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By Elaine Halleck,Alex Landon

ISBN-10: 0982734379

ISBN-13: 9780982734377

Literary Nonfiction (Criminal legislation, Race family members, U.S. Political History). modern Fiction. a distinct mixing of nonfiction (the safety lawyer's viewpoint) and fiction (the writer's view) on a subject matter of devastating challenge to sufferers, the accused and, strangely, all of the remainder of us. Alex Landon (the legal professional) and Elaine Halleck (the novelist) discover a tough subject — the impression of legislation enacted within the aftermath of brutal and sensationalized crimes, frequently murders of white young children — on these accused of lesser intercourse crimes and on society as a complete. the 2 authors' bills "parallel" each other, describing accused humans exiled into "a parallel universe" the place ideas enshrined within the American dream are ignored.

A PARALLEL UNIVERSE
Two stories of public folly and private devastation

In this genre-busting morality story, authors take the reader on unforeseen trips — unforeseen simply because they oppose massive and obscure perceptions which are themselves embraced with ethical fervor.

The timeline of either the fictitious and nonfictional tale starts off in 2000 and traverses a nervous decade. The "millennium malicious program" does not materialize, however the Sep 11 assaults do, bringing a stampede of apocalyptic horsemen — sickness scares, fiscal malaise, a mindless warfare and simmering racism.

The surroundings of either stories is generally California, acknowledged to be the way forward for the realm. the following, helicopters pursuing "illegal aliens," scrambling jet combatants, and black towers beaming Amber indicators preside over 14-lane freeways. This panorama is convulsed now and then by means of abductions of photogenic children — infrequent tragedies which are crafted into media tsunamis bringing of their wake “designer legislation” that finally make issues worse.

The panorama is highlighted through a image: a blonde, Sunday college instructor stares at a working laptop or computer, her hand protecting her mouth, whereas a sheriff indicates her “Megan’s list,” a database profiling one out of each one hundred thirty five California males — that can contain stuck together with his underage female friend, or a guy who took a leak in a box close to the Mexican border. outdoor the picture body are those that enabled it: politicians molding incorrect information into photographs starring themselves as saviors. “An general intercourse criminal, of their lifetime, commits 360 intercourse offenses," claims one.

Thus is created a category of fellows who reside in worry of a knock at the door, don’t get jobs and are pushed from their houses. One is Danny Fernandez, a unmarried father who clings to the yankee dream whilst a witch hunt exiles him right into a parallel universe the place rules enshrined in that dream are ignored.

Alex Landon is an legal professional focusing on felony legislations. he's an accessory professor on the college of San Diego tuition of legislations, instructing Corrections and Sentencing for 26 years; prior president of California legal professionals for felony Justice and the San Diego felony safeguard Bar organization; and previous govt Director of the Defenders application of San Diego, Inc. he's a common speaker at seminars and public programs. 

Elaine Halleck is a journalist, image fashion designer and linguist. She has contributed to courses together with the (Detroit) Metro instances, the Tokyo magazine, the Sacramento information and evaluation and the Guadalajara Reporter.

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Literary Nonfiction (Criminal legislation, Race relatives, U. S. Political History). modern Fiction. a different mixing of nonfiction (the security lawyer's viewpoint) and fiction (the writer's view) on a subject of devastating situation to sufferers, the accused and, unusually, all of the remainder of us. Alex Landon (the legal professional) and Elaine Halleck (the novelist) discover a tough subject — the impact of legislation enacted within the aftermath of brutal and sensationalized crimes, often murders of white teenagers — on these accused of lesser intercourse crimes and on society as a complete.

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