The Third Degree: The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Part murder mystery, part courtroom drama, and part landmark legal case, The Third Degree is the true story of a young man’s abuse by the Washington police and an arduous seven-year journey through the legal system that drew in Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John W. Davis, and J. Edgar Hoover. The ordeal culminated in a sweeping Supreme Court ruling penned by Justice Louis Brandeis that set the stage for the Miranda warning many years later. Scott D. Seligman argues that the importance of the case hinges not on the defendant’s guilt or innocence but on the imperative that a system that presumes one is innocent until proven guilty provides protections against coerced confessions.
Today, when the treatment of suspects between arrest and trial remains controversial, when bias against immigrants and minorities in law enforcement continues to deny them their rights, and when protecting individuals from compulsory self-incrimination is still an uphill battle, this century-old legal spellbinder is a cautionary tale that reminds us how we got where we are today and makes us wonder how far we have yet to go.
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|Listening Length||5 hours and 43 minutes|
|Author||Scott D. Seligman|
|Narrator||Christopher T. Carley|
|Audible.ca Release Date||November 17 2018|
|Publisher||University Press Audiobooks|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #229,233 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#896 in Law (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,039 in Legal History (Books)
#2,615 in True Crime (Audible Books & Originals)
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Part murder mystery, part immigrant’s nightmare, part legal thriller, in the capable hands of author Scott Seligman, The Third Degree tells a compelling story that riveted my attention all the way to the last page. Seligman’s meticulous research will intrigue those trained in the law as well as readers looking for a suspenseful tale. Highly recommended!
I found this story riveting and read it straight through....just couldn't put it down.
(Who knew a Chinese American was responsible for the Miranda Rights!)
Most definitely, I highly recommend this book ,have given it to others as a gift; and, have opened several dinner party conversations with : "Does anyone know the origin of the Miranda Rights?"