Author: Andrea Campbell, Ralph C. Ohm
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Legal Ease is a versatile book that addresses how laws evolve and change as if they were living, breathing entities that are a mirror reflecting societal change. This new third edition offers the reader an expansive and practical guide to the many aspects of law. Presented in three sections, the book explains the practice of law through all phases of the criminal justice system. Part One, Criminal Law Explained, offers a history of law, defines criminal conduct, and explains the tools attorneys use in their practice. Section Two, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, details the steps required to institute constitutional search, seizure, and arrest. It also provides a comprehensive description of the duties and responsibilities of prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, and court personnel. Section Three, A Walk Through the Criminal Justice System, takes the reader step-by-step through the process of a trial, from jury selection to verdict and sentencing, and finally to the appeal process. Defendants’ rights are discussed as they navigate through the criminal justice system. The ideas and principles behind the country's constitutional amendments are explained, with many case examples offered to illustrate. Additional topics new to this edition address privacy rights, picketing at funerals, free speech/cruelty to animals, youthful offenders and sentencing, strip search of students, sexting, deportation and minor drug cases, DNA testing, warrantless search, medicare scams, and workforce retaliation, among others. The inclusion of “Key Words” and “Questions for Review and Discussion” sections at the end of each chapter will prove invaluable to instructors and students. This comprehensive volume continues to give groups who are new to the scene, as well as those who aren’t, an easy-to-read book of reference for all those nuances the law continues to press onto the legal system.
New York Criminal Law
Author: Markus D. Dubber
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials reflects the code-based and jurisdiction-specific nature of contemporary American criminal law. Leading scholar Markus D. Dubber offers an innovative selection of key cases that illuminate the full scope of New York criminal law within the framework of the New York Penal Law and the Model Penal Code. Unique and timely, New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, features: complete and accessible coverage by a leading criminal law scholar code-based and jurisdiction-specific treatment of criminal law chapter outline follows the structure of the New York Penal Law similarities and differences between the New York Penal Law and the Model Penal Code highlighted throughout the text wide selection of New York cases and supplementary materials--including jury instructions in-depth treatment of general principles--legality principle, jurisdiction, purposes of punishment, actus reus, mens rea, causation, complicity, defenses detailed coverage of specific offenses, including inchoate offenses (e.g., attempt, conspiracy) offenses against the person (e.g., assault, homicide, sex offenses) property offenses (e.g., larceny, burglary, robbery, fraud) offenses against public administration (e.g., obstruction, contempt) offenses against public health and morals (e.g., drug offenses) offenses against public order (e.g., harassment) organized crime traffic offenses Teacher's Manual and companion website offer summaries of cases and materials with author commentary classroom tested sample syllabi for lecture or seminar format suggested secondary readings study charts depicting the mens rea schemes of the New York Penal Law and the Model Penal Code comparison of the analysis of criminal liability under the New York Penal Law and Model Penal Code compilation of New York criminal offenses codified outside the New York Penal Law overview of New York's criminal court structure sentencing reform proposal by the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform Comprehensive coverage, structural flexibility, and comparison with the Model Penal Code make New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials ideal for courses on New York criminal law, as well as an attractive basic text for courses on American criminal law taught in New York State.
This handbook is intended to assist judges, lawyers and prosecutors to take account of the many requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights - both explicit and implicit - for the criminal process when interpreting and applying Codes of Criminal Procedure and comparable or related legislation. It does so through extracts from key rulings of the European Court of Human Rights and the former European Commission of Human Rights dealing with complaints about violations of Convention rights and freedoms in the course of the investigation, prosecution and trial of alleged offences, as well as in the course of appellate and various other proceedings linked to the criminal process. The extracts are significant not only because the mere text of the Convention is insufficient to indicate the scope of what is entailed by it but also because the circumstances of the cases selected give a sense of how to apply the requirements in concrete situations.
This classic collection of essays, first published in 1968, has had an enduring impact on academic and public debates about criminal responsibility and criminal punishment. Forty years on, its arguments are as powerful as ever. H.L.A. Hart offers an alternative to retributive thinking about criminal punishment that nevertheless preserves the central distinction between guilt and innocence. He also provides an account of criminal responsibility that links the distinction between guilt and innocence closely to the ideal of the rule of law, and thereby attempts to by-pass unnerving debates about free will and determinism. Always engaged with live issues of law and public policy, Hart makes difficult philosophical puzzles accessible and immediate to a wide range of readers. For this new edition, otherwise a reproduction of the original, John Gardner adds an introduction engaging critically with Hart's arguments, and explaining the continuing importance of Hart's ideas in spite of the intervening revival of retributive thinking in both academic and policy circles. Unavailable for ten years, the new edition of Punishment and Responsibility makes available again the central text in the field for a new generation of academics, students and professionals engaged in criminal justice and penal policy.
Discipline & Punish
Author: Michel Foucault
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
How best to treat women in our prisons and jails is a new and significant concern for U.S. policymakers. The number of women incarcerated in the U.S. has increased greatly in the last two decades. Many of these women are young, 80% are mothers, and up to 80% of the women offenders in some State prison systems now have severe, long-standing substance abuse problems. These addicted women can be helped through comprehensive programs designed specifically for women, treating the factors associated with women's substance abuse. Chapters: Setting the State for Treatment; Designing Treatment Programs; Stages of Treatment Planning; Summaries of Programs; References; and Resource List. Charts and tables.
There is increasing pressure, soon to be legislation, for particular offenders to be given a choice of psychological treatment or imprisonment, even if treatment must sometimes be within special prison hospitals or units for offenders. The key issue will be motivating offenders to commit themselves to treatment, and to maintain their motivation trough the therapeutic programme and thereafter, on release. This is the first book to tackle the subject of motivating offenders in therapeutic programmes and as such, will prove an invaluable resource for forensic practitioners. * Written by some of the top clinical and forensic practitioners and researchers in offender rehabilitation * There is a real demand for a book on this subject as a result of changes in criminal justice policy and in mental health provision Part of the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology
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