Shattered Justice takes a look inside the case of the murder of Stephanie Crowe. Was it an inside job?
Was it someone skilled at entering a house and making it look like no forced entry? What will happen to her killer
or killers? What will happen to her family?
Shattered Justice also takes a look at how obscured an investigation can get once the police are focused
on blaming Stephanie’s older brother, Michael, and his friends for her death instead of looking at all the details.
The police did not want to pay attention to other clues that involved a schizophrenic man who was looking for
someone called Tracy.
John Philpin does a great job in showing how the police were so focused
on Michael and his friends that they missed crucial evidence. One
would think that in this day and age, the police would not try to
coerce confessions out of teenagers.
What makes Shattered Justice different from some other true crime books is that it does not focus on a
court case near the end of the book. Instead, Shattered Justice shows readers what happened leading up to
the arrest of the true murderer.