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Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law

Preet Bharara



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19 March 2019
True crime; Crime & criminology; Politics & government; Business & Economics; Law & society
'Simply, utterly brilliant. Bursting with humility and humanity' THE SECRET BARRISTER 'A survival guide for the Trump era' GUARDIAN Banned by Putin, fired by Trump. And now he's free to talk.

Multi-million-dollar fraud. Terrorism. Mafia criminality. Russian espionage. For eight years Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, successfully prosecuted some of the most high-profile crimes in America. Along the way he gained notoriety as the 'Sheriff of Wall Street', was banned from Russia by Vladimir Putin and earned the distinction of being one of the first federal employees fired by Trump.

In Doing Justice Bharara takes us into the gritty, tactically complex, often sensational world of America's criminal justice system. We meet the wrongly accused and those who have escaped scrutiny for too long, the fraudsters and mobsters, investigators and interrogators, snitches and witnesses. We learn what justice is and the basics of building a case, and how judgement must be delivered not only with toughness, but with calmness, care and compassion.

This is not just a book about the law. This is a book about integrity, leadership, decision-making and moral reasoning - and one that teaches us how to think and act justly in our own lives.
By:   Preet Bharara
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   688g
ISBN:   9781408899021
ISBN 10:   1408899027
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   19 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preet Bharara was appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York by Barack Obama in 2009 and served in that role until 2017, overseeing the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases. He is the Executive Vice President of Some Spider Studios and the host of CAFE's Stay Tuned with Preet, a podcast focused on issues of justice and fairness. He lives in New York. @PreetBharara

Reviews for Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law

Doing Justice is simply, utterly brilliant. Preet Bharara expertly weaves real-life stories of law and disorder into a compelling examination of our collective understanding of justice. This is no greatest hits parade of a prosecutor boasting about the bad guys he's locked up; it is a clarion call for the rule of law, bursting with humility and humanity. A desire for fairness - to suspects and defendants as well as the victims - is the touchstone for every chapter; a vital and urgent contribution in an age when established principles of justice and the rule of law are under attack across the world. I read this book as a junior lawyer and thought to myself, at every page, this is the kind of prosecutor I want to be when I grow up -- The Secret Barrister Like the best lawyers (and writers), Preet Bharara tells a good war story. But Doing Justice is a great deal more-a vivid memoir of a critical job, a primer on the toughest questions of prosecutorial ethics, and a reminder of the drama inherent in life in the courtroom arena -- Jeffrey Toobin, author of 'American Heiress' The man who terrifies Wall Street * New Yorker * [Preet] has somehow managed to be incredibly smart, principled, independent and hilarious all at the same time -- James Comey

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