Justice in the Back Room
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. [viii], 261 pages. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Slight rubs and abrasions to binding extremities. Jacket has surface rubs and shallow chips at extremities. Binding remains sturdy. Clean and sound copy overall.
This Edgar Award nominee is Raab's exposé on police methods during investigation of the 1963 "Career Girls" murder case in New York City. A confession was coerced from a young African American man named George Whitmore, Jr., who was eventually exonerated and another suspect convicted.
This case was cited by the Supreme Court when it issued the guidelines known as the Miranda Rights in 1966.