Arrested: Battling America’s Criminal Justice System
Arrested is an eye-opening guidebook for those who want to better understand the operations of the American criminal justice system and how to face down this system when you or your loved one is facing criminal charges. Conaway’s informative book is replete with paradox as he explains how our societal concept of reaching decisions by means of consensus and that everyone has an equal voice do not mesh well with an ancient justice system – better known as “The Beast” — that serves the government and believes conflict is the best way to find truth and justice.
Practicing criminal defense attorney Dan Conaway does not mince words. Written in layman’s terms within a conversational setting, Conaway uses a plethora of scenarios – including cases he’s handled – and poses thought-provoking questions to debunk stereotypes of all the characters (police, prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys) critical to the courtroom (aka “The Belly of The Beast”). Conaway further paints a clear picture of the political pressures that play prominent roles in the court’s verdict. While Arrested may appear quite stark, there is no doubt that readers will finish this book feeling equipped to confidently face down a zero-tolerance criminal justice system.
Bascom Hill Publishing Group