Burned: A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn't

Burned: A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn't

Edward Humes / Jun 19, 2019

Burned A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn t On an April night in three young children perished in a tragic Los Angeles house fire Their mother Joann Parks couldn t save them but did manage to escape with her own life She was of course b

  • Title: Burned: A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn't
  • Author: Edward Humes
  • ISBN: 1524742139
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On an April night in 1989, three young children perished in a tragic Los Angeles house fire Their mother, Joann Parks, couldn t save them but did manage to escape with her own life She was of course bereft With emotions exploding her husband accused her of abandoning the children at the scene of the fire when he arrived It was soon determined that a worn extension cord On an April night in 1989, three young children perished in a tragic Los Angeles house fire Their mother, Joann Parks, couldn t save them but did manage to escape with her own life She was of course bereft With emotions exploding her husband accused her of abandoning the children at the scene of the fire when he arrived It was soon determined that a worn extension cord was the cause of the tragedy But then doubts arose As firefighters investigated further, they came to believe that the fire was the result of arson, a heinous crime committed by a wicked young woman who, they argued, had never really wanted to be a mother Joann Parks was tried and convicted and has languished in prison for the last twenty five years But now, as certain investigative methods from that era have been debunked, a pair of young lawyers from the Innocence Project have come to believe that Joann was wrongfully convicted, and that the fire might not have even been caused by arson at all Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 336 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Dutton More Details ISBN 1524742139 ISBN13 9781524742133 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Burned, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 27, 2019 Tooter rated it liked it This book was really interesting butthere were many times that the author spent too much time on a tangent narrative when a paragraph would have sufficed I found myself skimming to get to the point and then skimming to get to the end Extremely well written though flag 18 likesLike see review sue One of my pet hates too Toots fab review Jan 27, 2019 06 31PM Tooter sue wrote One of my pet hates too Toots fab review Thanks Sue Bee Doo Jan 28, 2019 05 53AM Jan 20, 2019 Jeanette rated it liked it It s a critique of Fire Science Forensics much than it is the core title subject in this book s entirety In other words, the first half you ll get far of the title subject Joann Parks arson case than you ll get out of the last sections In fact, the last two sections dealt with cognition of sciences and forensics themselves in fields of DNA, fingerprint evaluations surety etc etc Or bite marks, which have been used as identity markers unreliably And numerous other tangents of pri It s a critique of Fire Science Forensics much than it is the core title subject in this book s entirety In other words, the first half you ll get far of the title subject Joann Parks arson case than you ll get out of the last sections In fact, the last two sections dealt with cognition of sciences and forensics themselves in fields of DNA, fingerprint evaluations surety etc etc Or bite marks, which have been used as identity markers unreliably And numerous other tangents of prisoner release organizations programs.So, this case is complex and horrific Yes And ambiguous Immensely Witnesses all across the boards remembering varied and opposing things entirely at different junctures of the inquiry, trial, aftermath witness etc And the Fire experts also giving various, changeable and often nearly opposite reality judgments Even down to if the fire was a one start or two start possibility Or if the hamper burned in front of the closed closet door or not Or if the cuts in the electrical cord could have been made successfully by a 4 year old Nearly every prime criteria object was moved or obliterated during the process of the fire fighters finding the kids quite afterwards too The entire scene seems botched and the most important pieces discarded That s the only sure thing I got out of reading this entire long convincing treatise.But the book, although it covers the case of the title Parks has been in jail for nearly 3 decades now at immense length and roundabout it still makes great groups of definitive factors in Fire Science and in court and police and public belief in their verity even muddled, if that is possible More than muddled, some of the reasoning by the author too, also rings of fallacy in several one case is all cases kinds of definition And assuming large clots of judgment by dozens of principle associates etc about her, Joann s mothering ability, as well He cannot have known all cognition in such subjective natures about this woman by all of the jurors, for instance Or can he assume so universally as he certainly does that DNA or fingerprinting is as error prone in verifying individuality as he states Stats he uses are flawed upon that specific issue, IMHO Those percentages are not at all equivocating to homicide, arson, violent crime Property crimes Perhaps not even there.So by the end of this long, long evidence and Cohen rescue she works to release prisoners who are innocent and yet have been sentenced guilty and the author follows her years and years toward of progress with the Parks case the author reaches all kinds of tangents and subject matters that truly have little to do with Fire Science Forensics credibility It s so tragic and also botched Botched by fire dept and police and forensics and especially in what evidence was tossed Actually it s horrific beyond describing the entire event in 1989, April in Bell, California And it STILL in reality also has holds few conclusions The book itself, it s a 2.5 star but rounded up for the proofs given to judgments of after fire those make it 3 stars Where that field exists presently for exactness poor proofs are quite often fire expert observable if you ever have gone to an arson case court it IS a gray area and not for the format or the cohesion to the parts for the whole of this book Those are 2 star.And I am fairly sure that her Parks and her husband s prior history with fire and also the way she acted during and just afterwards at the scene of the fire was held against her But this entire scientific analysis slant is far, far from convincing me that it was purely an accident Or that those experts are as far off within electrical study and wider whole fire event conclusions as this author believes they are Those poor kids flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 25, 2018 Margaret Myers rated it liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was fascinating and well written, and its real content, about the changes in and progress of fire forensics and the idea of forensics proof science truth is fascinating The case he chose makes perfect sense, given that it has almost all the right components The big one, however, is missing an ending Parks s case hasn t been resolved Humes tries to work with this, showing the futility of the justice system and the unknowability of innocence and truth, but it felt appropriate f This book was fascinating and well written, and its real content, about the changes in and progress of fire forensics and the idea of forensics proof science truth is fascinating The case he chose makes perfect sense, given that it has almost all the right components The big one, however, is missing an ending Parks s case hasn t been resolved Humes tries to work with this, showing the futility of the justice system and the unknowability of innocence and truth, but it felt appropriate for a newspaper article than a book, which I imagine he will want to live on beyond the time Parks s case is over, at which time his book will feel passe flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Jason rated it it was amazing Incredible book about fire investigations and much regarding evidence and false convictions flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Laura Basaldua rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves audios, crime, death murder, true crime, nonfiction I remember when this happened I was only 13 but I remember it I guess its just one of them tragedy s that sticks in your mind I