Illusion of justice : inside Making a murderer and America's broken system
(Audiobook CD)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Pratt, Sean, narrator.
[Ashland, Oregon] : HarperCollins, [2017]., [Place of publication not identified] :
9781470855192, 1470855194, 9780062678607, 0062678604
Lexile measure
Loading Description...
Also in this Series
Checking series information...
LocationCall NumberStatus
Green Hills Public Library District - Adult Book On CD Non-FictionAUDIOBOOK 364.973 BUOn Shelf
Oak Lawn Public Library - Audio VisualCD 345.775025 ILLUSIONOn Shelf
More Like This
Loading more titles like this title...
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Audiobook CD
Physical Desc
9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lexile measure


General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Read by Sean Pratt.
"Interweaving his account of the Steven Avery trial at the heart of Making a Murderer with other high profile cases from his criminal defense career, attorney Jerome F. Buting explains the flaws in America's criminal justice system and lays out a provocative, persuasive blue-print for reform. Over his career, Jerome F. Buting has spent hundreds of hours in courtrooms representing defendants in criminal trials. When he agreed to join Dean Strang as co-counsel for the defense in Steven A. Avery vs. State of Wisconsin, he knew a tough fight lay ahead. But, as he reveals in Illusion of Justice, no-one could have predicted just how tough and twisted that fight would be -- or that it would become the center of the documentary Making a Murderer, which made Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey household names and thrust Buting into the spotlight. Buting's powerful, riveting boots-on-the-ground narrative of Avery's and Dassey's cases becomes a springboard to examine the shaky integrity of law enforcement and justice in the United States, which Buting has witnessed firsthand for more than 35 years. From his early career as a public defender to his success overturning wrongful convictions working with the Innocence Project, his story provides a compelling expert view into the high-stakes arena of criminal defense law; the difficulties of forensic science; and a horrifying reality of biased interrogations, coerced or false confessions, faulty eyewitness testimony, official misconduct, and more. Combining narrative reportage with critical commentary and personal reflection, Buting explores his professional and personal motivations, career-defining cases-including his shocking fifteen-year-long fight to clear the name of another man wrongly accused and convicted of murder -- and what must happen if our broken system is to be saved. Taking a place beside Just Mercy and The New Jim Crow, Illusion of Justice is a tour-de-force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice who is determined to fulfill his professional responsibility and, in the face of overwhelming odds, make America's judicial system work as it is designed to"--Container.
Local note
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
APA Citation (style guide)

Buting, J. F., & Pratt, S. (2017). Illusion of justice: inside Making a murderer and America's broken system. [Ashland, Oregon]: HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Buting, Jerome F. and Sean, Pratt. 2017. Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System. [Ashland, Oregon]: HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Buting, Jerome F. and Sean, Pratt, Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System. [Ashland, Oregon]: HarperCollins, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Buting, Jerome F.,, and Sean Pratt. Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System. [Ashland, Oregon]: HarperCollins, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.