Cases and Materials on the Law and Policy of Sentencing and Corrections

Author: Lynn S. Branham

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 914

View: 3835

This leading casebook covers both sentencing and correctional law and policy. The cases, statutes, sentencing guidelines, professional standards, articles, statistics, and questions will catalyze debates on such controversial subjects as the sanctioning of drug offenders, the "enmeshed penalties" (collateral consequences) that attend a conviction, and prisoners' constitutional rights. New coverage of seminal Supreme Court cases, ABA Standards on the "Treatment of Prisoners," proposals for "restorative sentences" and sentencing advocacy from a holistic-defense perspective confirm the value of this resource on very core, and complex, areas of the law.
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Incapacitation

Author: Zimring

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195344332

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Page: N.A

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The one, sure way that imprisonment prevents crime is by restraining offenders from committing crimes while they are locked up. Called "incapacitation" by experts in criminology, this effect has become the dominant justification for imprisonment in the United States, where well over a million persons are currently in jails and prisons and public figures who want to appear tough on crime periodically urge that we throw away the key. How useful is the modern prison in restraining crime, and at what cost? How much do we really know about incapacitation and its effectiveness? This book is the first comprehensive assessment of incapacitation. Zimring and Hawkins show the increasing reliance on restraint to justify imprisonment, analyze the existing theories on incapacitation's effects, assess the current empirical research, report a new study, and explore the links between what is known about incapacitation and what it tells us about our criminal justice policy. An insightful evaluation of a pressing policy issue, Incapacitation is a vital contribution to the current debates on our criminal justice system.
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Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell

Author: Kenney F. Hegland

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314146441

Category: Law

Page: 462

View: 6872

The Second Case in the World; Legal Analysis Made Simple; Thoughts on Stare Decisis, Relative Value and Ethics; Studying Lass: Looking Busy is Not Enough; Reading Cases; Briefing Cases; General Study Tips; Writing Lass' Exams: The Only Skill Worth Having; More Stuff on Exams; Fear and Loathing in the First Year; Pretrial Process; Trials; Legal Argument (Moot Court); Mechanics of Oral Argument; Legal Research: High Drama in Dull Places; Legal Writing; Second and Third Years; Career Choices; Lawyers Talk About What They Do.
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Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Arnold H. Loewy

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314194961

Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 5681

Gain an overview and develop perspective on the extensive area of criminal law. Organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Features special defenses and the burden of proof. Covers inchoate and group criminality. Also reflects on the limitations of criminal law.
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Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell

Author: David Epstein

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634606493

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Page: N.A

View: 4426

This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 45 years has been revised to reflect changes in case law, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found this book helpful in comprehending reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions.
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Mediation in a Nutshell

Author: Kimberlee K. Kovach

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314908803

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 2738

This title provides a comprehensive, yet concise examination of the primary aspects of mediation practice. In doing so, the book considers the legal, philosophical, policy and practical issues surrounding mediation use. Matters include issues such as levels of participation in mediation, enforceability of mediated agreements, regulation of practice including ethical concerns, and a survey of the specialized applications of mediation. The extent and limits of confidentiality are examined with consideration of the Uniform Mediation Act. Each chapter also contains an extensive bibliography and listing of leading cases on each subject area.
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Employment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Robert Covington,Joseph Seiner

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634607636

Category:

Page: 643

View: 5070

This Nutshell provides an overview of individual employee rights and responsibilities. It addresses a number of areas, including establishing and ending the employment relationship, protection of employee privacy and reputation, discrimination, regulation of wages and hours, employee physical safety, fringe benefits, and employee duties of loyalty. This edition includes a substantially revised treatment of discrimination law, expanded discussion of employment-based health care, and takes into account a number of recent Supreme Court decisions and the use of executive orders. It further addresses how employment law directly impacts the modern economy, discussing how this area of the law effects on-demand workers in the technology sector.
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Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell

Author: Camilla E. Watson

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314146465

Category: Law

Page: 431

View: 1632

Reliable source on tax procedure and tax fraud helps bridge the gap between understanding "substantive" code provisions and preparing to represent a taxpayer in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dispute. Coverage includes IRS and treasury rulemaking; confidentiality and disclosure; audits and administrative appeals; statute of limitations; litigation considerations; penalties and collection process; liability; investigation; and tax crimes.
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Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: John Myers,Harry Krause

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683282549

Category:

Page: 502

View: 3409

Few areas of law practice cover as many issues as family law. The subject embraces marriage and divorce, annulment, custody of children, spousal and child support, complex property issues, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and alternative means of reproduction. Each of these topics itself is complex. For example, within the broad subject of child custody lie the issues of interstate move away cases, international parental child abduction, and the impact of domestic violence on a parent's right to custody or visitation. In addition to purely legal issues, family law has a large psychological component, touching on some of the most important and sensitive aspects of human nature and interaction, such as, what is a family, what are the rights and responsibilities of parents toward children, and how should society respond to child abuse and domestic violence? All of these issues, and more, are discussed in this Nutshell. The book provides a thorough introduction to this challenging field of practice.
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International Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Marci Hoffman,Robert Berring

