Art in the Courtroom

Author: Vilis R. Inde
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275959715
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A review of five art trials of the last decade where social and art history accompany legal courtroom analysis.

With Malice Toward All

Author: Patricia Moy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275964344
Format: PDF
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Public opinion polls point to a continuing decline of confidence in the Presidency, court system, Congress, the news media, state government, public education, and other key institutions. Moy and Pfau examine the role of the media in the decline of the American public's confidence in democratic institutions. Moy and Pfau examine the impact of sociodemographic factors, political expertise, and use of communication media on people's perceptions of confidence in democratic institutions. Their conclusions are based on two years of data collection. In three waves between 1995 and 1997, they conducted a series of content analyses of media depictions of democratic institutions in conjunction with public opinion surveys. The result is one of the most comprehensive examinations ever conducted on the influence of the media on public confidence. It will be of great value to scholars, researchers, students, professionals in government and the media, and anyone interested in the role of the media in democratic societies.

Social Media and Politics A New Way to Participate in the Political Process 2 volumes

Author: Glenn W. Richardson Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440839514
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This two-volume set explores the various ways social media are profoundly changing politics in America. • Covers key political and cultural issues in today's discourse—such as gay marriage, race, gender, "big data," and hyper-surveillance—from a variety of perspectives and a broad range of contributors • Provides informed analysis of social media eruptions and their potential to change and shape political discourse • Supplies an analysis of power that highlights the forgotten core of politics and political communication

The Judicial Branch of State Government

Author: Sean O. Hogan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097511
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Offers an introduction to the role of the stae courts, describes how they function, and explains the importance of the state level of the judiciary where nearly ninety-seven percent of all legal cases in the United States are settled.

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education

Author: Joe L. Kincheloe
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313039003
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Maintaining that urban teaching and learning is characterized by many contradictions, this work proposes that there is a wide range of social, cultural, psychological, and pedagogical knowledge urban educators must possess in order to engage in effective and transformative practice. It is necessary for those teaching in urban schools to be scholar practitioners rather than bureaucrats, who can only follow rather than analyze, understand, and create. The ten major sections cover: Context of urban education Race and ethnicity Social justice Teaching and pedagogy Power and urban education Language issues Cultural issues of urban schools as seen in the media Doing research in city schools Aesthetics and the proximity of cultural insitutions Education policy Sixty-one essays written by specialists in teacher education; public policy; sociology; psychology; applied linguistics; forestry; urban studies; school administrators; cultural studies; evaluation, and linguistics provide a blueprint for scholars, teachers, parents, urban politicians, school administrators, policy professionals and others seeking to understand the situation of urban schools across America today.

The State and Federal Courts A Complete Guide to History Powers and Controversy

Author: Christopher P. Banks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841462
Format: PDF
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How does the American judiciary impact the development of legal and social policies in the United States? How are the state and federal court systems constructed? This book answers these questions and many others regarding politics, the U.S. courts, and society. • Presents a broad and detailed perspective on law and politics that enables students and laypeople to analyze the judicial process and the role that state and federal courts play in American society • Comprehensively surveys the myriad contemporary issues of law and politics that affect the scope and application of social and public policies • Supplies selected primary source documents that give readers the opportunity to view key judicial documents firsthand • Includes a glossary of terms and annotated bibliography that facilitate a complete comprehension of the organization, structure, and politics of state and federal courts

Supreme Myths

Author: Eric J. Segall
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313396876
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This book explores some of the most glaring misunderstandings about the U.S. Supreme Court—and makes a strong case for why our Supreme Court Justices should not be entrusted with decisions that affect every American citizen.

Offender Profiling in the Courtroom

Author: Norbert Ebisike
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313362106
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This volume examines the use of offender profiling and expert witnesses in criminal court cases.

Immigrant Publishers

Author: Richard Abel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351513486
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In the first third of the twentieth century, the publishing industry in the United Kingdom and the United States was marked by well-established and comfortable traditions pursued by family-dominated firms. The British trade was the preserve of self-satisfied men entirely certain of their superiority in the world of letters; their counterparts in North America were blissfully unaware of development and trends outside their borders. In this unique historical analysis, Richard Abel and Gordon Graham show how publishing evolved post-World War II to embrace a different, more culturally inclusive, vision.Unfortunately, even among the learned classes, only a handful clearly understood either the nature or the likely consequences of the mounting geopolitical tensions that gripped pre-war Europe. The world was largely caught up in the ill-informed and unexamined but widely held smug and shallow belief that the huge price paid in "the war to end all wars" had purchased perpetual peace, a peace to be maintained by the numerous, post-war high-minded treaties ceremoniously signed thereafter.The history presented here has as its principals a handful of those who fled to the Anglo-Saxon shores in the pre-World War II era. The remainder made their way to Britain and the United States following that war. They brought an entirely new vision of and energetic pursuit of the cultural role of the book and journal in a society, a vision which was quickly adopted and naturalized by a perspicacious band of post-war native-born book people.

American Political Trials

Author: Michal R. Belknap
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313286872
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An updated and expanded revision of a popular book published in 1981, American Political Trials examines the role of politicized criminal trials and impeachments in U.S. history from the early colonial era to the late 20th century. Each chapter focuses on a trial representative of a particular era in the American past. The emphasis is on cases that resulted from political persecution, but the book also shows how defendants have exploited the judicial process to advance their political objectives. All of the chapters appearing in the earlier book have been updated. In addition, the volume includes new chapters on the 1637 trial of Anne Hutchinson and the 1989 trial of Lt. Col. Oliver North for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. The book also includes an updated bibliographical essay.