O J  Unmasked Book

O J Unmasked

  • Author : M. L. Rantala
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 0812693280

O J Unmasked Excerpt :

Offers a detailed analysis of the evidence in the O.J. Simpson case, including the DNA evidence, and discusses the jury, the impact of the media, and other famous trials

Crimes and Trials of the Century  2 volumes  Book

Crimes and Trials of the Century 2 volumes

  • Author : Frankie Y. Bailey Ph.D.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2007-10-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9781573569736

Crimes and Trials of the Century 2 volumes Excerpt :

What do O. J. Simpson, the Lindbergh baby, and Gary Gilmore have in common? They were all the focus of famous crimes and/or trials in the United States. In this two-volume set, historical and contemporary cases that not only shocked the nation but that also became a part of the popular and legal culture of the United States are discussed in vivid, and sometimes shocking, detail. Each chapter focuses on a different crime or trial and explores the ways in which each became famous in its own time. The fascinating cast of characters, the outrageous crimes, the involvement of the media, the actions of the police, and the trials that often surprised combine to offer here one of the most comprehensive sets of books available on the subject of famous U.S. crimes and trials. The public seems fascinated by crime. News and popular media sources provide a steady diet of stories, footage, and photographs about the misfortunes of others in order to satisfy this appetite. Murder, rape, terrorism, gang-related activities, and other violent crimes are staples. Various crime events are presented in the news every day, but most of what is covered is quickly forgotten. In contrast, some crimes left a lasting impression on the American psyche. Some examples include the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City, and the September 11th attacks. These events, and other significant cases, are immediately or on reflection talked about as crimes of the century. They earn this title not only because they generate enormous publicity, but because of their impact on American culture: they help define historical eras, influence public opinion about crime, change legal process, and focus concern about important social issues. They seep into many other shared aspects of social life: public conversation, fiction and nonfiction, songs, poems, films, and folk tales. This set focuses on the many crimes of the century of the last 100 years. In vivid d

Language and Power in Court Book

Language and Power in Court

  • Author : J. Cotterill
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2003-10-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230006010

Language and Power in Court Excerpt :

Sociolinguists and lawyers will find insight and relevance in this account of the language of the courtroom, as exemplified in the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson. The trial is examined as the site of linguistic power and persuasion, focusing on the role of language in (re)presenting and (re)constructing the crime. In addition to the trial transcripts, the book draws on Simpson's post-arrest interview, media reports and post-trial interviews with jurors. The result is a unique multi-dimensional insight into the 'Trial of the Century' from a linguistic and discursive perspective.

ECSCW 2005 Book

ECSCW 2005

  • Author : Hans Gellersen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-01-26
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402040238

ECSCW 2005 Excerpt :

The emergence and widespread use personal computers and network technologies have seen the development of interest in the use of computers to support cooperative work. This volume presents the proceedings of the ninth European conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). This is a multidisciplinary area that embraces the development of new technologies grounded in actual cooperative practices. These proceedings contain a collection of papers that reflect the variegated research activities in the field. The volume includes papers addressing novel interaction technologies for CSCW systems, new models and architectures for groupware systems, studies of communication and coordination among mobile actors, studies of cooperative work in complex settings, studies of groupware systems in actual use in real-world settings, and theories and techniques to support the development of cooperative applications. The papers present emerging technologies alongside new methods and approaches to the development of this important class of applications. The work in this volume represents the best of the current research and practice within CSCW. The collection of papers presented here will appeal to researchers and practitioners alike, as they combine an understanding of the nature of work with the possibility offered by new technologies.

Twilight Zones Book

Twilight Zones

  • Author : Susan Bordo
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1999-02-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520211025

Twilight Zones Excerpt :

Considering everything from Nike ads, emaciated models, and surgically altered breasts to the culture wars and the O.J. Simpson trial, Susan Bordo deciphers the hidden life of cultural images and the impact they have on our lives. She builds on the provocative themes introduced in her acclaimed work Unbearable Weight—which explores the social and political underpinnings of women's obsession with bodily image—to offer a singularly readable and perceptive interpretation of our image-saturated culture. As it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish between appearance and reality, she argues, we need to rehabilitate the notion that not all versions of reality are equally trustworthy. Bordo writes with deep compassion, unnerving honesty, and bracing intelligence. Looking to the body and bodily practices as a concrete arena where cultural fantasies and anxieties are played out, she examines the mystique and the reality of empowerment through cosmetic surgery. Her brilliant discussion of sexual harassment reflects on the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill controversy as well as the film Disclosure. She suggests that sexuality, although one of the mediums of harassment, is not its essence, and she calls for the recasting of harassers as bullies rather than sex fiends. Bordo also challenges the continuing marginalization of feminist thought, in particular the failure to read feminist work as cultural criticism. Finally, in a powerful and moving essay called "Missing Kitchens"—written in collaboration with her two sisters—Bordo explores notions of bodies, place, and space through a recreation of the topographies of her childhood. Throughout these essays, Bordo avoids dogma and easy caricature. Consistently, and on many levels, she demonstrates the profound relationship between our lives and our theories, our feelings and our thoughts.

