Institutional failures [electronic resource] : Duke lacrosse, universities, the media, and the legal system / edited by Howard M. Wasserman.
- Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010.
1 online resource (223 p.)
- Duke Blue Devils (Lacrosse team)
Prosecutorial misconduct -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Malicious accusation -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Rape -- Investigation -- North Carolina -- Durham.
Mass media and criminal justice -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- The authors of this new collection argue that the many disparate facets of the now-infamous Duke University lacrosse controversy are best understood in the context of the three major socio-legal institutions in which this drama played out: the legal system, the American university, and the news media. These essays consider the role these institutions played in this case, and the lessons it might teach about the appropriate conduct and function of each of them.
- Cover; Contents; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Part I Overview; 1 An Institutional Perspective on the Duke Lacrosse Case; Part II Legal System; 2 When Good Prosecutors Go Bad: From Prosecutorial Discretion to Prosecutorial Misconduct; 3 Duke Lacrosse, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Limits of the Civil Justice System; Part III Duke University and American Higher Education; 4 The Perils of Academic Groupthink; 5 The Duke Lacrosse Saga: Administration versus Students and Faculty, among Others; 6 In the Shadow of Duke: College Sport and the Academy Divided; Part IV News Media
7 Justice Delayed8 Not Just Sloppy Journalism, but a Profound Ethical Failure: Media Coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Case; 9 Covering the Notorious Case: Narrative and the Need for Sensationalism Done Well; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Wasserman, Howard M.
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