Books for those interested in Criminology/Criminal Justice to Read
1. The Defense is Ready by Leslie Abramson with Richard Flaste This book is about criminal defense lawyer Leslie Abramson and her journey to becoming a lawyer from the time periods of the 70's-90's. She talks about her experience as a public defender to going into private practice. At the end she discusses her work on the State v. Menendez (1993, 1996) trials, where she was a defense lawyer for Erik Menendez. This book was absolutely gripping, one I couldn't put down. I recommend this book for those wanting a closer look into what it's like to become a criminal defense lawyer.
Heartbreak Ridge (Movie Review)
Genre: Drama, Action, Military/War Released: 1986 Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Mario Van Peebles Summary: Decorated soldier, Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway (Clint Eastwood) is asked to train a group of second platoon soldiers, a last assignment before he retires. To his dismay, he sees that the men from second platoon are very inexperienced. The men are playing pool, wearing cool sunglasses, their hair is unruly, and they listen to loud music on the boombox, as if they're in a college dorm lounge.
The Ripple in the Water
A couple named Damon and Tara Jenkins were never seen again after going to Oregon on a boating trip. Here's what happened: Tara stared down at the water from the boat. She and her husband, Damon were in their sailboat outside Florence, which was in Oregon. It was freezing cold, with rain drops falling from the sky. Tara wrapped her coat around her body.
"And these trees that you see on your left, have been there for two hundred years. Arborists can tell how old a tree is by the number of rings on its trunk. The ones you see now are definitely more than hundred years old, based on my experience in studying Sequoias,” explained the guide. Her name was Claire, and she was a middle aged woman. I listened intently at her.
Why and How We Should Aim to Use our Phone Less
You wake up, reach for your phone, squint at the screen, rub your eyes, then-for what seems like 20 minutes, is actually an hour-scroll through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, etc. Before you know it, it's already 11 or 12 pm.