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Best Courtroom Books You Must Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Courtroom books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. 30 Days of Justis (Michael Gresham Series) (2018)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadThey meet in a conference room just outside her cell. He’s a lawyer and immediately sees he has no answers for her. She has but 30 days until her execution for aggravated murder.Her case has been appealed to all higher courts. Each has denied her. There are no appeals left when Michael Gresham comes to her side. Her first lawyers have given up; there is nothing left to do. So he does the next best thing: he goes back to the first, the beginning of the case. Ancient records are reviewed. He is astonished at what he finds but he cannot tell her. He goes before the appeals court. The…
Author(s): John Ellsworth

2. A Killer’s Wife (2020)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadFourteen years ago, prosecutor Jessica Yardley’s husband went to prison for a series of brutal murders. She’s finally created a life with her daughter and is a well-respected attorney. She’s moving on. But when a new rash of homicides have her ex-husband, Eddie, written all over them—the nightmares of her past come back to life.The FBI asks Jessica to get involved in the hunt for this copycat killer—which means visiting her ex and collaborating with the man who tore her life apart.As the copycat’s motives become clearer, the new life Jessica created for herself gets darker. She must ask herself who…
Author(s): Victor Methos

3. Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History (1999)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadIn America’s courtooms, the verdict is laughter.Sit back and enjoy a collection of verbatim exchanges from the halls of justice, where defendants and plaintiffs, lawyers and witnesses, juries and judges, collide to produce memorably insane comedy.A: You mumbled on the first part of that and I couldn’t understand what you were saying. Could you repeat the question?Q: I mumbled, did I? Well, we’ll just ask the court reporter to read back what I said. She didn’t indicate any problem understanding what I said, so obviously she understood every word. We’ll just have her read my…
Author(s): Charles M. Sevilla, Lee Lorenz

4. Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street (Aspen Criminal Justice) (2019)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadPreparing the student for a career in criminal justice, Criminal Procedure: From the Courtroom to the Street, Second Edition was written with the undergraduate in mind. Drawing on extensive experience as a police officer and practicing criminal defense attorney, author Roger Wright knows that criminal justice professionals need an integrated understanding of legal theory, procedure, and practice. Whether making an arrest, collecting evidence, or conducting an interrogation, they must be able to make sound legal decisions in action. This text not only…
Author(s): Roger Wright

5. Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse (2006)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadCourtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago’s Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom but in the lockup, the jury room, the judge’s chambers, the spectators’ gallery. From the daily grind of the court to the highest-profile case of the year, Steve Bogira’s masterful investigation raises fundamental issues of race, civil rights, and justice in America. #70,725 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Steve Bogira

6. Courtroom Evidence Handbook, 2018-2019 Student Edition (Selected Statutes) (2018)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadDesigned both for law student advocates and students enrolled in traditional evidence courses, this handbook provides full coverage of courtroom evidence procedures, rules, and law. It contains the Federal Rules of Evidence, including recent and pending amendments; offers rule-by-rule commentary, serving as a mini-treatise on federal rules; and covers objections and responses. It is indispensable for students participating in a mock trial, going to court as part of a clinical program, or trying to understand the law of evidence. It also helps students bridge the gap…
Author(s): Steven Jeffrey Goode, Wellborn III, Olin Guy

7. Courtroom Evidence Handbook, 2019-2020 Student Edition (Selected Statutes) (2019)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadDesigned both for law student advocates and students enrolled in traditional evidence courses, this handbook provides full coverage of courtroom evidence procedures, rules, and law. It contains the Federal Rules of Evidence, including recent and pending amendments; offers rule-by-rule commentary, serving as a mini-treatise on federal rules; and covers objections and responses. It is indispensable for students participating in a mock trial, going to court as part of a clinical program, or trying to understand the law of evidence. It also helps students bridge the gap from understanding the law of evidence to…
Author(s): Steven Goode, Wellborn III, Olin

