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For the People: Inside the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office 1850-2000

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150 years of Los Angeles crime — direct from the files of the Los AngelesDistrict Attorney. With captivating visual and narrative portraits of headline-grabbingcriminal cases, For the People charts the first 150 years of the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office, from its beginnings as a one-man operation to its modern-day emergence as the worlds largest local prosecutorial agency. This authorized history offers unique insightinto the lawyers on both sides of some of the most significant and well-known courtroom dramas ever, and proves that truth is often dramatically stranger than fiction. Author Michael Parrish chronicles a rich cross-section of true crime storiesshowing how infamous killers such as Charles Manson and Night Stalker Richard Ramirez were brought to justice; how Julian Pete swindled thousands of ordinary investors in the 1920s oil boom; how Charles Keating defrauded thousands of Americans; how stripper Lili St. Cyr was prosecuted, unsuccessfully, for taking a bubble bath before a live audience at Ciros; and how JosephP. Kennedy helped frame one of the biggest moguls of Hollywood's Golden Age and got away with it.

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With visual and narrative portraits of headline-grabbing criminal cases, this volume charts the first 150 years of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, from its beginnings as a one-man operation to its modern-day emergence as the world's largest local prosecutorial agency. Parrish (an editor and reporter for the Los Angeles Times) offers insight into both sides of some of the most significant and well-known courtroom dramas ever, and shows how the district Attorney's Office evolved to address a complex variety of crime, with prosecutors specializing in everything from family to gang violence, sexual assault, hate crimes, and an array of frauds. The book has a foreword by Kevin Starr, California State Librarian, and an introduction by Gil Garcetti, former Los Angeles County district attorney. It is extensively illustrated with dramatic b&w photographs. Oversize: 10x12.25<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883318154
Foreword:
Starr, Kevin
Introduction:
Garcetti, Gil
Introduction by:
Garcetti, Gil
Introduction:
Garcetti, Gil
Foreword by:
Starr, Kevin
Foreword:
Starr, Kevin
Author:
Parrish, Michael
Author:
Starr, Kevin
Publisher:
Angel City Press
Location:
Santa Monica, Calif.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Criminal justice, administration of
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Public prosecutors
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
12.41x10.18x.90 in. 3.13 lbs.

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