Triumph of Justice Book
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Triumph of Justice

  • Author : Daniel Petrocelli
  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631680779

Triumph of Justice Excerpt :

After the white Bronco, after the bloody glove, after the media frenzy and the verdict that set O.J. Simpson free, Daniel Petrocelli came to pick up the pieces. Outraged by the disastrous miscarriage of justice, the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman sought justice in civil court—their last chance to go after Simpson. To represent them, they hired Petrocelli, a respected attorney who had never before tried a criminal case. In order to win the case, Petrocelli would have to prove that O.J. Simpson was a killer. The physical evidence connecting Simpson to the murders was rock solid, but in the criminal trial, evidence was not enough. To bring the families justice, Petrocelli would have to do something that the District Attorney had not been able to do: confront O.J. Simpson face-to-face. Called “the best book on the subject” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Triumph of Justice is the definitive account of the Simpson murders and their aftermath. In the long, twisted history of the trial of the century, Daniel Petrocelli has the final word.

Colossal Control Failures Book

Colossal Control Failures

  • Author : Jack P. Gibbs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317262237

Colossal Control Failures Excerpt :

This fascinating book analyzes 13 control failures in human history, from Robespierre's promotion of the French Revolution, to Hoover's efforts to stop the Great Depression, to the intelligence failures of 9/11. Assessing the causes of 10 additional historical cases, the author's comparative analysis shows how each leadership failure was caused by an expansion of the range of control attempts, their scope, and/or their diversity. A leader's or other actor's attempts to broaden the range of control targets have been most important in causing great human failures. The analysis is timely during an era when war, global warming, and other vexing problems plague our society.

Is Killing Wrong  Book

Is Killing Wrong

  • Author : Mark Cooney
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813928357

Is Killing Wrong Excerpt :

"Thou shalt not kill" is arguably the most basic moral and legal principle in any society. Yet while some killers are pilloried and punished, others are absolved and acquitted, and still others are lauded and lionized. Why? The traditional answer is that how killers are treated depends on the nature of their killing, whether it was aggressive or defensive, intentional or accidental. But those factors cannot explain the enormous variation in legal officials' and citizens' responses to real-life homicides. Cooney argues that a radically new style of thought—pure sociology—can. Conceived by the sociologist Donald Black, pure sociology makes no reference to psychology, to any single person's intent, or even to individuals as such. Instead, pure sociology explains behavior in terms of its social geometry—its location and direction in a multidimensional social space. Is Killing Wrong? provides the most comprehensive assessment of pure sociology yet attempted. Drawing on data from well over one hundred societies, including the modern-day United States, it represents the most thorough account yet of case-level social control, or the response to conduct defined as wrong. In doing so, it demonstrates that the law and morality of homicide are neither universal nor relative but geometrical, as predicted by Black's theory.

Blood Evidence Book

Blood Evidence

  • Author : Henry Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-04-17
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060646026

Blood Evidence Excerpt :

Uses case studies to examine how investigators collect genetic evidence and discusses how DNA has altered crime-solving and the court system as well as the ethical ramifications of cloning, genetic modification, and the death penalty.

Cooperative Design  Visualization  and Engineering Book

Cooperative Design Visualization and Engineering

  • Author : Yuhua Luo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-09-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540289487

Cooperative Design Visualization and Engineering Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2005, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in September 2005. The 28 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from over 100 submissions. The papers cover all current issues in cooperative design, visualization, engineering, and other cooperative applications. Topics addressed are such as constraint maintenance, decision support, and security enforcement for CDVE. Case studies and application specific developments are among the cooperative visualization papers. Along the line of cooperative engineering, knowledge management, reconfigurability, and concurrency control are major issues addressed.

Unmasking PMS Book

Unmasking PMS

  • Author : Joseph Martorano
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1993-07-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590772430

Unmasking PMS Excerpt :

PMS affects 60 million American women, many of whom are being treated for the wrong disease. PMS harms jobs, relationships, and even a sense of personal well-being. This breaththrough book enables women to decide for themselves if they are suffering from PMS--and 90% can successfully treat themselves.

Arkansas Law Review Book

Arkansas Law Review

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32437121696518

Arkansas Law Review Excerpt :

Selected Acquisitions Book

Selected Acquisitions

  • Author : Robert Crown Law Library
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105061934795

Selected Acquisitions Excerpt :

American Decades  1990 1999 Book

American Decades 1990 1999

  • Author : Vincent Tompkins
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015049671699

American Decades 1990 1999 Excerpt :

A look at American civilization by decade covers history, politics, law, economics, culture, sports, social trends, and important people.

Unmasking Muhamad s Life Book

Unmasking Muhamad s Life

  • Author : Joseph Shafi
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781602668881

Unmasking Muhamad s Life Excerpt :

Pastor "Joseph" in a glance: .He practiced medicine in Egypt and was jailed twice for his evangelism, for writing many Arab Christian books, and leading Muslims to Christ. .Pastor "Joseph" was in charge of two Arabic churches in the US. He has traveled throughout the United States and Europe speaking in churches about Islam. .TV ministry - He has also spoken on Arabic Christian television, aired in the United States, Canada and Mexico. At the end of this year, he will start to speak on another program, which will cover about 90 million Arabic speaking people in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. .After researching and studying for many years, Arab textbooks written by Muslim scholars and historians, he wrote two books Behind the Veil; Unmasking Islam, and Unmasking Muhammad's Life. Over 75,000 copies have been sold. These books discuss the status of women, the slavery in Islam, the holy offensive war to expand Islam, as well as Islamic Law, which include the killing of apostates. Content of volume II .Shocking facts about Muhammad's life. .Shocking facts about his friends, disciples and successors. .Documented copies from Arab Muslim scholars and historians textbooks, ancient and contemporary. .The essence of Christianity from the early fathers of the church, the holy trinity and the dual nature of Christ - in order to answer Muslim questions. .How to lead Muslim to Christ. .How can we experience a spiritual awakening in our life and societies, revival. .Authenticity and greatness of the Holy Scriptures.