New Book Offers Insider Perspective on Justice System’s Humanity

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Veteran prosecutor of high-profile murder cases, Burke E. Strunsky, offers an insider look at the justice system, its strengths and flaws, through some of his most memorable cases in his new book “The Humanity of Justice.”

Anyone who has ever wondered what a prosecutor’s life is like—its trials, tribulations, and triumphs—will find an enlightening and unexpected look into the justice system in the pages of Burke E. Strunsky’s “The Humanity of Justice: Lighting Even the Darkest Path Toward Justice" (ISBN 9781620958810, BookBaby Publishing, 2012).

Burke E. Strunsky has seen heinous crimes, cold-blooded killers, and the overwhelming power of our own humanity in his longtime career as a veteran prosecutor. In his new book, “The Humanity of Justice,” he tells numerous stories of memorable court cases, including a highly respected church leader who brutally murders his wife for the insurance money; a twisted father who sexually molests his daughter’s friends at her slumber parties; and a former police chief who drowns his wife of thirty years in their backyard spa. Beyond the horror of these tales, Strunsky also shines a light on the humanity personified in the U.S. criminal justice system in its efforts to help crime’s victims and bring criminals to justice.

At the center of Strunsky’s darkest stories are the courageous voices of the victims and those who love them; for example, the mother who decides to donate her three-year old son’s organs to help others, just a day after she found him murdered by his father. Such stories will leave readers touched and inspired.

And far more than just telling stories, “The Humanity of Justice” reveals how much Burke Strunsky deeply cares about the law, and especially about protecting children. Strunsky gives advice on how to deter crime and violence, explains why it is important not to shirk jury duty, and gives an insider’s perspective on the social and moral aspects of his various cases. As an advocate for children, Strunsky is donating 100 percent of the book’s proceeds to The Humanity of Justice Foundation, a non-profit organization to help prevent child abuse and neglect.

“The Humanity of Justice” is a rare true-crime collection that leaves readers stunned and wanting to know more. Joseph Yurt of Reader Views proclaims, “a moving, insightful journey behind the scenes of the American justice system and inside the courtroom....a book that can make a difference.” And Amazon reviewers state, “STIRRING, OUTRAGEOUS, GRIPPING...replete with scary examples of what can happen to people when gun control/prohibition, well-intended or not, becomes part of the status quo,” and “I highly recommend this book as an informative, enlightening and intriguing read for every American who could one day be called upon to serve on a jury.”

About the Author
Burke E. Strunsky is a senior deputy district attorney working in Riverside County, an hour east of Los Angeles. His office has one of the highest conviction rates in California, is the fourth largest in the state, and the fifteenth largest in the nation. The author specializes in homicide cases and crimes against children. His tenacious work ethic and impassioned attitude in the pursuit of pedophiles and murderers have earned him great respect and recognition in his field. In 2009 and 2011, he was named Prosecutor of the Year. He has prosecuted defendants in extraordinary criminal cases that have been featured on national TV shows.

“The Humanity of Justice: Lighting Even the Darkest Path Toward Justice" (ISBN 9781620958810, BookBaby Publishing, 2012) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit Publicity contact: Review copies available upon request.

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