The Resource Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't, Edward Humes

Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't, Edward Humes

Label
Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't
Title
Burned
Title remainder
a story of murder and the crime that wasn't
Statement of responsibility
Edward Humes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than a gripping detective story, Burned is a shocking tale that upends the almost universal confidence we have in flawed forensics -- the "CSI" so long celebrated in fiction and film-- that has put thousands in prison as our justice system chose to embrace junk science over protecting the innocent. On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire. Their young mother, Jo Ann Parks, escaped unharmed, the sole survivor and only eyewitness. Though they at first believed the fire had been a tragic accident, forensic fire investigators soon uncovered evidence that Parks had sabotaged wiring, set several fires herself, and even barricaded her four-year-old son inside a closet to make sure he could not escape. Parks soon was pronounced one of the most monstrous killers in Los Angeles history, motivated by a desire to be rid of parental responsibilities and a greedy eagerness to cash in by suing her landlords. Though insisting she did nothing wrong, Jo Ann Parks was tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole on the power of forensic fire science that convincingly proved her guilt. But more than a quarter century later, there has been a revolution in the science of fire. Much of what was thought to be gospel in 1989 has been revealed to be dead wrong today, little more than myth and guesswork disguised as science. Now a young lawyer with the California Innocence Project is challenging the conviction and the so-called "science" behind it, claiming that false assumptions, tunnel vision and outright bias not only led to life in prison for an innocent mother, but convicted her of a crime that never actually happened"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humes, Edward
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parks, Jo Ann
  • Women prisoners
  • Female offenders
  • Mothers
  • Malicious accusation
Target audience
adult
Label
Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't, Edward Humes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (275-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages:
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781524742133
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (b&w)
System control number
  • 456908
  • (HPL)317327
  • 456908
Label
Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't, Edward Humes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (275-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages:
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781524742133
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (b&w)
System control number
  • 456908
  • (HPL)317327
  • 456908

Library Locations

  • Ancaster BranchBorrow it
    300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, ON, L9G 2B9, CA
    43.225349 -79.977038
  • Barton BranchBorrow it
    571 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2Z4, CA
    43.257992 -79.841346
  • Binbrook BranchBorrow it
    2641 Highway 56, Binbrook, ON, L0R 1C0, CA
    43.121724 -79.803511
  • Carlisle BranchBorrow it
    1496 Centre Road, Carlisle, ON, L0R 1H0, CA
    43.395598 -79.982511
  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8N 4E4, CA
    43.258935 -79.870521
  • Concession BranchBorrow it
    565 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON, L8V 1A8, CA
    43.241069 -79.851250
  • Dundas BranchBorrow it
    18 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, ON, L9H 2S2, CA
    43.265479 -79.954975
  • Freelton BranchBorrow it
    1803 Brock Road, Freelton, ON, L0R 1K0, CA
    43.398402 -80.038763
  • Greensville BranchBorrow it
    59 Kirby Avenue, Greensville, ON, L9H 4H6, CA
    43.275224 -79.996368
  • Kenilworth BranchBorrow it
    103 Kenilworth Avenue North, Hamilton, ON, L8H 4R6, CA
    43.251271 -79.805267
  • Locke BranchBorrow it
    285 Locke Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4C2, CA
    43.251831 -79.886973
  • Lynden BranchBorrow it
    110 Lynden Road, Lynden, ON, L0R 1T0, CA
    43.236664 -80.146986
  • Mount Hope BranchBorrow it
    3027 Homestead Drive, RR1, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0, CA
    43.160722 -79.912362
  • Red Hill BranchBorrow it
    695 Queenston Road, Hamilton, ON, L8G 1A1, CA
    43.230167 -79.771706
  • Saltfleet BranchBorrow it
    131 Gray Road, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 3V3, CA
    43.221886 -79.745569
  • Sherwood BranchBorrow it
    467 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton, ON, L8T 3T3, CA
  • Stoney Creek BranchBorrow it
    777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5J4, CA
    43.212540 -79.691614
  • Terryberry BranchBorrow it
    100 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1W1, CA
    43.230427 -79.886902
  • Turner Park BranchBorrow it
    352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, ON, L9B 1C2, CA
    43.198467 -79.878628
  • Valley Park BranchBorrow it
    970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek, ON, L8J 1Y2, CA
    43.193003 -79.798164
  • Waterdown BranchBorrow it
    163 Dundas Street East, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0, CA
    43.323629 -79.904798
  • Westdale BranchBorrow it
    955 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1K9, CA
    43.262565 -79.903520
Processing Feedback ...