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Frank and fearless

Cowdery, Nicholas2019
When I walked through the office door each day, I knew that almost every decision I made would make someone unhappy... Frank and Fearless is a gripping and forthright account of some of the toughest cases faced by Nicholas Cowdery during his time as Director of Public Prosecutions for New South Wales. The headline-grabbing criminal trials of Gordon Wood, Keli Lane and Jeffrey Gilham (who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his brother and was tried for the murders of his parents in 1993) are examined with forensic precision, along with the DPP's contentious decision not to prosecute artist Bill Henson and members of The Chaser.
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Frank and fearless / Rachael Jane Chin ; Nicholas Cowdery
Sydney, NSW : UNSW Press LTD, 2019.
x, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Enough is Enough : the murder of Michael Marslew -- Which brother? The Gilham family stabbing deaths -- When people are pushed to breaking point : Fatima and Bobby -- Voluntary assisted dying : Fred and Katerina; Shirley and Graeme and Caren -- The law applies to everyone : the crown prosecutor -- The laws applies to everyone : the minister of the crown -- Politics and the law : mandatory sentencing -- The Chaser -- Under pressure -- Defining indecency : the Bill Henson case -- Gordon Wood and the death of Caroline Byrne -- One brother, two murder trials : the Gilham case returns -- A victory over anger : Ken Marslew's transformation -- Yours faithfully : facing forced retirement -- Seeing what we don't want to see : the Keli Lane trial -- Sentencing a child murderer : Keli Lane's sentencing -- Shirley Justina's appeal -- The demolition of the trial of Gordon Wood -- Life after being the DPP -- Reforms achieved and reforms still needed.
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