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The Central Park Five (Paperback) Loot Price: R192
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The Central Park Five (Paperback): Sarah Burns

The Central Park Five (Paperback)

Sarah Burns

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On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the body of the "Central Park jogger" crumpled in a ravine. She'd been raped and severely beaten. Within days five black and Latino teenagers were apprehended, all five confessing to the crime.

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. 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, Sarah Burns 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.

The events surrounding the Central Park Five are dramatised in the critically-acclaimed When They See Us - a Netflix series directed by Ava Duvernay.

General

Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2019
Authors: Sarah Burns
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-5293-5897-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Criminal investigation & detection
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Multicultural studies > Racism & racial discrimination
LSN: 1-5293-5897-3
Barcode: 9781529358971

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