By Paul H. Robinson
A police trooper inspects a motor vehicle in the course of a regimen site visitors cease and reveals an enormous cache of guns, entire with automated rifles, hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition, and black ski masks-a veritable financial institution robber's package. may still the boys within the automobile be charged? if that is so, with what?
A son neglects to take care of his aged mom, whose emaciated shape is stumbled on presently prior to she dies a painful demise. Is the son's overlook punishable, and if this is the case how?
A profession con guy writes one undesirable payment too many and is sentenced to existence in prison-for a sign in the volume of $129.75. is that this just?
A thief steals a backpack, basically to discover it features a terrorist bomb. He signals the police and saves lives, reworking himself from petty legal to nationwide hero.
These are only some of the many provocative situations that Paul Robinson offers and unravels in Would You Convict?
Judging crimes and dishing out punishment has lengthy been a casual nationwide pasttime. High-profile crimes or really brutal ones normally recommended unending debate, in newspapers, on tv, in espresso retailers, and on entrance porches. Our very nature inclines us to be armchair judges, freely waving our metaphorical gavels and opining as to the innocence or guilt-and appropriate punishment-of alleged criminals.
Confronting this impulse, Paul Robinson right here provides a sequence of bizarre episodes that not just challenged the legislations, yet that defy a facile or knee-jerk verdict. Narrating the evidence in compelling, yet indifferent element, Robinson invitations readers to condemn the transgressor (or not), ahead of revealing the ultimate consequence of the case.
The instances defined in Would You Convict? engage, surprise, even repel. indisputably, they'll problem you and your trust procedure. and how within which juries and judges have resolved them will in all likelihood shock you.
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