"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Summary and Analysis of The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution - Based on the Book by James S Liebman - cover

Summary and Analysis of The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution - Based on the Book by James S Liebman

Worth Books

Publisher: Worth Books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution tells you what you need to know—before or after you read James S. Liebman and the Columbia DeLuna Project’s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.    This short summary and analysis of The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution by James S. Liebman and the Columbia DeLuna Project includes:  Historical contextChapter-by-chapter summariesDetailed timeline of important eventsImportant quotesFascinating triviaGlossary of terms  About James S. Liebman and the Columbia DeLuna Project’s The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution:  The Wrong Carlos calls into question the United States justice system and its ability to impose the death penalty with impartiality and certainty through an in-depth examination of an obscure capital murder case from the 1980s.   In Corpus Christi, Texas, a man named Carlos DeLuna was executed for the murder of Wanda Vargas Lopez, while a man who looked just like him, Carlos Hernandez, escaped conviction for killing her and others.   Columbia Law School professor James S. Liebman and his team from the Columbia DeLuna Project delve into this case of mistaken identity to study how factors such as race, poverty, and reliance upon eyewitness testimony can contribute to erroneous death penalty convictions.   In a country where capital punishment remains controversial, The Wrong Carlos asks its readers to consider whether irreversible conviction at the hands of a flawed system is the type of justice Americans want to see served.   The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Other books that might interest you

  • Shattered Innocence - cover

    Shattered Innocence

    Robert Scott

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The New York Times–bestselling account of Jaycee Lee Dugard’s remarkable escape from the sexual predator who kept her captive for eighteen years.    In 1991, an eleven-year-old-girl was abducted in broad daylight. Eighteen years later, a policewoman at the University of California, Berkeley, confronted a deranged man accompanied by two young girls. During questioning the next day, the girls’ mother blurted, “I am Jaycee Lee Dugard.” Her companion was identified as Phillip Craig Garrido—a convicted drug user, rapist, and sexual predator. An astonishing story was about to unfold . . .   Now, award-winning author Robert Scott brings to light previously unrevealed information about Garrido’s criminal past and manipulation of the legal system. With police and expert testimony, this book shows how Garrido managed to get out of a fifty-year prison sentence—to shatter the innocence of Jaycee Lee Dugard forever.  Includes 16 pages of photos!
    Show book
  • Never Again - A Never Before Told Insight into the 1992 Los Angeles Riots - cover

    Never Again - A Never Before...

    Bill C. Weiss

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Never Again offers first hand insight into the hours leading up to, during, and after the Los Angeles riots, telling detail by detail how closely the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department was to changing the course of history. The L.A. Police Department is thrust into the limelight and finds itself totally unprepared to deal with this deadly and dynamic crisis. Bill Weiss, the Watch Commander, copes with his internal instinct to take action, waged against his self-discipline to follow orders, leading up to the final moment when he is ready to put his daring plan into action. This chaotic and rapidly evolving disturbance engulfed the city and portions of the surrounding metropolitan area. Its effect would be felt throughout the nation and observed throughout the world. Many of the scars still remains today, and something lost still lingers within Weiss as he tries to come to terms with what could have been.
    Show book
  • Summary and Analysis of The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy - Based on the Book by Ann Rule - cover

    Summary and Analysis of The...

    Worth Books

    • 3
    • 3
    • 0
    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Stranger Beside Me tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Ann Rule’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.    This short summary and analysis of The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule includes: Historical contextSection-by-section summariesDetailed timeline of important eventsImportant quotesFascinating triviaSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work  About The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule:   Among American serial killers, Ted Bundy is infamous not just for his crimes, but for the way he was able to charm his victims. Bundy’s friendly demeanor fooled many, including Ann Rule, bestselling true crime author and former law enforcement officer.   Rule and Bundy met while working together at a suicide hotline. The two remained friends throughout the period of Bundy’s crimes, trials, and fight against execution. This friendship gives the reader an intimate window into a man countless psychiatrists struggle to explain.   Get to know Ted Bundy, a true sociopath, and learn about his reign of terror in the Pacific Northwest, Florida, and perhaps beyond. Rule’s police background adds compelling perspective to one of the most popular, detailed, and personal books written about Ted Bundy.   The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
    Show book
  • Blood and Money - The Classic True Story of Murder Passion and Power - cover

    Blood and Money - The Classic...

    Thomas Thompson

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    New York Times Bestseller: The “gripping” true story of a beautiful Texas socialite, her ambitious husband, and a string of mysterious deaths (Los Angeles Times). Joan Robinson Hill was a world-class equestrian, a glamorous member of Houston high society, and the wife of Dr. John Hill, a handsome and successful plastic surgeon. Her father, Ash Robinson, was a charismatic oil tycoon obsessed with making his daughter’s every dream come true.   Rich, attractive, and reckless, Joan was one of the most celebrated women in a town infatuated with money, power, and fame. Then one morning in 1969, she fell mysteriously ill. The sordid events that followed comprise “what may be the most compelling and complex case in crime annals” (Ann Rule, bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me).   From the elegant mansions of River Oaks, one of America’s most exclusive neighborhoods, to a seedy underworld of prostitution and murder-for-hire, New York Times–bestselling author Thomas Thompson tracks down every bizarre motive and enigmatic clue to weave a fascinating tale of lust and vengeance. Full of colorful characters, shocking twists, and deadly secrets, Blood and Money is “an absolute spellbinder” and true crime masterpiece (Newsweek).  
    Show book
  • Lyn: A Story of Prostitution - cover

    Lyn: A Story of Prostitution

    June Levine, Lyn Madden

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Lyn Madden worked for twenty years as a prostitute, mostly in Dublin. Her career ended on the night she watched her lover and pimp John Cullen, throw a fire bomb through the window of Dolores Lynch’s home. Dolores, who had ‘escaped’ from prostitution some years previously, perished along with her elderly mother and aunt.That murder shocked Lyn out of her dependence on John and enabled her to summon up the courage necessary to denounce him to the police. She began writing this book whilst awaiting the trial during which John Cullen was sentenced to eighteen years in jail.
    Show book
  • American Gangster - And Other Tales of New York - cover

    American Gangster - And Other...

    Mark Jacobson

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The “riveting account” of a Harlem drug kingpin—the basis for the Ridley Scott film starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe (Entertainment Weekly). 
     
    In the 1970s, Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in over a million dollars a day. So many heroin addicts were buying from him on 116th Street that he claimed the Transit Authority changed the bus routes to avoid them. He lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, but Lucas was a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using the coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States and, before being sentenced to seventy years in prison, he played a major role in the near death of New York City.  
     
    In American Gangster, Mark Jacobson’s captivating account of the life of Frank Lucas (the basis for the major motion picture) joins other tales of New York City from the past few decades. The collection features a number of Jacobson’s most famous essays, as well as previous unpublished work and recent articles on 9/11 conspiracy theorists, America’s #1 escort, and Harlem’s own Charles Rangel, the retired chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. American Gangster is a vibrant, many-layered portrait of the most fascinating city in the world, by one of the most acclaimed journalists of our time. 
     
    “Gripping reading . . . Whether covering the high life or lowlifes, Jacobson boasts a novelistic eye and muscular prose in the tradition of urban chroniclers like Joseph Mitchell, A.J. Liebling, and Pete Hamill. A-.”—Entertainment Weekly 
     
    “Mark Jacobson is a living American Master.”—New York Daily News
    Show book