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.
Author: Carol Susan Steiker,Pamela S. Karlan
Publisher: Foundation Press
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.
Author: Donna Coker,Robert Weisberg
Publisher: Foundation Press
The ideal book to complement a problem-based evidence course, this new title brings to life some of Evidence Law's most important and interesting cases, and the principles they represent. This publication contains essays by leading evidence scholars discussing the stories behind landmark cases and illuminating principles and materials across the evidence curriculum. The seldom-told stories behind cases where evidence plays a significant role are now told with important illustrations of the development, application, and importance of the rules of evidence.
Author: Richard O. Lempert
Publisher: Foundation Press
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.
Author: David C. May,Kevin I. Minor,Rick Ruddell,Betsy A. Matthews
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it endeavors to heighten students' understanding of and interest in these critical areas of our governmental system.
Introductory Essays and Selected Cases
Author: Alpheus Thomas Mason,Grier Stephenson
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.
Author: Joel Samaha
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Social Science
Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation (U.S.)
Publisher: Government Printing Office
A fascinating, first-hand account of a murder investigation in a rural state
A True Story of Murder in Maine
Author: Joseph K. Loughlin,Kate Clark Flora
Category: True Crime
The Foundation Press Law Stories Series brings landmark cases to life by telling the true, never-before-heard stories behind the cases. Editor Paul Caron and the general editors of each edition discuss the immediate impact of cases and document the continuing importance of the cases in shaping the law. Caron's Tax Stories explores the historical contexts of seminal U.S. Supreme court federal income tax cases and the role they continue to play in our current tax law. Each of the chapters sets forth the social, factual, and legal background of the case and discusses various court proceedings and judicial opinions.
An In-depth Look at Ten Leading Federal Income Tax Cases
Author: Paul L. Caron
“I’m a barrister, a job which requires the skills of a social worker, relationship counsellor, arm-twister, hostage negotiator, named driver, bus fare-provider, accountant, suicide watchman, coffee-supplier, surrogate parent and, on one memorable occasion, whatever the official term is for someone tasked with breaking the news to a prisoner that his girlfriend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea.” Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child-abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years who you believe to be innocent? What is the law and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs? From the criminals to the lawyers, the victims, witnesses and officers of the law, here is the best and worst of humanity, all struggling within a broken system which would never be off the front pages if the public knew what it was really like. Both a searing first-hand account of the human cost of the criminal justice system, and a guide to how we got into this mess, The Secret Barrister wants to show you what it’s really like and why it really matters.
Stories of the Law and How It's Broken
Author: The Secret Barrister
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Catherine Crier, a former judge and one of television's most popular legal analysts, offers a riveting and authoritative account of one of the most memorable crime dramas of our time: the murder of Laci Peterson at the hands of her husband, Scott, on Christmas Eve 2002. Drawing on extensive interviews with key witnesses and lead investigators, as well as secret evidence files that never made it to trial, Crier traces Scott's bizarre behavior; shares dozens of transcripts of Scott's chilling and incriminating phone conversations; offers accounts of Scott's womanizing from two former mistresses before Amber Frey; and includes scores of never-before-seen police photos, documents, and other evidence. The result is thoroughly engrossing yet highly disturbing -- an unforgettable portrait of a charming, yet deeply sociopathic, killer.
The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation
Author: Catherine Crier
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: True Crime
The contents incorporate contributions from 170 law teachers in the United States and Canada...--Pref.
Author: Steven I. Friedland,Gerald F. Hess
This first study of the legal history of sex offences in Mandate Palestine pioneers a new socio-cultural perspective on evidence.
The Legal History of Sexual Offences in Mandate Palestine
Author: Orna Alyagon Darr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
the scholarship of Owen Fiss
Author: Owen M. Fiss,Pamela S. Karlan,University of Miami. School of Law
* Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction * Nominated for a 2013 Edgar Award * Book of the Year (Non-fiction, 2012) The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor From acclaimed, prize-winning author Gilbert King comes this gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law—a stirring account that brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before—now available in a limited Olive Edition. Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor with the help of Sheriff Willis V. McCall, who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white seventeen-year-old girl cried rape, McCall pursued four young blacks who dared envision a future for themselves beyond the groves. The Ku Klux Klan joined the hunt, hell-bent on lynching the men who came to be known as "the Groveland Boys." Associates thought it was suicidal for Marshall to wade into the "Florida Terror," but the young lawyer would not shrink from the fight despite continuous death threats against him. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, Gilbert King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader.
Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Author: Gilbert King
Publisher: Harper Perennial
At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher, dubbed "The Killer of Little Shepherds," terrorized the French countryside. He eluded authorities for years-until he ran up against prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era's most renowned criminologist. The two men typified the Belle Epoque, a period of immense scientific achievement and fascination with its promise to reveal the secrets of the human condition. With high drama and stunning detail, Douglas Starr recounts the infamous crime and punishment of Vacher, interweaving the story of how Lacassagne and his colleagues developed forensics as we know it. We see one of the earliest uses of criminal profiling, as Fourquet painstakingly collects eyewitness accounts, leading to Vacher's arrest. And we see the twists and turns of the celebrated trial: to disprove Vacher's defense by reason of insanity, Fourquet recruits Lacassagne, who had revolutionized criminal science: refining the use of blood spatter evidence, systematizing the autopsy and doing ground-breaking research in psychology. Lacassagne's forensic investigation ranks among the greatest of all time, and its denouement is gripping. An important contribution to the history of medicine and criminal justice, impressively researched and thrillingly told.
The Case of the French Ripper and the Birth of Forensic Science
Author: Douglas Starr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America’s broken system of justice — from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. The prison population has increased from 300,000 in the early 1970s to more than two million now. One in every 15 people is expected to go to prison. For black men, the most incarcerated group in America, this figure rises to one out of every three. Bryan Stevenson grew up a member of a poor black community in the racially segregated South. He was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of the US’s criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young black man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship — and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted lawyer’s coming of age, a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.
a story of justice and redemption
Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: PRINCIPLES AND CASES, 9th Edition, delivers the key rules of evidence in criminal matters as well as their interpretations and applications, and is especially useful for students planning a career in law enforcement or law. Comprehensive without being encyclopedic or overwhelming, the text gives students the rationale behind the rules and demonstrates how law enforcement officers apply them on the job. Authors Gardner and Anderson include many of the features that popularized their best-selling CRIMINAL LAW, such as high-interest examples, key concepts boxes, and case excerpts that engage students and make the topics more relevant. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Thomas J. Gardner,Terry M. Anderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Social Science