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Murdered Judges of the 20th Century

A nonfiction work that explores the history of murdered judges in the 20th century.

 

Although there have been individual books published about famous murder cases ranging from serial killers, mass murderers and more . . . ."Murdered Judges of the Twentieth Century" is the first collection of its kind.

 

Susan P. Baker started this project because she was concerned with the prevalence of violence in American courthouses in the 1980s and 1990s. She had always thought of a courthouse as a safe haven, a place where one came to resolve one's differences through peaceful means, a sanctuary if you will. she imagined that people had respect for the judiciary, for lawyers, for bailiffs, and for other folks who worked in the legal business whether or not at our safe haven. Although she knew of Federal Judge John Wood's assassination, she assumed it was a fluke. It was related to a drug case. Those people knew no bounds.