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The Central Park Five : a chronicle of a city wilding, Sarah Burns

Label
The Central Park Five : a chronicle of a city wilding
Title
The Central Park Five
Title remainder
a chronicle of a city wilding
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Burns
Title variation
The Central Park Five : <U+01C2>b the untold story behind one of New York city's most infamous crimes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the mangled body of a "Central Park jogger" crumpled in a ravine. Within days five black and Latino teenagers were apprehended, all five confessing to the crime of raping and beating the victim. The staggering torrent of media coverage that ensued, coupled with fierce public outcry, exposed the deep-seated race and class divisions in New York City at the time. The minors were tried and convicted as adults despite no evidence linking them to the victim. They served their complete sentences before another man confessed. Over a decade later, when DNA tests connected serial rapist Matias Reyes to the crime, the government, law enforcement, social institutions and media of New York were exposed as having undermined the individuals they were designed to protect. Here, the author recounts this historic case for the first time since the young men's convictions were overturned, telling, at last, the full story of one of New York's most legendary crimes. Intertwining the stories of these five young men, the police officers, the district attorneys, the victim, and Reyes, she unravels the forces that made both the crime and its prosecution possible
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Sarah
Dewey number
364.15/3209227471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6568.N5
LC item number
B87 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rape victims
  • Violent crimes
  • Judicial error
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
The Central Park Five : a chronicle of a city wilding, Sarah Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) 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
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780307266149
Lccn
2010039661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 2010039661
  • 1235407
Label
The Central Park Five : a chronicle of a city wilding, Sarah Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) 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
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780307266149
Lccn
2010039661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 2010039661
  • 1235407

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