This edition is recommended for readers with a strong Torah background, seeking an informed, yet less secular, approach. It has been revised and expanded, containing 40 additional pages. A penetrating, engagingly written book with compelling evidence of the truths of Judaism. With wisdom, wit, and a wide range of sources, the author presents a ground-up approach to Judaism, bringing a fresh perspective that will challenge and educate readers from every background and skill level. From yeshivah students to university professors, this book is an easily readable, eminently eye-opening look at subjects like the divine origin of Torah, understanding the Holocaust and human suffering, G-d's foreknowledge vs. our free will, amongst others. Reading this well-researched book is a surefire way to eminently strengthen one's belief, and lay to rest many gnawing questions about G-d, Torah, and Judaism. This edition contains additional information and appendixes that were not included in previous editions.
Author: Shmuel Waldman
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
In January 2002, forty-six-year-old Christa Worthington was found stabbed to death in the kitchen of her Truro, Cape Cod, cottage, her curly-haired toddler clutching her body. A former Vassar girl and scion of a prominent local family, Christa had abandoned a glamorous career as a fashion writer for a simpler life on the Cape, where she had an affair with a married fisherman and had his child. After her murder, evidence pointed toward several local men who had known her. Yet in 2005, investigators arrested Christopher McCowen, a thirty-four-year-old African-American garbage collector with an IQ of 76. The local headlines screamed, “Black Trash Hauler Ruins Beautiful White Family” and “Black Murderer Apprehended in Fashion Writer Slaying,” while the sole evidence against McCowen was a DNA match showing that he’d had sex with Worthington prior to her murder. There were no fingerprints, no witnesses, and although the state medical examiner acknowledged there was no evidence of rape, the defendant was convicted after a five-week trial replete with conflicting testimony, accusations of crime scene contamination, and police misconduct—and was condemned to three lifetime sentences in prison with no parole. Rarely has a homicide trial been refracted so clearly through the prism of those who engineered it, and in Reasonable Doubt, bestselling author and biographer Peter Manso is determined to rectify what has become one of the most grossly unjust verdicts in modern trial history. In his riveting new book he bares the anatomy of a horrific murder—as well as the political corruption and racism that appear to be endemic in one of America’s most privileged playgrounds, Cape Cod. Exhaustively researched and vividly accessible, Reasonable Doubt is a no-holds-barred account of not only Christa Worthington’s murder but also of a botched investigation and a trial that was rife with bias. Manso dug deep into the case, and the results were explosive. The Cape DA indicted the author, threatening him with fifty years in prison. The trial and conviction of Christopher McCowen for rape and murder should worry American citizens, and should prompt us to truly examine the lip service we pay to the presumption of innocence . . . and to reasonable doubt. With this explosive and challenging book Manso does just that.
The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen
Author: Peter Manso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: True Crime
Selection of Larry King's interviews with leading lawyers, judges, jurors, and others on the issue of reasonable doubt in America's legal system.
Author: Larry King
Publisher: Phoenix Books Incorporated
This legal thriller is the story of a very young lawyer in a small town who crosses the mob. They send a hit man after him. Trying to break free, he sues them and a courtroom drama ensues. Very quickly he learns you don’t sue the mob and go back to normal living. He is pursued relentlessly and runs west to the mountains of Arizona, where he seeks refuge with a Navajo shepherd. He sets up his office in a cabin while he pursues his case against the godfather. The shepherd has many lessons for Thaddeus Murfee—lessons about surviving when all odds are against you. Together they face the first mob soldier sent after Thaddeus. Plus…the old shepherd has a granddaughter who attends medical school. Katy teaches him to fly-fish, and romance blossoms. Then, he is pursued again and must abandon her in this powerful crime fiction. Set in Chicago, Mexico, and Arizona, Thaddeus is hunted. He must battle wealthy lawyers who seek to protect the mobsters. Thaddeus takes his case to trial with astounding results. Beyond a Reasonable Death is a true crime thriller. There is enough legal action to satisfy even the hungriest fan of legal fiction. Thaddeus Murfee novel categories include: - Legal Thrillers - Crime Thrillers - Legal Suspense - Lawyer Mysteries - Crime Fiction - Mystery Series - Romance Suspense - Courtroom Thrillers - Courtroom Drama - Organized Crime - Heist Thrillers
Author: John Ellsworth
Publisher: Subjudica House
To be convicted of a crime in the United States, a person must be proven guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” But what is reasonable doubt? Even sophisticated legal experts find this fundamental doctrine difficult to explain. In this accessible book, James Q. Whitman digs deep into the history of the law and discovers that we have lost sight of the original purpose of “reasonable doubt.” It was not originally a legal rule at all, he shows, but a theological one. The rule as we understand it today is intended to protect the accused. But Whitman traces its history back through centuries of Christian theology and common-law history to reveal that the original concern was to protect the souls of jurors. In Christian tradition, a person who experienced doubt yet convicted an innocent defendant was guilty of a mortal sin. Jurors fearful for their own souls were reassured that they were safe, as long as their doubts were not “reasonable.” Today, the old rule of reasonable doubt survives, but it has been turned to different purposes. The result is confusion for jurors, and a serious moral challenge for our system of justice.
Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial
Author: James Q. Whitman
Publisher: Yale University Press
Historical Perspectives on the Anglo-American Law of Evidence
Author: Barbara J. Shapiro
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This book tells what the language of the law is, how it got that way and how it works out in the practice. The emphasis is more historical than philosophical, more practical than pedantic.
Author: David Mellinkoff
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Have You Considered is the third in a series of unique devotionals which present the evidence for creation from every area of science. 365 different examples of how well science supports a biblical model for our origins are presented. Topics range from biology to geology, genetics to botany, anatomy to history, design to microbiology, Christian truths to cosmology. This book is marvelously illustrated with over 300 color illustrations. It is written in a style that is appropriate to be read to even young children yet profoundly enjoyable for adults. The book also contains extensive references and includes topical, Bible verse, and subject indexes. It is a phenominal source for homes schoolers, Christian parents, or anyone wanting to know more about nature or creation.
Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Author: Julie VonVett,Bruce Malone
Publisher: Search for the Truth Ministry
Author: Tennessee. Supreme Court,Robert Thomas Shannon,Joseph Brown Heiskell,Jere Baxter,Benjamin James Lea,George Wesley Pickle
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Using the O.J. Simpson case as a backdrop, the famous defense lawyer examines the American criminal justice system, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses
The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case
Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Part of the John C. Klotter Justice Administration Legal Series, this revision presents the latest developments in the law of evidence that are of interest to criminal justice personnel. Highlights include: chapter outlines, lists of key terms and concepts for each chapter, a glossary, and new, up-to-date cases in Part II. Introduces the reader to the basics of collecting, preserving, and presenting evidence in a criminal court to convict the guilty and acquit the innocent. Highlights include: chapter outlines, lists of key terms and concepts for each chapter, briefs of judicial decisions, a glossary, appendices, and up-to-date table of cases. New eleventh edition presents the latest developments in the law of evidence that are of interest to criminal justice personnel. Student aids include chapter outlines, key terms and concepts lists, a glossary, a table of cases cited, and online case study questons. Professor resources are available on the publisher's homepage, and include Instructor's Guide, Test Bank, and Lecture PowerPoint Slides.
Author: Jefferson L. Ingram