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PRESUMED GUILTY: When Cops Get it Wrong and Courts Seal the Deal

Brett Christian
Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne
2013
ISBN: 9781742706740
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Format: Softcover
Quantity in stock: 1

Condition: VG+ (Very Good plus)

Price: $20.00 (inc GST)

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At the centre of this in-depth and often chilling book is the tragic murder, in 1959, of twenty-two-year- old Perth woman Jillian Brewer, and the mostly inconceivable wrongful arrest and conviction of a young deaf man, Darryl Beamish, for the act. Charting in extraordinary detail the procedural errors, fantastical egos and often deliberate obfuscation of truth that took place in the Beamish conviction, along with many other cases, Christian reveals the startling array of potholes and pitfalls that continue to threaten the execution of proper justice in our society. Readers will be glued to their seats as they encounter the jaw-dropping recollections Bret Christian has compiled of badly interpreted forensics, biased testimony, mismatched and botched statements of fact, and downright dirty policing tactics. All at once horrific, mind-blowing and puzzling, the stories Christian has unearthed might well be fiction - but tragically, are all true. pp. 343 bibliography First Edition #0219 

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