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Crime: Its Cause and Treatment
Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union He is remembered for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb and defending John T. Scopes in the Scopes Trial (1925). Darrow began his career as a corporate lawyer and soon switched to criminal law. Darrow was an eloquent speaker and often spoke out against the death p ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Echo Library
(first published June 28th 1972)
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Feb 20, 2014 Andrea Hickman Walker rated it liked it · review of another edition
There are some ideas put forward in this book that I agree with, and that I think are still relevant today. There are others that clearly date the material and that I cannot agree with. There are still other ideas that I just don't agree with, though others might. Not having much actual experience with crime or criminals, it's quite easy to have opinions without really thinking of them as applying to people I know or care about.
in 1857, Clarence Darrow, later dubbed "Attorney for the Damned" and "the Great Defender," was born. For a time he lived in an Ohio home that had served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. His father was known as the "village infidel." Darrow attended the University of Michigan Law School for one year, then passed the bar in 1878 and moved to Chicago. There he joined protests against the trumpe ...moreMore about Clarence Darrow...
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“This book comes from the reflections and experience of more than forty years spent in court. Aside from the practice of my profession, the topics I have treated are such as have always held my interest and inspired a taste for books that discuss the human machine with its manifestations and the causes of its varied activity.”More quotes…