Thirty-Six Murders & Two Immoral Earnings

Thirty-Six Murders & Two Immoral Earnings

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The 36 murders are those for which a number of defendants were wrongly convicted, imprisoned or executed. Of them, two are Timothy Evans and Derek Bentley - both wrongly executed by the state. 21 represent those killed in the Birmingham Six pub bombings. The 2 Immoral Earnings refers to the case of Stephen Ward of Profumo fame. In a final section Ludovic Kennedy asks what lessons are to be learned and concludes that it is the adversarial system of justice which the UK and US have, which by it nature offers an invitation to corruption.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 159 x 243mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861973543
  • 9781861973542

About Ludovic Kennedy

Ludovic Kennedy has made his name as newscaster, television presenter and interviewer, as maker of documentaries, as the author of naval books and travel anthologies, and in particular of a number of works on miscarriages of justice.show more

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