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Defending the Guilty: TV Tie-In

Alex McBride



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05 September 2019
Biography; Memoirs; Criminology: legal aspects; Legal ethics & professional conduct; Criminal law & procedure
How do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free?

Every day, criminal barrister Alex McBride stands up in court and attempts to save people from conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes it's a hopeless case.

Sometimes he has the chance to right a wrong. But mostly his clients are just plain guilty.

In Defending the Guilty, McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system. He introduces us to its extraordinary characters and arcane eccentricities, and tells astonishing stories of courtroom triumph and defeat. Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Old Bailey, these hair-raising tales reveal that justice rarely operates in quite the way we expect.
By:   Alex McBride
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Media tie-in
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   202g
ISBN:   9780241986912
ISBN 10:   0241986915
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   05 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alex McBride is a criminal barrister. He is the author of the 'Common Law' column in Prospect magazine and has contributed to the New Statesman and various BBC programmes, including From Our Own Correspondent.

Reviews for Defending the Guilty: TV Tie-In

Gripping, engaging, compelling. The real life of criminal barristers is expertly caught -- Literary Review Expert, authoritative, hilarious - an insider's fearless account of life at the criminal bar -- Craig Raine * TLS, Books of the Year * Terrific. McBride details his own cock-ups and disasters with the relish of the born humorous writer. Very funny * Daily Mail *

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