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By Paul H. Robinson,Michael T. Cahill

If an blameless individual is distributed to legal or if a killer walks unfastened, we're outraged. The felony process assures us, and we think and insist, that it'll search to "do justice" in felony circumstances. So why, for a few situations, does the legal legislations intentionally and generally sacrifice justice? during this unflinching examine American legal legislations, Paul Robinson and Michael Cahill show that circumstances with unjust results are usually not constantly abnormal or unpredictable. particularly, the felony legislations occasionally chooses to not provide defendants what they deserve: that's, unsatisfying effects take place even if the approach works because it is designed to paintings. The authors locate that whereas a few justice-sacrificing doctrines serve their meant function, many others don't, or should be changed by way of different, higher ideas that might serve the aim with out leaving behind a simply outcome. With a wide ranging view of the overlapping and sometimes competing objectives that our criminal associations needs to stability every day, Law with out Justice demanding situations us to revive justice to the legal justice system.

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