Presumption of Innocence in Peril Book

Presumption of Innocence in Peril


  • Author : Anthony Gray
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498554114

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Presumption of Innocence in Peril Book Description :

This book considers how legislatures have undermined the presumption of innocence and how courts have largely accepted it. It argues criminal law needs to return to notions of moral comfort as the basis for determining whether a person is guilty, and only impose criminal sanctions when there is sufficient, moral blame.

Civil Rights In Peril Book

Civil Rights In Peril


  • Author : Elaine C. Hagopian
  • Publisher : Pluto Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 0745322646

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Civil Rights In Peril Book Description :

Muslims and Arab-Americans are increasingly under attack as a result of the US 'war on terror' -- at home, as well as abroad.Since the tragic events of September 11, Arab and Muslim Americans have faced a major assault on their civil liberties, with the Patriot Act on the frontline of this. Civil Rights in Peril seeks to expose the impact of these new governmental powers on Muslims and Arabs, as well as other groups and individuals targeted as part of the Bush administration's 'war on terror', and to show how ordinary people can resist these attacks on our fundamental rights.This powerful anthology, edited by the well-known scholar and activist Elaine Hagopian, includes essays by Samih Farsoun, Naseer Aruri, Susan Akram, Nancy Murray, Robert Morlino and William Youmans.

Presumption of Guilt Book

Presumption of Guilt


  • Author : Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Publisher : Open Society Inst
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 1936133849

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Presumption of Guilt Book Description :

Presumption of Guilt examines the excessive use of pretrial detention: the practice of jailing criminal defendants without trial. Around the world, millions of people who should be presumed innocent are held in pretrial detention for months or even years while they await trial. Many pretrial detainees are held in appalling conditions, tortured, denied medical care and access to a lawyer, and exposed to disease; they can lose their homes, jobs, and even families. The excessive use of pretrial detention is a massive, globalbut overlookedhuman rights violation.

The Fundamental Concept of Crime in International Criminal Law Book

The Fundamental Concept of Crime in International Criminal Law


  • Author : Iryna Marchuk
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642282461

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The Fundamental Concept of Crime in International Criminal Law Book Description :

This book examines the rapid development of the fundamental concept of a crime in international criminal law from a comparative law perspective. In this context, particular thought has been given to the catalyzing impact of the criminal law theory that has developed in major world legal systems upon the crystallization of the substantive part of international criminal law. This study offers a critical overview of international and domestic jurisprudence with regard to the construal of the concept of a crime (actus reus, mens rea, defences, modes of liability) and exposes roots of confusion in international criminal law through a comprehensive comparative analysis of substantive criminal laws in selected legal jurisdictions.

Answering for Crime Book
Score: 5
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Answering for Crime


  • Author : R A Duff
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-11-16
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847317179

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Answering for Crime Book Description :

In this long-awaited book, Antony Duff offers a new perspective on the structures of criminal law and criminal liability. His starting point is a distinction between responsibility (understood as answerability) and liability, and a conception of responsibility as relational and practice-based. This focus on responsibility, as a matter of being answerable to those who have the standing to call one to account, throws new light on a range of questions in criminal law theory: on the question of criminalisation, which can now be cast as the question of what we should have to answer for, and to whom, under the threat of criminal conviction and punishment; on questions about the criminal trial, as a process through which defendants are called to answer, and about the conditions (bars to trial) given which a trial would be illegitimate; on questions about the structure of offences, the distinction between offences and defences, and the phenomena of strict liability and strict responsibility; and on questions about the structures of criminal defences. The net result is not a theory of criminal law; but it is an account of the structure of criminal law as an institution through which a liberal polity defines a realm of public wrongdoing, and calls those who perpetrate (or are accused of perpetrating) such wrongs to account.

The Evolution of the Juvenile Court Book

The Evolution of the Juvenile Court


  • Author : Barry C. Feld
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479871292

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The Evolution of the Juvenile Court Book Description :

A major statement on the juvenile justice system by one of America’s leading experts The juvenile court lies at the intersection of youth policy and crime policy. Its institutional practices reflect our changing ideas about children and crime control. The Evolution of the Juvenile Court provides a sweeping overview of the American juvenile justice system’s development and change over the past century. Noted law professor and criminologist Barry C. Feld places special emphasis on changes over the last 25 years—the ascendance of get tough crime policies and the more recent Supreme Court recognition that “children are different.” Feld’s comprehensive historical analyses trace juvenile courts’ evolution though four periods—the original Progressive Era, the Due Process Revolution in the 1960s, the Get Tough Era of the 1980s and 1990s, and today’s Kids Are Different era. In each period, changes in the economy, cities, families, race and ethnicity, and politics have shaped juvenile courts’ policies and practices. Changes in juvenile courts’ ends and means—substance and procedure—reflect shifting notions of children’s culpability and competence. The Evolution of the Juvenile Court examines how conservative politicians used coded racial appeals to advocate get tough policies that equated children with adults and more recent Supreme Court decisions that draw on developmental psychology and neuroscience research to bolster its conclusions about youths’ reduced criminal responsibility and diminished competence. Feld draws on lessons from the past to envision a new, developmentally appropriate justice system for children. Ultimately, providing justice for children requires structural changes to reduce social and economic inequality—concentrated poverty in segregated urban areas—that disproportionately expose children of color to juvenile courts’ punitive policies. Historical, prescriptive, and analytical, The Evolution of the Juvenile Court ev

