The Resource Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't, Edward Humes

Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't, Edward Humes

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Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't
Title
Burned
Title remainder
a story of murder and the crime that wasn't
Statement of responsibility
Edward Humes
Title variation
Burned
Title variation remainder
a story of murder and the crime that wasnt
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Language
eng
Summary
On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire. Their young mother, Jo Ann Parks, escaped unharmed. Based on forensic evidence, Parks was later convicted, sentenced to life in prison without parole. Now a young lawyer with the California Innocence Project is challenging the conviction and the so-called "science" behind it
Summary
"More than a gripping detective story, Burned is a shocking tale that upends the almost universal confidence we have in flawed forensics -- the "CSI" so long celebrated in fiction and film-- that has put thousands in prison as our justice system chose toembrace junk science over protecting the innocent. On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire. Their young mother, Jo Ann Parks, escaped unharmed, the sole survivor and only eyewitness. Though they at first believed the fire had been a tragic accident, forensic fire investigators soon uncovered evidence that Parks had sabotaged wiring, set several fires herself, and even barricaded her four-year-old son inside a closet to make sure he could not escape. Parks soon was pronounced one of the most monstrous killers in Los Angeles history, motivated by a desire to be rid of parental responsibilities and a greedy eagerness to cash in by suing her landlords. Though insisting she did nothing wrong, Jo Ann Parks was tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole on the power of forensic fire science that convincingly proved her guilt. But more than a quarter century later, there has been a revolution in the science of fire. Much of what was thought tobe gospel in 1989 has been revealed to be dead wrong today, little more than myth and guesswork disguised as science. Now a young lawyer with the California Innocence Project is challenging the conviction and the so-called "science" behind it, claiming that false assumptions, tunnel vision and outright bias not only led to life in prison for an innocent mother, but convicted her of a crime that never actually happened"--
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10748894
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Humes, Edward
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9475.C2
LC item number
.H86 2019b
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Parks, Jo Ann
  • Women prisoners
  • Judicial error
  • Malicious accusation
  • Female offenders
  • Mothers
Target audience
adult
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a story of murder and the crime that wasn't
Label
Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't, Edward Humes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
000064555556
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
415 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643581170
Lccn
2018057976
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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n
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large print
Label
Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't, Edward Humes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064555556
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
415 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643581170
Lccn
2018057976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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