A leading trial consultant gives an inside look at the courtroom and justice system that explains how some of the most controversial verdicts in recent times came to be.
There are the courtroom scenes we see on TV, and then there’s the truth about what happens behind the scenes—and inside the minds of the players. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience, Richard Gabriel provides firsthand accounts of his work on high-profile cases, offering unique insights on our justice system and those who shape it: the defendants, prosecutors, judges, witnesses, journalists, and the most important people in the room: the jury. An expert on court psychology and communication, Gabriel discusses his work on cases ranging from Casey Anthony to Enron and O.J. Simpson to Whitewater, in a book that will enlighten you about justice in America today.
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Richard Gabriel is a trial consultant of thirty years who has worked on more than a thousand criminal and civil cases across the United States. He is a coauthor of Jury Selection: Strategy and Science. A former president of the American Society of Trial Consultants, he has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, HLN, FOX, MSNBC, and NPR in more than fifty interviews on most of the high-profile trials in the last fifteen years. His experiences are the basis of a CBS TV drama currently in development.Review:
“The essential book for anyone who wants to truly understand the justice system today.”—Don Winslow, author of Savages
“More than just a memoir or a journalistic account of these famous trials, Gabriel reveals the struggles, sorrows, twists, and turns as prosecutors, defense attorneys, and high-profile defendants wage battle in court and on the public stage.”—Shawn Holley, celebrity attorney
“With explicit detail, Acquittal instantly captures your interest, presenting reality with the ease of the finest fiction novel.”—Paul Lisnek, J.D., PhD, author of The Hidden Jury
“Illuminates the inner-workings of the justice system.”—Publishers Weekly
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