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Tough Crimes

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 “Tough Crimes demonstrates that Crown prosecutors and criminal defence lawyers do not escape unscathed from serious trials. The disturbing memories remain.”
— Hon. John C. Major CC QC,
Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

“These stories illustrate the gamut of emotions from exhilaration to fear experienced in the world of criminal trial work.” 
— Hon. Felix Cacchione,
Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

Tough Crimes is a collection of thoughtful and insightful stories by twenty of Canada’s most prominent criminal lawyers. In the book, they write about cases that had weird or surprising turns or presented personal or ethical challenges.

We’ve all heard the media’s take on notorious criminals, but when have we had a chance to hear directly from the lawyers who defended or prosecuted them? We’ve all lamented the fate of a person who we think was wrongfully accused, but who better to explain what happened than his or her counsel who was there for the client every step of the way. Included in the list of twenty-one eminent contributors are Edward Greenspan on a miscarriage of justice; Marie Henein on the wrongfully charged; William Trudell on the Walkerton water treatment tragedy; Mark Brayford on Robert Latimer; Richard Peck on the Air India disaster; William Smart on “Mr. Big”; Thomas Dalby on the Taber School shootings; John Rosen on defending Paul Bernardo; and Earl Levy on Toronto’s Shoeshine Boy Murder.

Edited by C.D. Evans, Q.C. and Lorene Shyba, Ph.D., Tough Crimes was released Nov. 13, 2014. Read the excerpts.

Tough Crimes: True Cases by Top Canadian Criminal Lawyers
Release Date: November 13, 2014.
Trade Paperback. $29.95 | 288 Pages.
ISBN: 978-0-9689754-6-6

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