Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available

See inside

Book details
  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:Murder / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:232
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098355029

A Prosecutor's Story

Truth, Honor, and Justice are More Than Just Words

by Alan A. Cook View author's profile page

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available

See inside

Overview

In A Prosecutor’s Story, Prof. Cook shares his experiences as a trial lawyer and reluctant politician. Along the way, he imparts unique insights into the inner workings of our criminal justice system – highlighting its virtues and its shortcomings. Sometimes proud, sometimes cynical, and often snarky, he gives the reader a true picture of what it’s like to be a prosecutor in America.




Description


Did a 4-year-old boy witness the brutal stabbing and near decapitation of his young, beautiful mother? Did a cheating wife hire someone to kill her husband and then have to marry her lover to keep his mouth shut? How was a schoolteacher able to molest students at three different elementary schools before finally being stopped? Who shot an elderly man multiple times, drug his body into the bushes, and bashed in his skull with the butt of the gun? And why did it take 23 years to achieve justice for this man’s family?

These and other questions are answered in A Prosecutor’s Story – the real-life stories of a Georgia District Attorney.

In A Prosecutor's Story, Cook provides the reader with an insider's view of the Criminal Justice System. The reader will be treated to previously undisclosed details relating to over 40 of Cook’s most challenging cases (including murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, child molestation, and voter fraud). 



About the author

Alan A. Cook was a criminal prosecutor for the state of Georgia from 1987-2001. He served as the elected District Attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit from 1990-2000. During his years as a prosecutor, he tried over 120 jury trials ranging from murder cases (including 6 death penalty cases) to minor traffic offenses. After leaving active prosecution, Cook joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty and taught Criminal Law & Procedure to aspiring prosecutors for 18 years before retiring in 2019.

Cook is the author of two previous books, the most recent being a comprehensive training manual for new Georgia prosecutors titled: Cook's Field Guide to Prosecution in Georgia which is now in its second edition. Professor Cook received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1981 and his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1984.

Book Reviews

to submit a book review
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.

This site uses cookies. Continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings means that you consent to those cookies to enhance site navigation and the overall user experience. Learn more about our privacy policy or learn more about how to turn off cookies.