Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse by Steve Bogira

Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse by Steve Bogira is an inside look at the workings of a criminal courtroom in Chicago. Case by case, Bogira explains the courtroom from all angles: judges, prosecutors, private defense attorneys, public defenders, defendants, jurors, court staff, among others. It is a brutally honest account of the daily grind of a big city, criminal courtroom — a world unto itself. And a worthwhile read for those who have not had the misfortune of experiencing it.