Anatomy of Injustice Book
Score: 4.5
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Anatomy of Injustice


  • Author : Raymond Bonner
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307948540

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Anatomy of Injustice Book Description :

From Pulitzer Prize winner Raymond Bonner, the gripping story of a grievously mishandled murder case that put a twenty-three-year-old man on death row. In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Elmore had been on death row for eleven years when a young attorney named Diana Holt first learned of his case. With the exemplary moral commitment and tenacious investigation that have distinguished his reporting career, Bonner follows Holt's battle to save Elmore's life and shows us how his case is a textbook example of what can go wrong in the American justice system. Moving, enraging, suspenseful, and enlightening, Anatomy of Injustice is a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, increasingly important debate about inequality and the death penalty.

Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice Book

Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice


  • Author : Maksymilian Del Mar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-03-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319092324

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Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice Book Description :

This multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional collection offers the first ever full-scale analysis of legal fictions. Its focus is on fictions in legal practice, examining and evaluating their roles in a variety of different areas of practice (e.g. in Tort Law, Criminal Law and Intellectual Property Law) and in different times and places (e.g. in Roman Law, Rabbinic Law and the Common Law). The collection approaches the topic in part through the discussion of certain key classical statements by theorists including Jeremy Bentham, Alf Ross, Hans Vaihinger, Hans Kelsen and Lon Fuller. The collection opens with the first-ever translation into English of Kelsen’s review of Vaihinger’s As If. The 17 chapters are divided into four parts: 1) a discussion of the principal theories of fictions, as above, with a focus on Kelsen, Bentham, Fuller and classical pragmatism; 2) a discussion of the relationship between fictions and language; 3) a theoretical and historical examination and evaluation of fictions in the common law; and 4) an account of fictions in different practice areas and in different legal cultures. The collection will be of interest to theorists and historians of legal reasoning, as well as scholars and practitioners of the law more generally, in both common and civil law traditions.

Blown to Bits Book
Score: 2.5
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Blown to Bits


  • Author : Harold Abelson
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9780137135592

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Blown to Bits Book Description :

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct Book

Model Rules of Professional Conduct


  • Author : American Bar Association. House of Delegates
  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 1590318730

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Model Rules of Professional Conduct Book Description :

The Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on legal ethics. Federal, state and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in solving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions and much more. In this volume, black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your clients, colleagues and the courts.

Federal Supplement Book

Federal Supplement


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1934
  • Genre: Law reports, digests, etc
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3676635

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The Origins of Reasonable Doubt Book
Score: 5
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The Origins of Reasonable Doubt


  • Author : James Q. Whitman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0300116004

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The Origins of Reasonable Doubt Book Description :

To be convicted of a crime in the US, a person must be proven guilty 'beyond a reasonable doubt'. But what is reasonable doubt? James Whitman digs deep into the history of the law and discovers that we have lost sight of the original purpose of reasonable doubt.

A Book of Golden Deeds Book

A Book of Golden Deeds


  • Author : Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1866
  • Genre: Virtues
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN66GU

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The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law Book

The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law


  • Author : Claire Hamilton (Barrister)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000116860028

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The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law Book Description :

The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty has been described as the 'golden thread' running through the web of English criminal law and a "fundamental postulate" of Irish criminal law which enjoys constitutional protection. Reflecting on the bail laws in the O'Callaghan case, Walsh J. described the presumption as a 'very real thing and not simply a procedural rule taking effect only at the trial'. The purpose of this book is to consider whether the reality matches the rhetoric surrounding this central precept of our criminal law and to consider its efficacy in the light of recent or proposed legislative innovations. Considerable space is devoted to the anti-crime package introduced by the government in the period of heightened concern about crime which followed the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin. Described by the Bar Council as "the most radical single package of alterations to Irish criminal law and procedure ever put together, " the effect of the package was an amendment of the bail laws and the introduction of preventative detention; a curtailment of the right to silence for those charged with serious drugs offences and the introduction of a novel civil forfeiture process to facilitate the seizure of the proceeds of crime, a development which arguably circumvents the presumption. Given these developments, the question posed in the book is whether we can lay claim to a presumption that is more than merely theoretical or illusory.

Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England Book

Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England


  • Author : Elizabeth Papp Kamali
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108498791

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Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England Book Description :

Explores the role of criminal intent in constituting felony in the first two centuries of the English criminal trial jury.

The African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples  Rights in Context Book

The African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples Rights in Context


  • Author : Charles C. Jalloh
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108422734

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The African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples Rights in Context Book Description :

This volume analyses the prospects and challenges of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples' Rights in context. The book is for all readers interested in African institutions and contemporary global challenges of peace, security, human rights, and international law. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Legal Bulletin Book

Legal Bulletin


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1932
  • Genre: Life insurance
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105061510710

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