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by Ken Anderson


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The Texas criminal justice system has come a long way since the early 1990s, when a vicious crime spree by paroled murderer Kenneth McDuff convinced lawmakers and citizens that the system had broken down. In this book, District Attorney Ken Anderson describes major reforms that followed the McDuff case as he provides a complete overview of the criminal justice system in Texas.

The Texas criminal justice system has come a long way since the early 1990s, when a vicious crime . This book will be essential reading for everyone-public and ed with criminal justice in Texas.

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A Texas Prosecutor Faces Justice If the court believes that Anderson’s alleged misconduct rises to the level of a crime, it could refer the matter to a grand jury

A Texas Prosecutor Faces Justice. Joe Nocera NOV. 12, 2012. Continue reading the main story. He is Ken Anderson, who for nearly 17 years was the district attorney in Williamson County, a fast-growing suburb of Austin. In 2002, Gov. Rick Perry made him a district judge. If the court believes that Anderson’s alleged misconduct rises to the level of a crime, it could refer the matter to a grand jury. But the Court of Inquiry exists only in Texas, and is almost never used even there. In truth, Anderson isn’t the only Williamson County prosecutor who faced consequences as a result of the Morton case.

The contents have been pared down to five parts and sixteen chapters to best explain the intricacies of criminal justice policy and practice. The book has been thoroughly updated by Patrick Anderson to cover developments in policing, corrections, the war on drugs, and to include introductory cases on field practice, the criminal justice system in practice, the ideological framework of crime control, and discussions of criminological theory and crime punishment.

The Criminal Justice System And Women: Offenders, Victims, and Workers, by Barbara Raffel Price A look at how the criminal justice system works in America for women offenders and how criminal justice professionals can help them. Criminal Justice Basics

Anderson wrote in his 1997 book, Crime in Texas: Your Complete Guide to the Criminal Justice System

We all have a stake in having the right people in these jobs," Anderson wrote in his 1997 book, Crime in Texas: Your Complete Guide to the Criminal Justice System. He also wrote: "Our government's first obligation is the protection of its citizens. As a society, we don't need to accept locked doors, burglar alarms, and fear as inevitable. It's not surprising then that Anderson, in Crime in Texas, writes that the theory of the Morton crime was his: "The defendant and his wife had celebrated his birthday the night before at the City Grill," he wrote. My theory of the crime was that after returning home, he wanted to have sex. When she said no, he savagely beat her to death.

Using clear, easily understood language, Crime in Texas describes all aspects of the criminal justice system—officials (police, prosecutors, judges), criminal procedure, criminal law, criminal punishments, victims' rights, and the juvenile system.


Comments: (5)

Blacknight
Ken Anderson is known by Texas Adult Probation Officers for his clear explanations of Texas Law in his seminars on criminal justice and his written clarifications of THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. CRIME IN TEXAS is a detailed,specific and clear presentation of Texas Law and the current criminal justice procedure. It would make an excellent reference guide to any criminal justice class.
Gardataur
There's a part in this book where Ken Anderson talks about how he and then-Sheriff Jim Boutwell would "painstakingly piece together the evidence" in circumstantial murder cases. After DNA evidence proved that Anderson put an innocent man behind bars for nearly a quarter of a century and that exculpatory evidence that could have led to the real killer back in the 1980s and potentially saved the life of one of the killer's other victims, Anderson claimed that he actually didn't know anything about the evidence that police would collect and that his description of painstaking piecing together of evidence was "literary license".

Now, it's entirely possible that Anderson is lying now since it sure would be bad to have illegally withheld exculpatory evidence that could have saved an innocent man from prison and potentially saved an innocent young mother from being brutally murdered in her home. But, if we take Anderson at his word, all those years he spent as Williamson County District Attorney were spent not talking to the Sheriff about evidence and, apparently, taking very little interest in the cases he prosecuted.

So either he was a corrupt prosecutor who is culpable in the death of Debra Baker, or he was an incompetent and disinterested prosecutor who had no idea what was going on in the cases he tried.

Either way, why would someone trust him to give them the scoop on how the criminal justice system works?
Gaua
Do not trust him. Because of his ineptitude or complete lack of character Michael Morton an innocent man was wrongly convicted and served twenty five years for a crime he did not commit. Allowing the real killer to murder again. In his bio he says he teaches Sunday school to young children. Unbelievable. I would not let my son near this man. Read Michael Morton's memoir. No "system" can work when the people in charge and who claim to follow Christ have no issue with bearing false witness.
jorik
The Williamson County DA, Ken Anderson, has written a book for the layman that helps us understand the complex crime situation and what we can do about it. Living on the border between Williamson and Travis counties this books validates the feelings my wife and I had as to why we moved out of Travis County and the City of Austin. On a more statewide basis he address the media's role in crime, and the legislature's intended amd unintended reprocussions. Also, Ken Anderson highlights criminals like Kenneth McDuff and the other monsters walking in our midst as a result of poor laws. Anderson highlights recent changes to the laws and tells us how we, the people and potential vicitims, can help induce change and keep McDuff in prision until he serves his time in Hell. Written in terms that you and I can understand, he shoots from the hip, but thinks before he does it.
Anararius
The Author of this book is an expert on both sides. Having experence in the DA office where he was a criminal and now as a judge a job that I am sure he continues to twist the truth.
Crime in Texas: Your Complete Guide to the Criminal Justice System, Revised Edition download epub
Criminal Law
Author: Ken Anderson
ISBN: 0292706197
Category: Law
Subcategory: Criminal Law
Language: English
Publisher: University of Texas Press; Revised edition (May 1, 2005)
Pages: 219 pages