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634605212

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Page: N.A

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This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it's aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. Finally, it sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Additional teaching materials are available for this title, and include online links to research sources noted in the book: Appendix A: Comprehensive List of Sources Appendix B: Websites Containing National Law Appendix C: Web Treaty Collections Appendix D: Planning Your Research and Organizational Tools
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Federal Courts in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Doernberg

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634602785

Category:

Page: 275

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Construction Law in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Campbell

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101072

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 234

View: 9401

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the major legal issues that arise in the course of a construction project. The structure of the book first focuses on the major participants on a project and the relationships and interests of each of participant. It then shifts to chapters on recurring themes in construction law such as the economic loss rule, calculation of damages, and defective construction. While making the concepts accessible for any reader, the book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law to use as either the primary or supplemental reading for the course.
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Mental Health Law in a Nutshell

Author: John Myers

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634598897

Category:

Page: 264

View: 5604

Mental health law is a unique body of statutory and case law intended to protect and assist citizens with mental illness. This Nutshell describes this important field of law. Mental illness and intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation) impact 20% of Americans, and have enormous personal, legal, and policy implications for patients, families, and society. This Nutshell introduces you to the broad range of criminal and civil issues in mental health law, including diagnosis of mental illness; expert testimony on mental health issues; civil commitment; competence to stand trial; the insanity defense; various competencies; ethical/legal issues facing mental health professionals, including informed consent, confidentiality, privilege, and malpractice; discrimination against persons with mental illness; financial and medical benefits for disabled persons.
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Juvenile Justice Administration in a Nutshell

Author: Barry C. Feld

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 396

View: 2164

This title focuses exclusively on the criminal and non-criminal misconduct of children that bring them within the jurisdiction of juvenile courts and examines law enforcement, judicial, and administrative responses to that misconduct. It deals with issues of children's rights only insofar as they relate to the processes of investigating and prosecuting juvenile offenders for delinquency and status-offenses. Like all Nutshells, it strives to provide a succinct exposition of the law for students studying juvenile justice, for lawyers who do not regularly practice in juvenile court, and for legislators and policy officials involved in juvenile justice law reform efforts.
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Legal Writing and Analysis in a Nutshell

Author: Lynn Bahrych,Beth Mclellan,Jeanne Merino

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634602815

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 417

This book provides a ten-step guide to clear, precise, and effective legal writing and analysis for both law students and experienced lawyers. It gives the keys to writing legal memoranda and briefs, organizing analysis, crafting clear and concise sentences, using legal language accurately, using grammar and punctuation properly, writing persuasively using classical rhetorical techniques. The book describes a method for analyzing and improving individual writing style includes a sample analysis. It also includes new material on using plain English and new of legal documents to illustrate effective writing techniques.
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Nutshell

A Novel

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542089

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1748

New from the bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home—a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse—but John's not there. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers. From the Hardcover edition.
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Products Liability in a Nutshell

Author: Jerry J. Phillips

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314225856

Category: Products liability

Page: 318

View: 4453

Definition of Product; Definitions of Defect, Including Restatement 2d Torts and Restatement 3d Product Liability; Definition of Sale; Breakdown of Privity; Statutory Violations; Bases of Liability Including Negligence, Warranty and Strict Liability; Potential Plaintiffs; Potential Defendants Including Manufacturers, Distributors, Lessors, Realtors, Successor Corporations and Providers of Services; Contribution and Indemnity; Reliance; Disclaimers; Solely Economic Loss; Notice of Breach; Jurisdiction; Statutory Compliance; Contract Specifications Defense; Statutes of Limitations; Statutory Changes; Production, Design and Warning Claims; Misrepresentation; Causation; Subsequent Remedial Measures; Spoliation; Expert Testimony.
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Whitaker's Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography, National

Page: N.A

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Legal Writing in a Nutshell

Author: Lynn Bahrych,Marjorie Dick Rombauer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 263

View: 6694

Legal Writing in a Nutshell offers practical guidance for organizing offce memoranda and appellate briefs. Teaches how to wirte int he objective and argumentative styles. Provides practical solution to common problems faced by law students and legal writers. Suggests simple methods to improve sentence struccture, paragraphing, and transitions.
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Mergers and Acquisitions in a Nutshell

Author: Dale A. Oesterle

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314159564

Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 4336

A succinct exposition of the law or mergers and acquisitions law to which a student or lawyer can turn for reliable guidance. All the titles have been written by outstanding authorities and recognized experts. The book is a compact format for convenient reference.
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