The Presumption of Guilt

When we move from a presumption of innocence to a presumption of guilt, we diminish our sense of community and undermine our democratic ideals. I examine the race and class dimensions of the Gates arrest by looking at how other ...

Author: Charles Ogletree

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230110134

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The Crowley-Gates incident was a clash of absolutes, underscoring the tension between black and white, police and civilians, and the privileged and less privileged in modern America. Charles Ogletree, one of the country's foremost experts on civil rights, uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all. Working from years of research and based on his own classes and experiences with law enforcement, the author illuminates the steps needed to embark on the long journey toward racial and legal equality for all Americans.

Presumption of Guilt How the Kids for Cash Scandal Trampled Justice

Zubrod: The plea that he is pleading guilty to is the fact he was aware of—that there was income tax evasion taking ... Supreme Court and the Interbranch Commission presumed Ciavarella's guilt based on the government's allegations.

Author: Lorna N. Graham

Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing

ISBN: 9781948181419

Category: True Crime

Page: 356

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Presumption of Guilt analyses criminal prosecutions that spawned the notorious “kids for cash” scandal. Although a juvenile judge freely admitted committing fraud in failing to properly account for millions of dollars, prosecutors insisted he had accepted that money in exchange for jailing juveniles. These heinous allegations were presumed to be true, resulting in widespread hysteria. Incredibly, after creating the scandal, prosecutors failed to produce evidence it had ever happened at the judge’s trial. Unfortunately for the judge, by that time “kids for cash” was so ingrained in the public’s conscience that the lack of its proof was meaningless.

Presumption of Guilt

In India, a man spent 54 years behind bars in pretrial detention, waiting for a trial that would never happen because his file had been lost.

Author: Open Society Justice Initiative

Publisher: Open Society Inst

ISBN: 1936133849

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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Presumption of Guilt examines the excessive use of pretrial detention: the practice of jailing criminal defendants without trial. Around the world, millions of people who should be presumed innocent are held in pretrial detention for months or even years while they await trial. Many pretrial detainees are held in appalling conditions, tortured, denied medical care and access to a lawyer, and exposed to disease; they can lose their homes, jobs, and even families. The excessive use of pretrial detention is a massive, globalbut overlookedhuman rights violation.

Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Rather than eschewing the significance of the presumption of innocence, the book defends its role within its proper context, the criminal trial.

Author: Richard L. Lippke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190469207

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The notion that an individual accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty is one of the cornerstones of the American criminal justice system. However, the presumption of innocence creates a number of practical and theoretical issues, particularly regarding pre-trial and post-trial processes. In Taming the Presumption of Innocence, Richard L. Lippke argues that the presumption of innocence should be contained to the criminal trial. Beyond the realm of the trial, legal professionals, investigators, and the general public should carry out their respective roles in the criminal justice process without making any presumptions about guilt or innocence whatsoever. Rather than eschewing the significance of the presumption of innocence, the book defends its role within its proper context, the criminal trial. According to Lippke, other aspects of the criminal justice system such as investigation, lawmaking, and treatment of ex-offenders should be conducted in such a way that reflects the fallibility and unpredictability of the system without involving the issue of presumed guilt or innocence. Lippke dispels the idea that the presumption of innocence can be used to remedy some of the current issues in the practice of criminal justice, and instead proposes engaging in deeper, more substantive reforms of the American criminal justice system. The first monograph dedicated exclusively to the presumption of innocence, Taming the Presumption of Innocence will be an ideal text for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal theory.

The Central Law Journal

This instruction was held to be erroneous because of the failure to include " other incriminating circumstances ” than the possession of the stolen property as neoessary to raise the presumption of guilt of burglary .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105061849647

Category: Law

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Vols. 65-96 include "Central law journal's international law list."

Presumption of Guilt

Lawyer Laura Chastain finds herself defending a cop who has been accussed of murdering a rapist, and even though she has no proof, she knows someone in the police station is setting her client up to take their fall.

Author: Lelia Kelly

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 078600584X

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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Lawyer Laura Chastain finds herself defending a cop who has been accussed of murdering a rapist, and even though she has no proof, she knows someone in the police station is setting her client up to take their fall.