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On A Silver Platter

Author: Greg M. Smith
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814780806
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Beyond Exonerating the Innocent: Author on WAMU Radio Convicted Yet Innocent: The Legal Times Review Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 DNA testing and advances in forensic science have shaken the foundations of the U.S. criminal justice system. One of the most visible results is the exoneration of inmates who were wrongly convicted and incarcerated, many of them sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. This has caused a quandary for many states: how can claims of innocence be properly investigated and how can innocent inmates be reliably distinguished from the guilty? In answer, some states have created “innocence commissions” to establish policies and provide legal assistance to the improperly imprisoned. The Innocence Commission describes the creation and first years of the Innocence Commission for Virginia (ICVA), the second innocence commission in the nation and the first to conduct a systematic inquiry into all cases of wrongful conviction. Written by Jon B. Gould, the Chair of the ICVA, who is a professor of justice studies and an attorney, the author focuses on twelve wrongful conviction cases to show how and why wrongful convictions occur, what steps legal and state advocates took to investigate the convictions, how these prisoners were ultimately freed, and what lessons can be learned from their experiences. Gould recounts how a small band of attorneys and other advocates — in Virginia and around the country — have fought wrongful convictions in court, advanced the subject of wrongful convictions in the media, and sought to remedy the issue of wrongful convictions in the political arena. He makes a strong case for the need for Innocence Commissions in every state, showing that not only do Innocence Commissions help to identify weaknesses in the criminal justice system and offer workable improvements, but also protect society by helping to ensure that actual perpetrators are expeditiously identified, arrested, and brought to trial. Everyone has an interest in preventing wrongful convictions, from police officers and prosecutors, who seek the latest and best investigative techniques, to taxpayers, who want an efficient criminal justice system, to suspects who are erroneously pursued and sometimes convicted. Free of legal jargon and written for a general audience, The Innocence Commission is instructive, informative, and highly compelling reading.

A Jewel On A Silver Platter

Author: Padmanabhan Krishna
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312903333
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This book gives an intimate portrayal of the philosopher sage Jiddu Krishnamurti by several of his colleagues who knew him over many decades and interacted with him closely. It reveals several aspects of the man and investigates his teachings in depth. The author, Professor P.Krishna, was a Professor of Physics and was closely associated with him for nearly 3 decades. He has lectured all over the world and conducted dialogues about Krishnamurti's teachings.

Death On A Silver Platter

Author: Ellen Hart
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030741499X
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DOUBLE MURDER, ON THE HOUSE Far from being the idyllic home Carl Veelund envisioned when he built the grand mansion years ago, Prairie Lodge has become the keeper of many dark and terrible secrets. Now family members are dropping like flies: Two women are dead—and truths long hidden are about to be brought to light. When restaurant reviewer-cum-sleuth Sophie Greenway stumbles upon an old diary, she has no idea it will toss her like a salad into the center of the tragedies unfolding at Prairie Lodge. It appears that being a dear friend to Carl’s daughter, Elaine, has become dangerous. For in a recipe that calls for murder, deceit, sibling rivalry, and old grudges that die hard, Sophie finds herself the main ingredient. . . . From the Paperback edition.

Murder On A Silver Platter

Author: Shawn Reilly Simmons
Publisher: Henery Press
ISBN: 1943390584
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The Red Carpet Catering novels are “a fun new series for readers who enjoy their theatrical showbiz mysteries with a culinary twist” (Kings River Life Magazine). Penelope Sutherland and her Red Carpet Catering company just got their big break as the on-set caterer for an upcoming blockbuster. But when she discovers a dead body outside her house, Penelope finds herself in hot water. Things start to boil over when serious accidents threaten the lives of the cast and crew. And when the film’s star, who happens to be Penelope’s best friend, is poisoned, the entire production is nearly shut down. Threats and accusations send Penelope out of the frying pan and into the fire as she struggles to keep her company afloat. Before Penelope can dish up dessert, she must find the killer or she’ll be the one served up on a silver platter. “Loved this book! The characters are well-drawn and it’s cleverly plotted. Totally engrossing . . . I felt as though I was actually on a movie set.” —Marianna Heusler, Edgar Award–nominated author of No End to Trouble “Delicious! A great read written by someone who knows the behind the scenes world of filmmaking . . . A winner!” —Kathryn Leigh Scott, author of the Jinx Fogarty Mysteries “Simmons has given us quite a good beginning to a new series; she manages to create characters that are both believable and likable, while weaving in small tidbits of movie-making and what is involved in catering food to a movie crew.” —Any Good Book

On A Silver Platter

Author: Linda Morganstein
Publisher: Quest Books by RCE
ISBN: 9781935053514
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When a film company begins production of a low-budget modern-day horror movie based on the beheading of Saint John the Baptist, Alex is asked to lend a hand as a stunt double. In no time, she's immersed in the intrigues of the cast and crew, culminating in a terrible calamity that sends her, once again, on the trail of a killer. On A Silver Platter is the third of the Alexis Pope mystery series. The first is Ordinary Furies. The second is Harpies' Feast.

Heartache On A Silver Platter

Author: Canden Webb
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781540666031
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In Heartache On A Silver Platter, Canden shares some of the most candid, heartfelt accounts on the road from healing to heartache. Filled with inspiring poems, quotes, and affirmations that strike the heart in the most tender place, Heartache On A Silver Platter is a companion guide in the journey back to the place of restoration, wellness, joy and faith.

Silver Platter Hoe 5

Author: Reds Johnson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981986477
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You've met Trina "The H.B.I.C."....... Cut that!!! Because now Asani's in the picture and she's here to claim the THRONE!!! Trina has some mean competition. Asani is coming to take over and she's seeking revenge. It's a battle between sisters; only thing is that this time it's not just Desire

Blessings Served On A Silver Platter Special Christmas Edition

Author: Barbara Lynne Clark
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 9781682297179
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We all know the old saying, "Life is what you make it," but this author claims sometimes life is just plain "HOW YOU TAKE IT!" Embark on a personal journey with Barbara through cherished memories, desperate moments, and at times whimsical accounts of actual experiences. Hers has been what she considers an ordinary life but overflowing with engaging characters including her children, friends, and memorable acquaintances who have had a profound influence. This author has discovered even the seemingly insignificant details can reveal fresh insight, illuminate the path we travel, bring us new wisdom, teach us a lesson, sustain our faith, or when needed give us a dose of what is said to be the best medicine...laughter! Join this author in her contemplations of life, faith, and God's ways, personified by her own unique perspective. Writing poetry and short stories as a youth, then corresponding with pen pals worldwide, BARBARA discovered she could actually deeply touch lives. Writing became her true passion, which she considers from God who has gifted and blessed her with ability to see beyond circumstance for needed encouragement, answers, even medicinal humor! She views this as the beginning of an inspiring relationship with readers, even if only touching one life.