dont feel like the book told us anything that you couldnt look up for yourself as Joann Parks still hast been released and her case is still ongoing I feel like this one The book was kinda pointless flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Caitie rated it liked it This book was bad, but I didn t find it very compelling either Frankly, the field of fire science is a gray area The Jo Ann Parks case is an example of a miscarriage of justice Upon reading about the fire in the Parks home, I found the actions of the police to be very odd Clearly they believed that it was arson from the get go I hope that everything will work out for Jo Ann flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Cherise Wolas rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 reading challenge, nonfiction Compelling nonfiction that has at its heart a fire that killed three children The California Innocence Project took up this case and the work they do is extraordinary seeking to free wrongfully convicted people, who have languished in prisons for decades The story is heartbreaking And the skillful way Humes identifies all the problems with forensic evidence, not just in this case, but in all cases, is enlightening and terrifying The belief that fire evidence, fingerprints, hair and blood, an Compelling nonfiction that has at its heart a fire that killed three children The California Innocence Project took up this case and the work they do is extraordinary seeking to free wrongfully convicted people, who have languished in prisons for decades The story is heartbreaking And the skillful way Humes identifies all the problems with forensic evidence, not just in this case, but in all cases, is enlightening and terrifying The belief that fire evidence, fingerprints, hair and blood, and all the rest constitutes valid evidence is disproved in this book These forensic tools that constitute evidence have arisen from myths, junk science, and confirmation bias, and everything we see in crime shows when that proof seals a conviction is so often wrong flag Like see review Nov 17, 2018 Lilias rated it really liked it Shelves non fiction, giveaways This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is my first giveaway win A quick review of the advance proof Though there is a lot to cover, the writing never feels rushed Whether reading what happens during a house fire or being introduced to attorneys at the California Innocence Project, I was riveted It s a little bit true crime but the Jo Ann Parks case is used as a lens to focus on issues within the American judicial system, most specifically forensics We do not get much closure at the end of the book, but as the book progresse This is my first giveaway win A quick review of the advance proof Though there is a lot to cover, the writing never feels rushed Whether reading what happens during a house fire or being introduced to attorneys at the California Innocence Project, I was riveted It s a little bit true crime but the Jo Ann Parks case is used as a lens to focus on issues within the American judicial system, most specifically forensics We do not get much closure at the end of the book, but as the book progressed it became evident that that wasn t the point I just didn t know this was the case when I started reading flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Anna rated it really liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A good book Initially, I managed to somehow get 2 pages stuck together and missed the part where we got the judge s rulingand I was irritated by the lack of closure Then, realizing the issuead the last 2 pagesand still found myself suffering from a bit of a let down Like there should be , you know After going through the details of the fire and Ms Park s life, the dueling opinions, and letting that tension ratchet up further and further that we should get the answer, her ult A good book Initially, I managed to somehow get 2 pages stuck together and missed the part where we got the judge s rulingand I was irritated by the lack of closure Then, realizing the issuead the last 2 pagesand still found myself suffering from a bit of a let down Like there should be , you know After going through the details of the fire and Ms Park s life, the dueling opinions, and letting that tension ratchet up further and further that we should get the answer, her ultimate fate, something concrete thanpossibly investigation and further appeals.But I guess that s the justice system.Just glad I m the reader and not the focus flag Like see review Dec 26, 2018 brettlikesbooks rated it really liked it Shelves brettlikesbooks thanks so much dutton for gifting me this advanced copy of BURNED by edward humes nonfiction compelling and frustrating evidence of a miscarriage of justice awash in procedure that will change the way you think about criminal justice and forensic science As the original fire investigator on the Parks case put it, If I am wrong, then everything I have ever been taught and those people that have been taught before me, would all be wrong The stakes simply do not get higher than that y thanks so much dutton for gifting me this advanced copy of BURNED by edward humes nonfiction compelling and frustrating evidence of a miscarriage of justice awash in procedure that will change the way you think about criminal justice and forensic science As the original fire investigator on the Parks case put it, If I am wrong, then everything I have ever been taught and those people that have been taught before me, would all be wrong The stakes simply do not get higher than that you guys can get your hot little hands on this one january 8 instagram book reviews brettlikesbooks flag Like see review Apr 04, 2018 Jillian Doherty rated it it was amazing The available except was way too short this story grabs you and doesn t let you go Incredibly written in a narrative style, this harrowing story of a mother who is wrongfully accused of setting her house on fire, with 3 small children inside, will have you trying to take a deep breathe within the first dozen pages Imagine if you were innocents and everyone your spouse, your community, a jury of your peers all believed you killed your children, and served almost two decades in prison befo The available except was way too short this story grabs you and doesn t let you go Incredibly written in a narrative style, this harrowing story of a mother who is wrongfully accused of setting her house on fire, with 3 small children inside, will have you trying to take a deep breathe within the first dozen pages Imagine if you were innocents and everyone your spouse, your community, a jury of your peers all believed you killed your children, and served almost two decades in prison before someone realized you were innocent Excerpt borrowed from the publisher flag Like see review Jan 15, 2019 Johannes rated it it was amazing This is a gripping true life account of a mother accused of arson murder and an analysis of the junk fire science that courts have relied upon to deny insurance claims and lock people up in prisons I did this one on audible, and it was excellent flag Like see review Jan 29, 2019 Helen Lutke rated it it was ok Good story but the author just constantly went off topic or added an excess of detail to simple plot points flag Like see review Nov 15, 2018 Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves , non fiction I won this in a giveaway.Tragic rush to judgment and inept handling of a defense flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Lisa rated it it was amazing Really liked this one flag Like see review Jennifer Mash rated it really liked it Feb 02, 2019 Julie rated it liked it Jan 27, 2019 Barondestructo rated it liked it Jan 10, 2019 Becky rated it really liked it Jan 17, 2019 Frank Brasile rated it liked it Dec 02, 2018 Jeremy rated it liked it Jan 31, 2019 Lawrence Kochis rated it did not like it Feb 02, 2019 Claire Sheridan rated it it was amazing Jan 25, 2019 Josie rated it really liked it Jan 19, 2019 Amalia rated it really liked it Jan 23, 2019 Abby rated it really liked it Jan 14, 2019 Mattie rated it liked it Nov 19, 2018 Mary Ann rated it liked it Jan 19, 2019 Nicola Kane rated it it was amazing Jan 10, 2019 Kasia rated it really 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        Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, is the author of nine books of nonfiction, most recently, Monkey Girl Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for Americas Soul and Over Here How the G.I Bill Transformed the American Dream His next book, Eco Barons The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet, will be out next year.


