The Quality of Justice in the Lower Criminal Courts of Metropolitan Boston : A Report of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law to the Governor's Committee on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. Stephen R Bing, S. Stephen Rosenfeld.

The Quality of Justice in the Lower Criminal Courts of Metropolitan Boston : A Report of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law to the Governor's Committee on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

Boston: Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, 1970.

Trade Paperback. Good with no dust jacket. Item #14219

Library stamps/marks/pocket, bottom 2" of spine covering scraped and tattered, hand-written spine title, otherwise light wear. Solid trade paperback. ; "Two basic features of these courts illustrate the quality of the process: - Little attention is paid to the rights or the plight of the poor. They are discriminated against at almost every turn. We have concluded, on the basis of hard statistical data, that in determining guilt or innocence, a man's finances are more important than the circumstances surrounding the charge. And ultimately, money determines justice. ... - The lower court process permits and indirectly encourages wide variations in the quality of justice dispensed in the separate district courts. Certain courts we studied could serve as models for fair and compassionate treatment, intelligent and judicious dispositions. Other courts, those serving highly urban populations and handling the greatest number of cases, present a marked contrast, reflecting poorly upon the city and the legal process." ; Ex-Library.

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