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Book Review

By Andy Purdy

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Federal Criminal Restitution

By Catharine M. Goodwin, Jay E. Grenig, and Nathan A. Fishbach
Thomson West (2008)
Reviewed by Andy Purdy 

Is there any issue left that an attorney can take for granted? If you think that restitution is such an issue, think again. If attorneys did not know it already, the release of Federal Criminal Restitution, the handbook by Catharine M. Goodwin, Jay E. Grenig, and Nathan A. Fishbach, assures them that not only is restitution worthy of their attention, it is an issue about which they can use all the help they can get. I recommend you add this handbook to your library. You will not regret it and your clients will be glad you did.

As the authors write in the preface, “The judicial interpretation of [decades of statutory language regarding restitution] has become more nuanced and the factual settings for the underlying offenses have become more complex.” Significantly and to the benefit of practitioners, the goal of this book is “to present a step-by-step analys

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