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The Resource The truth hurts, Andrew Boe ; foreword by Chloe Hooper

The truth hurts, Andrew Boe ; foreword by Chloe Hooper

Label
The truth hurts
Title
The truth hurts
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Boe ; foreword by Chloe Hooper
Title variation
Truth hurts
Title variation remainder
an exposé of imperfect justice
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Criminal justice systems have not been designed to seek the truth. In places like Australia, it remains an adversarial blood sport often distracted by smoke & mirrors. Navigating through it is difficult and uncertain for any one of us but more so if you are poor, not white or not white enough, not a straight male or have no formal education. Drawing on his experiences as a child of Burmese migrants fleeing a military junta & his evolution from a naive law clerk, too shy to speak, into a lawyer whose pony-tailed flamboyance and unbridled willingness to speak truth to power riled many within the legal establishment, Andrew Boe delves into cases that he found unable to leave behind. These cases have shaped who he has become. Taking us from a suicide in the Gibson Desert to a death on Palm Island, places where race relations are often stalled in a colonial time warp; to an isolated rural home, and the question of what is self-defence after a woman's decades of domestic abuse; to meet children abandoned, 'stolen' and then fought over; and into prison interview rooms and courthouses around the country where he defended serial killers, rapists, child sex offenders, murderers as well as the odd politician, holding fast to the premise that either every one of us is entitled to the presumption of innocence or none of us are. The truth hurts is an unflinching exploration of the fault-lines in our justice system by an outsider who found his way in. With forthright and uncompromising focus, Boe, now a barrister, spares no one, including himself, in this thought-provoking and at times brutal account. He argues that to give each other 'a fair go', we should all first acknowledge the flaws in the system, address our collective weaknesses and contribute to a real conversation about the human cost of not getting to the truth
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10873418
Cataloging source
AU@
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Boe, Andrew
Dewey number
364.994
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1973-
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Hooper, Chloe
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True
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  • Boe, Andrew
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Lawyers
  • Criminal courts
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administratio
  • Crime
  • Equality before the law
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Criminals
Target audience
general
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Label
The truth hurts, Andrew Boe ; foreword by Chloe Hooper
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066531279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780733643385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1139806472
Label
The truth hurts, Andrew Boe ; foreword by Chloe Hooper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066531279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780733643385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1139806472

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