Edited by William Trudell and Lorene Shyba, More Tough Crimes is the third book in the Durvile True Cases series. Like other books in the series More Tough Crimes provides a unique window into the world of Canadian criminal justice. These stories are ‘tough crimes’ because of the emotional demands put on the judges and lawyers involved. Many cases in the book are recent, but some from the past were so disturbing that even decades later, they resonate in the public consciousness.
The Honourable Patrick J. LeSage, C.M., Q.C., is a former chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Mr. LeSage was appopinted a member of the Order of Canada in 2007.
Mr. William Trudell is the Chair of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and recipient of the first Law Times Lawyer of the Year award.
Dr. Lorene Shyba is publisher and managing editor of Durvile Publications and UpRoute Books. She has been a post-secondary professor and researcher for over twenty years and is currently affiliated with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts.
I would recommend this volume to anyone interested in hearing the inside story surrounding several of the more interesting and notorious criminal trials from Canada’s recent past. — The Honourable “Mr. Justice Richard D. Schneider
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?A revealing, at times searing and always very human look inside out criminal courtrooms and the people who populate them. — Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail