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Judge for Yourself By L. A. Naylor

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This is an important book about wrongful convictions in the British criminal justice system.

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Judge for Yourself: How Many are Innocent? by L. A. Naylor

Think you could you possibly end up spending twenty years lost in the British prison system serving time for a hideous crime that you never committed? No? Think again. Judge for Yourself is a book that is long overdue - a well researched lay person's guide to the British legal system's appalling number of miscarriages of justice. Even more interestingly, it is an exploration of how such mistakes are allowed to continue, and how, despite an often blatant lack of evidence against them, many people have been -- and still are - languishing in jail for crimes they did not commit. Naylor starts from an intelligent and irrefutable premise: that any system of justice, being human made, is prone to error. That is not, she argues, a problem per se; the problem lies in the fact that the Establishment, in its indifference, arrogance and/or incompetence, refuses to take any serious action to correct these errors and prevent them from happening in the future. the criminal justice system. James Baldwin once said, 'If one really wishes to see how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the lawyers, the policemen, the judges or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected -- those who need the protection of the law the most -- and listens to their testimony.' This is precisely what Naylor has done and such startling revelations make essential reading. Nothing will seem quite the same after. This is an original piece of work that highlights a serious problem and questions the very nature of the democratic processes that govern our lives.

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"An extremely well-written polemic that pulls no punches..." -- Dr Michael Naughton; "Essential and obligatory reading..." -- Michael Mansfield QC; "Anyone interested in Britain, social justice and human resilience should read this book." -- Simon Hattenstone; "This is one of the best books that has been written about miscarriages of justice." -- Paddy Joe Hill, Birmingham 6; "Judge for Yourself will shatter any notion that miscarriages of justice are a thing of the past; it presents a step by step exposure of the forces that create wrongful convictions and follows it up with case studies. In doing so, Naylor expertly dissects the whole criminal justice system." The Guardian

About L. A. Naylor


L.A. Naylor has been the CEO of a charity, a wreck diver and English teacher. She was awarded a grant from the Campaign for Learning to write a book about miscarriages of justice in the UK. As a result, she received a lifetime membership to the Millennium Awards Fellowship which exists to recognise, celebrate and record the energy and achievements of individuals working to strengthen and enrich their communities.

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GOR003414994
Judge for Yourself: How Many are Innocent? by L. A. Naylor
L. A. Naylor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Roots Books
2004-09-20
285
0954743709
9780954743703
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