Steven Monroy's Reviews > Defending the Damned: Inside Chicago's Cook County Public Defender's Office

Defending the Damned by Kevin A. Davis
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May 16, 11

bookshelves: criminal-justice, chicago, social-justice
Read from May 10 to 16, 2011

An intimate look into the Cook County Public Defenders office, specifically the murder task force. Davis does a good job of describing the ups and downs of the job, as well as the reasons why attorneys joined the office and why they continue to serve. Davis focuses his story on personal interviews and court visits, giving the book a lot of detail on a few cases. However, I felt that he devoted to few pages to a larger view of the office (history, criminal justice system, etc). It is a good introduction to the Public Defender, but I was left wanting more.
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