The Humanity of Justice by Burke E. Strunsky
Lighting Even The Darkest Path Toward Justice (Volume 1)

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Against the backdrop of his most haunting, high-profile murder and child abuse cases, a veteran prosecutor goes beyond an insider’s reflection to shine a light on the humanlike qualities personified in the U.S. criminal justice system and what this means for our future. The Humanity of Justice is a procedural true-crime book told through the eyes and heart of a veteran criminal prosecutor who cares about the people he meets and their life-altering circumstances. Burke E. Strunsky, a senior deputy district attorney in southern California, takes the reader inside the courtroom for some of the most haunting criminal cases in the state as well as the nation, including: a highly respected church leader who brutally murders his wife for the insurance money while their baby sleeps peacefully in another room; a twisted father who sexually molests his daughter’s own friends at her slumber parties; a former police chief who drowns his wife of thirty years in their backyard spa; and a young man who sadistically tortures and kills a helpless three-year-old boy, yet manages to dodge the death penalty. Strunsky’s own impassioned social and moral commentary is woven throughout this thought-provoking book on issues significant to the world of criminal justice. Even in the midst of the darkest stories, the voices and courage of the victims and those who love them will leave the reader touched and inspired. 100% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to The Humanity of Justice Foundation, a non-profit organization, to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
 

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Published July 12, 2012 by BookBaby. 322 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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During a murder trial, he sets the scene: A man who had just killed his wife in a hot tub, “stepped into his suede-like moccasin slippers...and stopped to stare down at [her] lifeless body, partially obscured by soap bubbles and the turbulence of the spa jets.” In another dramatic passage, Struns...

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In each of the ensuing chapters, the author further debunked many of my perceived realities about criminal law.

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Strunsky is a senior deputy district attorney in California and in his new book, The Humanity of Justice, he takes readers on a moving, insightful journey behind the scenes of the American justice system and inside the courtroom for the stories of some of the most unsettling criminal cases in the...

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"The Humanity of Justice" is possibly the best book I've ever read on the modern American justice system.

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