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Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works...and Sometimes Doesn't

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Publisher's Summary

The American legal system changed dramatically when the OJ Simpson trial became a television-ratings bonanza. Now it's all crime, all the time, from tabloid news to police procedurals. Americans now know more about the criminal justice system than ever before. Or do they?

In Mistrial, Mark Geragos and Pat Harris argue precisely the opposite: In pursuit of sensationalism, the public sees only a small, distorted sample of what really happens in our courtrooms. Geragos and Harris debunk the myth of impartial American justice - from stealth jurors who secretly swing for a conviction to cops who regularly lie on the witness stand. Ultimately, the authors question whether a justice system model drawn up two centuries ago is still viable today.

Geragos and Harris are legal experts and prominent criminal defense attorneys who have worked on everything from celebrity media circuses to equally compelling cases defending individuals desperate to avoid the spotlight. Mistrial gives a behind-the-scenes peek that reveals their most fascinating cases, enthralling legal eagles and armchair litigators alike, as it blows the lid off what really happens in a courtroom.

©2013 Penguin Publishing Group (P)2017 DawsAngeles LLC

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  • Christopher Falvello
    22/06/17
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    "Law School in 8 hours"

    Anyone with even a passing interest in the US legal system will find this book fascinating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Computer Nerd Musician Guy
    Seattle, WA
    31/07/17
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    "the workings of our justice system"

    great overview of the functioning elements of today's justice system .... for normal people. Mike Dawson does a perfect job as the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Thompson
    28/07/17
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    "Great insight into criminal justice system"

    I really enjoyed the insight into the criminal justice system. While I don't agree with everything they write there is a lot of great points that need to be discussed. Highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick P.
    Canada
    28/07/17
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    "Very Entertaining..."

    This was a very interesting book. The stories are very well told. The authors pull the screen back to give you a behind the scenes look at the "best legal system in the world." As a Conservative, I could've done without the blatant digs at the right. While it didn't bother me, it does take you out of the moment. 5 Stars none the less.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Piperian396
    16/07/17
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    "Very educational"

    I first heard of Mark Geragos when I was in Junior High. He was the attorney for Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson. Based on how people on the radio described him you'd think he breathed fire. Years later I see that he has a podcast with Adam Carolla and surprisingly enough he is very smart and funny. When I saw this audiobook I jumped right in. I realize how manipulated I had been by things like Talk Radio when I was younger. Defense attorneys are important and we should understand why they do what they do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marlena
    14/07/17
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    "Great book, great topic"

    I loved every minute and was only disappointed by it when it ended, I wanted more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan Stuteville
    13/07/17
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    "fantastic story and narration!"

    fantastic story and narration! interested to see these concepts in my next jury duty. get it today!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    10/07/17
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    "Carolla brought me here"

    Great audiobook! I've know of Mark for a few years now but became more interested in his work after listening to his podcast with Adam Carolla. I've listened to another audio book(left of boom) with Mike Dawson as the narrator and I thought he did a fantastic job. This was a great purchase and perfect for my long car rides

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  • John Parker
    8/07/17
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    "A fascinating window into an opaque system"

    Mark Geragos' law firm has obviously -- if you've been conscious the last thirty years -- had a very storied practice, and been in the thick of some of the biggest "screaming headlines" cases in recent US history.

    Defense attorneys are subject to a great deal of scrutiny, scorn, rumor, conjecture, and mystery, more so than probably any other functionaries of the US criminal justice system. They are probably the least understood by the lay public, though they are perhaps the most vital part of the whole system. Like politicians, people look at defense attorneys and wonder, "What do they *really* think?"

    Wonder no more. Geragos and Harris turn their keen legal minds and decades of experience toward the system itself -- the good, the bad, the ugly, the confusing, the interesting, the frustrating, and the absurdly funny. This will be one I listen to more than once.

    I dinged the audio book on the performance because while the reading was entirely acceptable, the reader's voice is a bad fit for audio books. Imagine having the "epic movie trailer voice guy" reading and entire book in his epic movie trailer voice, and you'll understand what I mean. No offense to him; he would *rock* animation or video game voiceovers, but for an audio book, I personally prefer a more soothing experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brad
    7/07/17
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    "Great read."

    Very interesting insights into our legal system and highly entertaining. Great narration by Dawson, with his smoky cool voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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