PUBLIC DEFENDER by Joan Hewett

PUBLIC DEFENDER

Lawyer for the People
by , photographed by
Age Range: 10 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Janice Fukai, a public defender for Los Angeles County, represents people who cannot afford private attorneys. Author and photographer follow Fukai from early a.m. arraignments through preliminary hearings, plea bargaining, jury selection, and a trial, including pithy quotes from Fukai on the criminal justice system, her clients, and the public defender system. The many b&w photos--taken in the courtroom, hallways, and lock-up--capture the energy, determination, and grit of this dedicated young Japanese-American. An appealing, upbeat portrait that provides a good overview of the criminal justice system as well as career information. Glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10- 14)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-525-67340-7
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1991




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