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The Sunday Times best seller.
'I’m a barrister, a job which requires the skills of a social worker, relationship counsellor, arm twister, hostage negotiator, named driver, bus fare provider, accountant, suicide watchman, coffee supplier, surrogate parent and, on one memorable occasion, whatever the official term is for someone tasked with breaking the news to a prisoner that his girlfriend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea.'
Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing.
How can you defend a child abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to 10 years whom you believe to be innocent? What is the law, and why do we need it?
And why do they wear those stupid wigs?
From the criminals to the lawyers, the victims, witnesses and officers of the law, here is the best and worst of humanity, all struggling within a broken system which would never be off the front pages if the public knew what it was really like.
Both a searing firsthand account of the human cost of the criminal justice system and a guide to how we got into this mess, The Secret Barrister wants to show you what it’s really like and why it really matters.
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Détails sur le produit
|Durée||11 heures et 51 minutes|
|Auteur||The Secret Barrister|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||22 mars 2018|
|Éditeur||Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
|Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon|| 26,733 en Livres et œuvres originales Audible (Voir les 100 premiers en Livres et œuvres originales Audible) |
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It seems that now, if you look behind the very thin surface veneer of any public service in the UK you find the same things - chaos and Not Enough To Go Round. Why? It is one of the richest countries in the world, and the expectations and sense of entitlements of its citizens cannot exceed the ability of the state to deliver them to the extent that they appear to.
We need more books like this. We need them to be thrust not only into the hands of all politicians, but of teachers too, of all influencers. It's time to get angry!
The Secret Barrister is packed with information and detail and a forceful argument is sustained throughout the book. If this leads to a good deal of ranting, it is because the author feels genuine anger and passion about the problems. I must confess, however, that I was put off by the author's forced humour and his/her fondness for flippant colloquialisms. S/he also seems unable to decide whether the book is intended as a serious contribution to the criminal justice literature, a taster for first year law students or a pot boiler for popular consumption. Though somewhat idiosyncratic, The Secret Barrister is nonetheless firmly based on the author's own experience of working in the criminal courts and on his/her knowledge of the academic writing and research on the subject.