American Legal Injustice: Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witness

American Legal Injustice: Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witness

By: Emanuel Tanay (author), Robert I. Simon (foreword_author)Paperback

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Forensic psychiatrist Emanuel Tanay has testified in thousands of court cases as an expert witness. Tanay provides a 'behind-the-scenes' view of our criminal justice system and clear examples of the rampant injustice that he has witnessed. He argues that the potential for injustice is built into our legal system in the form of incompetent lawyers, the imbalance of resources between the pricey defense lawyers hired by large corporations in civil trials and the inexperienced lawyers often hired by plaintiffs, and the political concerns of elected judges and prosecutors.

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Emanuel Tanay, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University and a distinguished fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has provided forensic psychiatric expert testimony for more than 50 years.


Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Part 4 Part I: Law under Scrutiny Chapter 5 Chapter 1: The Roots of Injustice Chapter 6 Chapter 2: Science and the Law Chapter 7 Chapter 3: The Litigation Process Part 8 Part II: Guilty Unless Proven Innocent Chapter 9 Chapter 4: The Cause and Mode of Death-A Mistaken Determination of Suicide Chapter 10 Chapter 5: A Killing Is a Killing Is a Killing-Unless It Isn't: Varieties of Homicide Chapter 11 Chapter 6: Ted Bundy-The Pleasure of Cruelty Chapter 12 Chapter 7: Innocent and on Death Row-Sterling Spann Chapter 13 Chapter 8: The Sam Sheppard Saga Chapter 14 Chapter 9: The Legacy of the John Hinckley, Jr., Verdict Chapter 15 Chapter 10: Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald-The Homicidal Spectrum Chapter 16 Chapter 11: Andrea Yates-Sanity Based on Insanity

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780765707765
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 340
  • ID: 9780765707765
  • weight: 463
  • ISBN10: 0765707764

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