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Michael Cicchini's published books
In my efforts to advocate for legal reform, I have published three books on the criminal justice system.  Click the book covers, below, to see the books on  These books are not legal advice. If you have a legal issue or legal question of any kind, immediately call a licensed attorney in your state.

Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind Making a Murderer (Prometheus Books, April 4, 2017)

"Convicting Avery is a smart, irreverent analysis of the Avery and Dassey cases from Making a Murderer.  It's a fascinating and, at times, deeply disturbing examination of the problems that plague our criminal justice system."

Lawrence White, PhD, False Confession Expert in Making a Murderer

"Cicchini convincingly demonstrates that the Kafkaesque criminal justice in Avery's case was not an anomaly, and his work is an accessible entree into the debate over how defendants' rights should be protected."

-- Publishers Weekly

"Michael D. Cicchini informs, illuminates, and impels us to take a hard, clear-sighted look at our broken criminal justice system and what it means to our own threatened presumption of innocence.  Replete with fresh, unsettling truths and insights, Convicting Avery is highly readable and well researched, and leavened with common sense and cutting wit."

-- Mauricio Hernandez, Attorney and blogger at The Irreverent Lawyer

Tried and Convicted: How Police, Prosecutors, and Judges Destroy Our Constitutional Rights
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012)

"Cicchini argues that Americans should have a healthy distrust of the criminal justice system. This book is very eye opening . . . I strongly recommend this book. Once I opened it, I literally could not stop reading."

-- Robert Worley, Ph.D., International Criminal Justice Review

"In the contrarian spirit of political journalist Christopher Hitchens, Cicchini destroys the prevailing media-driven views on American justice."

-- Jay McRoy, Ph.D., author, Nightmare Japan; coeditor, Monstrous Adaptations 

"Tried and Convicted brilliantly demonstrates why our constitutional rights are often not what they seem. Cicchini has written a book that can instantly be understood by non-lawyers, but contains much that even practicing lawyers don't know. So you think you know your rights?  Wait until you read this."

-- Matthew Flynn, senior partner, Quarles & Brady LLP; author, Pryme Knumber

But They Didn't Read Me My Rights! Myths, Oddities, and Lies About Our Legal System (Prometheus Books, 2010) (with Amy Kushner, Ph.D.) 

"Reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis in their unpretentious analyses of popular myths and misconceptions -- in this case, all centering around the American legal system -- Cicchini and Kushner offer a compelling mix of insight and information. A fantastic read."

-- Steven Jay Schneider, editor, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

"The law is never black and white, as Cicchini and Kushner prove in this entertaining look at common assumptions and misconceptions about the American justice system."

-- Publishers Weekly

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