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    1. This book was really interesting butthere were many times that the author spent too much time on a tangent narrative when a paragraph would have sufficed I found myself skimming to get to the point and then skimming to get to the end Extremely well written though


    2. It s a critique of Fire Science Forensics much than it is the core title subject in this book s entirety In other words, the first half you ll get far of the title subject Joann Parks arson case than you ll get out of the last sections In fact, the last two sections dealt with cognition of sciences and forensics themselves in fields of DNA, fingerprint evaluations surety etc etc Or bite marks, which have been used as identity markers unreliably And numerous other tangents of pri It s a critiqu [...]


    3. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was fascinating and well written, and its real content, about the changes in and progress of fire forensics and the idea of forensics proof science truth is fascinating The case he chose makes perfect sense, given that it has almost all the right components The big one, however, is missing an ending Parks s case hasn t been resolved Humes tries to work with this, showing the futility of the justice system a [...]



    4. I remember when this happened I was only 13 but I remember it I guess its just one of them tragedy s that sticks in your mind I dont feel like the book told us anything that you couldnt look up for yourself as Joann Parks still hast been released and her case is still ongoing I feel like this one The book was kinda pointless.


    5. This book was bad, but I didn t find it very compelling either Frankly, the field of fire science is a gray area The Jo Ann Parks case is an example of a miscarriage of justice Upon reading about the fire in the Parks home, I found the actions of the police to be very odd Clearly they believed that it was arson from the get go I hope that everything will work out for Jo Ann.


    6. Compelling nonfiction that has at its heart a fire that killed three children The California Innocence Project took up this case and the work they do is extraordinary seeking to free wrongfully convicted people, who have languished in prisons for decades The story is heartbreaking And the skillful way Humes identifies all the problems with forensic evidence, not just in this case, but in all cases, is enlightening and terrifying The belief that fire evidence, fingerprints, hair and blood, an Com [...]


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