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Fighting for your life : the African-American criminal justice survival guide
Elmore, John V., 1956-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Phoenix, AZ : Amber Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
xviii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
Format :


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KF9223 .E438 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
KF9223 .E438 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
KF9223 .E438 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
KF9223 .E438 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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Powerfully written by John V. Elmore, Esq. and edited by Yvonne Rose, with a foreword by Tony Rose, Publisher of Amber books, FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE Will Teach You: How to Choose the Best Attorney to Help You Win Your Personal Fight for Justice; Understand Your Rights and Know What to Do if You Are Arrested; Survive if You Get Caught up in the Criminal Justice System; How to Check Your Appearance and Conduct in Court to Get the Best Possible Outcome; Everything You Need to Know About Bail, Juries and Jail; How Drugs & Alcohol can Lead to a Life of Crime and Torment….How to Make the right Choices.

Author Notes

John Elmore is a practicing criminal defense attorney Mr. Elmore is a former New York State Trooper, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and New York State Assistant Attorney General. He has taught Criminal Justice at Buffalo State College and Medaille College. Mr. Elmore is married and has four children

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
About the Editorp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 You, Your Attorney and Your Fight For Justicep. 5
Chapter 2 Know Your Rightsp. 15
Chapter 3 Caught Up In the Criminal Justice Systemp. 25
Chapter 4 Your Appearance and Conduct In Courtp. 41
Chapter 5 The 411 About Bailp. 45
Chapter 6 Understanding the Role of a Jury: Your Life Is In Their Handsp. 51
Chapter 7 Cooperating With the Government: The Snitchp. 65
Chapter 8 Driving While Intoxicated Can Alter Your Life... Foreverp. 73
Chapter 9 Sex Crimes and Date Rapep. 79
Chapter 10 Does the Crime Fit the Punishment?p. 91
Chapter 11 The Controversy Over Capital Punishmentp. 101
Chapter 12 Police Misconduct (Before, During & After Arrest)p. 109
Chapter 13 Casualties Of The War On Drugsp. 117
Chapter 14 Women In Prison--The Endless Cycle of Punishmentp. 125
Chapter 15 Facts and Advice for Victims of Domestic Violencep. 133
Chapter 16 Cutting Down On Crime In Your Communityp. 139
Conclusion: Reshaping Our Youthp. 143
Appendix A. Three Criminal Justice System Survivors Tell Their Storiesp. 151
Appendix B. The Perils of Being Black In America--Let the Truth Be Toldp. 157
Appendix C. Names & Numbers That Will Help You Win The Fight For Your Lifep. 163
Indexp. 167