Court Cases Panel
Authors talked about their books on complex court cases. After the presentations, they responded to questions from members of the… read more
Authors talked about their books on complex court cases. After the presentations, they responded to questions from members of the audience. Alison Booth moderated.
Lynn Powell is the author of Framing Innocence: A Mother’s Photographs, a Prosecutor’s Zeal, and a Small Town’s Response (New Press, 2010). Her book chronicles the story of her neighbor, a mother who was charged with engaging in child pornography after taking personal photos of her daughter.
Laura Trevvett Anderson is the co-author of Anatomy of an Execution: The Life and Death of Douglas Christopher Thomas (Northeastern, 2009). Her book details the life of her student, Chris, and the legal system after he and his girlfriend killed her parents. Her high school student was one of the last juveniles to be executed before the Supreme Court ruled that the execution of juveniles constituted cruel and unusual punishment.
“Court Cases: The Death Sentence and the Definition of Pornography” was a panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia. Held in the City Council Chambers on Thursday, March 17, 2011, it was sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Laura Trevvett Anderson Teacher (Former) Clover Hill High School (Midlothian, VA)
- Allison Booth Professor University of Virginia->English
- Lynn Powell Author
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