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Sex Crimes: Ten Years on the Front Lines Prosecuting Rapists and Confronting Their Collaborators

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From her ten years of experience in the Queens, New York, district attorney's office, the author offers a searing indictment of our justice system and how it "collaborates" with rapists.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 15th 1994 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 1993)
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Ruth
this book is almost guaranteed to make you angry or trigger past issues if you are a survivor of a sex crime. it is well written, and tells a lot about what is wrong with the system that should be making life difficult for sexual predators, not their victims.
Nancy
I found the inner workings of the Queen's D.A.'s office and the NY City Court systems in the 1980's fascinating. I'm sure it's very different now (hope it is anyway), and I found it quite different that Oregon's. Most readers will be gripped by the details of some of the cases Vachss' prosecuted.
Laura Akers
Alice Vachss was on the cover of Parade magazine in the early 1990s as one of the top prosecutors in the USA. Her dedication and experience handling hardcore cases makes this story compelling. Even more important, the book should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the politics and internal backstabbing that hinders the criminal justice system and how the few who fight to do the right thing are hindered. Highly recommend this book.
Elizabeth Rodriguez
so upsetting mainly because it is true. I would love to do this kind of work and help women that have been abused. Alice is a hero of mine.
Kaethe
Vachss writes well, and her account of setting up a sex crimes bureau is fascinating.
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