Starting off as a criminal defense attorney himself, John Grisham had a very valuable grasp of law before writing the novel. When writing his books, he likes to make lawyers the major characters (“GJ”). John Grisham can connect his real life experience into his lawyer characters in his books. In the Pelican Brief, Darby Shaw has a theory of whom may be the culprit of the justice murders (Grisham). In some cases there is very little evidence for the investigation process, leaving a very wide range of possibilities. In The novel, it states that “The Klan, the Aryans, the Nazis, the Palestinians, the black separatists, the pro-lifers, the homophobic. Even the IRA. Everyone, it seemed, but the Rotarians and the Boy Scouts” were all suspects for the death of a federal trial judge in Texas (Grisham). Where does the investigating crew go from there? There is many options as to what could’ve happened. What is the process of finding different types of evidence?
Criminal investigations are a very serious matter that sometimes takes a large amount of time to solve. The Criminal Justice System plays a huge...
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...d. In the long run, this is one of the main systems that keeps the crazies off the streets. Although it’s a rewarding job to be able to identify the bad guys, it is important to understand that it can be a dangerous system to be a part of at times. As Darby states in the book, “everyone who has seen the brief is now dead” (Grisham). The suspects don’t want to be discovered. With this in mind, in some cases the felon wants to seek revenge on the investigators. This can cause a whole nother fiasco along with the crime originally committed. Which then puts puts more trouble in the hands of the ones involved in the investigation. In The Pelican Brief novel, John Grisham connects lawyers and the criminal law to find their culprit for the deaths of Jensen and Rosenberg (Grisham). These investigators are making a difference in the world by keeping everyone safe.
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