8. From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits That Have Changed Our Nation (Queer Ideas/Queer Action) (2011)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadEngaging and largely untold, From the Closet to the Courtroom explores how five pivotal lawsuits have altered LGBT history. Beginning each case narrative at the center—with the litigants and their lawyers—law professor Carlos Ball follows the stories behind each crucial lawsuit. He traces the parties from their communities to the courtroom, while deftly weaving in rich sociohistorical context and analyzing the lasting legal and political impact of each judicial outcome. #542,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #49 in Gender & the Law…
Author(s): Carlos A. Ball, Michael Bronski

9. The Bilingual Courtroom: Court Interpreters in the Judicial Process, Second Edition (2017)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadSusan Berk-Seligson’s groundbreaking book draws on more than one hundred hours of audio recordings of Spanish/English court proceedings in federal, state, and municipal courts—along with a number of psycholinguistic experiments involving mock juror reactions to interpreted testimony—to present a systematic study of court interpreters that raises some alarming, vitally important concerns. Contrary to the assumption that interpreters do not affect the dynamics of court proceedings, Berk-Seligson shows that interpreters could potentially make the difference between a defendant being found guilty or…
Author(s): Susan Berk-Seligson

10. From The Courtroom of Heaven To the Throne Of Grace and Mercy (2011)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadAs a born again Christian, I had never given the Courtroom of Heaven a thought. Then in answer to a prayer for our daughter, who was backslidden the Lord gave me a dream. The dream contained a strategy to use in the Courtroom of Heaven on her behalf. As a result she was set free and restored. Included in this book is the dream, and the strategy that can be used to win your specific petition in the Heavenly Court. Show up where the accuser of the brethern does not expect you, and win your case!!! #279,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Jeanette Strauss , Mary Ann Woodcock, et al.

11. Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children’s Testimony (1995)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadAn examination of cases in which children were key witnesses in criminal child abuse trials, this book considers the credibility of children’s testimony, and asks whether children are more suggestible than adults. #496,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #223 in Child Psychiatry #47 in Law Witnesses #229 in Law Practice Reference (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Ceci PhD, Stephen J, Maggie Bruck, et al.

12. Good Intentions (2018)

Best Courtroom Books You Must ReadJudge Jim Thompson’s world is unraveling. He’s facing public backlash on a decision-gone-wrong for a young boy in foster care and, even worse, he’s just discovered that his mentor, Judge Meyer, has been murdered.Despite his self-doubt in the face of media scrutiny, Jim is determined to continue his friend’s legacy—and find his killer. As he digs into the mysterious death, Jim comes across a case that had haunted the judge for decades—a case he couldn’t let go of. Judge Meyer had worked hard to find the right solutions for foster children, but rulings in such cases are never simple, and his decisions may have cost him…
Author(s): J. D. Trafford

Best Courtroom Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some courtroom books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy

Author(s): Dan Abrams
Publisher: Hanover Square Press, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2371938

Forensic Evidence Management: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom

Author(s): Mozayani, Ashraf; Parish-Fisher, Casie L
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2177614

The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms

Author(s): Kevin Davis
Publisher: Penguin Press, Year: 2017, Size: 793 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1636612

Forensic evidence management : from the crime scene to the courtroom

Author(s): Mozayani, Ashraf; Parish-Fisher, Casie L
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2178694

True Crime Japan: Thieves, Rascals, Killers and Dope Heads: True Stories From a Japanese Courtroom

Author(s): Paul Murphy
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1538692

Winning Arguments: What Works and Doesn’t Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom

Author(s): Stanley Fish
Publisher: Harper, Year: 2016, Size: 602 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1560145

The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

Author(s): Laurence Leamer
Publisher: William Morrow, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1586061

Interpreting evidence: evaluating forensic science in the courtroom

Author(s): Bernard Robertson
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1606741

From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film

Author(s): James Jordan
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2182324

The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective

Author(s): Ari Mermelstein, Shalom E. Holtz
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1396098

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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