To Punish and Protect: Against a System That Coddles Criminals (Paperback)

Against a System That Coddles Criminals

By Jeanine Pirro, Catherine Whitney

Touchstone Books, 9780743265683, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004

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Description

Deemed "the avenging angel of American justice" (Chris Matthews, Hardball), Jeanine Pirro, the famed Westchester County district attorney, presents hard truths about a justice system that she believes coddles criminals at the expense of innocent victims. Taking readers inside her daily battles on behalf of victims -- from the adolescent girl forced to assume wifely duties after her father murdered her stepmother to a hardworking man shot over a parking place -- District Attorney Pirro delivers a bold indictment of the criminal justice system and lays bare the ways in which parents, communities, and the system share complicity in fostering a dangerous environment for our citizens.
With the blunt courage of a woman who has spent her entire career working in a male-dominated world, Pirro demonstrates determination and compassion that will inspire anyone who has ever been a victim -- or a victim's loved one.
Finally, To Punish and Protect includes updated appendixes to help you and your loved ones make smart decisions about safety.


Praise For To Punish and Protect: Against a System That Coddles Criminals

Judge Judy Sheindlin To Punish and Protect debunks the psychobabble of excuses for criminals and it serves as a battle cry for the rights of victims. I knew I liked Jeanine Pirro's style -- now I am a fan. Read her book and you will be, too.



Publishers Weekly This book serves several purposes: to stoke public consciousness of crime and contempt for criminals, to mobilize support for toughening the penal laws, and to position the author as a remorselessly angry crusader....



New York Law Journal I defy any reader...to be unmoved.

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