Introduction to Part Three
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Crime, prosecution, punishment. Rights violated, rights vindicated. This is the standard account of American criminal justice. A story that begins with wrongdoing, concludes with the wrongdoer’s punishment. As the judge’s gavel falls for the last time and the defendant is led away in chains, the credits roll and the music swells. The audience gets up to leave, or at least switch channels. The case is over.