Parker, Richard
March 1995
New Republic;3/20/95, Vol. 212 Issue 12, p21
Explains that the criminal trial of sport celebrity O. J. Simpson illustrates the need to reform the criminal justice system in the U.S. Discussion on the views of criminal law practitioners on the O. J. Simpson case; Speculations on the outcome of the case; Description of the media's coverage of the trial; Information on the adversary system of law enforcement; Attribution of unjust outcomes of criminal cases to the incompetence of the amateur juries to whom the system assigns so much power; Details on reform proposals.


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