Witness To a Trial

[Witness To a Trial ]
Hodder & Stoughton
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Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
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The author narrates an original legal drama which remains unresolved and shows the flaws of the American justice system, as well as the doubts about its capacity to impose death sentences. He briefly presents various difficulties about these topics: the interest that a judge could have in proclaiming a sentence for a murderer, the economic difficulties of a lawyer, the desire for glory of a prosecutor who does not make amends for his oath, a defendant who may have been set up in a trap and a murderer who may have committed a perfect crime.   

Author: Angeles Labrada, Spain
Update on: Jun 2019