Criminal Procedure Stories

Author: Carol Susan Steiker
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781587789830
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Unlike casebooks, this title goes with greater detail into the human stories and the social, political, and legal contexts of the "big" Supreme Court cases regarding criminal justice. It unearths details not available anywhere else. In addition to great narrative enrichment, it provides the provocative thoughts of highly respected scholars who are each experts on the particular cases they address. This book will greatly enhance the teaching of both police practices (a/k/a "Cops and Robbers") and criminal adjudication (a/k/a "Bail to Jail") by providing both important context not available in any casebook and by offering the insights of some of the scholars who have thought the most deeply about these cases and issues.

Criminal Law Stories

Author: Donna Coker
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599414393
Format: PDF, Docs
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This collection of case stories illustrates the balance, continuity, and evolution in substantive criminal law doctrine in light of the social and political contexts in which those doctrines are perennially tested. These stories focus on the pre-litigation behavior of defendants, raising important moral and cultural questions about human nature and human society and how social norms get translated into workable legal doctrines. They survey the typical variety of doctrines addressed in a standard criminal law course, elucidating the classic themes of common law jurisprudence.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Joel Samaha
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 049509546X
Format: PDF
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Written with a real passion for communicating the meaning behind the principles criminal procedure, Samaha's text focuses on not just the how to, but the why-providing case excerpts and meaningful legal analysis as well as emphasizing the need for a balance of government power and the liberty/privacy of individuals as a central, and very timely, theme of his book. This current Seventh Edition addresses the entire criminal procedure process, from search and seizure to post-conviction sentencing and review by appellate courts, while providing timely case updates and topic coverage in key areas such as terrorism and homeland security, the USA-PATRIOT Act, searches and seizures, military tribunals, new sentencing guidelines, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Corrections and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David C. May
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763735000
Format: PDF
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Corrections and the Criminal Justice System is designed to help students understand corrections in relation to the entire criminal justice system. This text begins with an overview of the field of criminal justice and covers the components of the criminal justice system that an offender must pass through prior to his/her corrections experience (police, courts, and sentencing). The second part of the text shows students how corrections is interconnected and related to the other aspects of the criminal justice system.

Constitutional Law Stories

Author: Michael C. Dorf
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This publication provides a student with an understanding of 15 leading U.S. constitutional law cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. It is suitable for adoption as a supplement in an introductory constitutional law course, or as a text for an advanced seminar.

Case of a Lifetime

Author: Abbe Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230613874
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A recent study estimates that thousands of innocent people are wrongfully imprisoned each year in the United States. Some are exonerated through DNA evidence, but many more languish in prison because their convictions were based on faulty eyewitness accounts and no DNA is available. Prominent criminal lawyer and law professor Abbe Smith weaves together real life cases to show what it is like to champion the rights of the accused. Smith describes the moral and ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty and the weighty burden of fighting for the innocent, including the victorious story of how she helped free a woman wrongly imprisoned for nearly three decades. For fans of Law and Order and investigative news programs like 20/20, Case of a Lifetime is a chilling look at what really determines a person's innocence.

Policing the Black Man

Author: Angela J. Davis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101871288
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars. Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing. Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system to an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. The contributors discuss and explain racial profiling, the power and discretion of police and prosecutors, the role of implicit bias, the racial impact of police and prosecutorial decisions, the disproportionate imprisonment of black men, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the Supreme Court’s failure to provide meaningful remedies for the injustices in the criminal justice system. Policing the Black Man is an enlightening must-read for anyone interested in the critical issues of race and justice in America.

First Amendment Stories

Author: Richard W. Garnett
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599417752
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First Amendment Stories goes behind the scenes of landmark, foundational cases involving the fundamental freedoms of speech, religion, and the press. By filling in the details, setting the stage, and presenting fully the context, the text provides readers with a richer understanding of these cases, the people involved in them, and their implications for the future. Considered together, these stories highlight the leading themes and questions that have animated our legal doctrines, and our public conversations, about the conflicts that arise between the power and goals of government, on the one hand, and the liberty and conscience of the individual, on the other. This Stories title will enrich First Amendment courses and help students appreciate the premises that animate the cases and the values that are at stake in religious-liberty and free-speech controversies, rarely captured fully by doctrinal presentations. This collection offers carefully selected and rich cases that involve real stories, which can themselves serve as points-of-entry to the many great, ongoing debates that run through our free-speech and religious-liberty traditions. These case stories offer the historical and political contexts and engage with the theoretical and practical implications, giving an understanding essential for any First Amendement student, practitioner, or scholar.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Matthew Lippman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483332764
Format: PDF, ePub
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Criminal Procedure is a contemporary, comprehensive case-driven textbook from award-winning teacher Matthew Lippman that covers the constitutional foundation of criminal procedure and includes numerous cases selected for their appeal to today's students. With an emphasis on diversity and its impact on how laws are enforced, this clearly written textbook features numerous learning devices, including You Decide scenarios, Cases and Comments, and Legal Equations and is accompanied by robust ancillaries, including an open-access student study site with Web-based activities, helpful study aids, and resources.

Tell the Client s Story

Author: Edward C. Monahan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634259149
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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ISBN: 978-1-63425-914-9 2017, 416 pages, 6 x 9, Paperback and E-Book Loaded with practical case studies, surveys, checklists, and appendices provided by top litigation experts from across the nation, Tell the Client's Story provides litigation teams the best strategies for effective mitigation work in criminal and capital cases. This book will benefit seasoned defense professionals, while also providing crucial guidance for attorneys and other professionals with limited or no experience in mitigation techniques.