"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
As the first step on the treadmill of justice, Bow Street magistrates' court has played host to every hue on the spectrum of humanity.
From the trivial to the most serious, from the pacifist to the sadist, from the traitor to the betrayed, its oak-panelled Number One Court has heard some of the least known and best known stories of the past quarter of a millennium.
Casanova, Casement, Crippen - the letter C alone provides enough fascinating names to keep criminologists happy for an age.
And for each one of those, there have been 10,000 Smiths and Joneses "up and down" before the beak for begging, vagrancy, picking pockets or driving under the influence, for knocking a Pc's helmet off, murdering their wives or husbands or lovers or for doing almost anything in between.