An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Author: Markus D. Dubber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190243058

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 8359

In the second edition of his introductory overview of the Model Penal Code (now titled 'An Introduction to the Model Penal Code'), Markus Dubber retains the book's original aim, approach, and structure as a companion to the Code. Reflecting the Code's attempt to present an accessible, comprehensive, and systematic account of American criminal law, this book unlocks the Code's potential as a key to American criminal law for law students and teachers, and for anyone else with an interest in getting a sense of the basic contours of American criminal law.

The Police Power

Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government

Author: Markus Dirk Dubber

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231506953

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 7204

Mention the phrase Homeland Security and heated debates emerge about state uses and abuses of legal authority. This timely book is a comprehensive treatise on the constitutional and legal history behind the power of the modern state to police its citizens. Dubber explores the roots of the power to police—the most expansive and least limitable of governmental powers—by focusing on its most obvious and problematic manifestation: criminal law. He argues that the defining characteristics of this power, including the inability to accurately define it, reflect its origins in the discretionary and virtually limitless patriarchal power of the householder over his household. The paradox of patriarchal police power as the most troubling yet least scrutinized of governmental powers can begin to be resolved by subjecting this branch of government to the critical analysis it merits. Dubber shows us that the question must become how can the police power and criminal law together serve the goals of social equity that define and give direction to contemporary democratic societies? This book goes to the heart of this neglected but crucial topic.

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Author: Markus D Dubber

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191654620

Category: Law

Page: 450

View: 6058

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law presents essays in which scholars from various countries and legal systems engage critically with formative texts in criminal legal thought since Hobbes. It examines the emergence of a transnational canon of criminal law by documenting its intellectual and disciplinary history and provides a snapshot of contemporary work on criminal law within that historical and comparative context. Criminal law discourse has become, and will continue to become, more international and comparative, and in this sense global: the long-standing parochialism of criminal law scholarship and doctrine is giving way to a broad exploration of the foundations of modern criminal law. The present book advances this promising scholarly and doctrinal project by making available key texts, including several not previously available in English translation, from the common law and civil law traditions, accompanied by contributions from leading representatives of both systems.

Introduction to Fire Prevention

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619062615

Category: Education

Page: 19

View: 6309

Facts101 is your complete guide to Introduction to Fire Prevention. In this book, you will learn topics such as Public Fire and Life Safety Education Programs, Enforcing Fire Safety Compliance, Fire Safety Inspection Procedures, and Preparing Fire Service Personnel/Organzation and Administration of Municipal plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Practical Approach

Author: Linda L. Edwards,J. Stanley Edwards

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766820807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 7125

"Introduction to Paralegal Studies" is designed for students enrolled in paralegal/legal assisting programs in two-year or four-year college programs. Corporate law departments, law firms, legal clinics, public defender and prosecutor offices can also use it as a training resource for paralegals and legal assistants.

An Introduction to Comparative Legal Models of Criminal Justice

Author: Cliff Roberson,Dilip K. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420065939

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 2479

While in Plato’s time there may have been some truth to his belief that there can only be "one single justice, and one single law," such is not the case today. Criminal justice systems vary widely across the world in their approaches to the problem of crime. Bringing together the collective wisdom of Cliff Roberson and Dilip K. Das, two world-renowned experts and university professors who have been involved in the criminal justice system for over thirty years, An Introduction to Comparative Legal Models of Criminal Justice presents the theme that a country’s legal model to a great extent determines the character of its police and corrections as well as its legal system. This book examines these different systems and is a useful reference guide for all criminal justice professionals. Examines Various Approaches The book begins with a brief overview of the five legal models. The continental (civil) system, characterized by an inquisitorial nature and practiced in most European countries, is discussed, followed by the common law model, which is known for its adversarial quality and is used in most English-speaking countries. The religion-based Islamic system and the rehabilitation-oriented Marxist system are also profiled. Those systems that are still emerging or are hybrid in nature are characterized as mixed. In some cases, the secretive nature of certain countries’ methods, especially those using extreme punishments, necessitated reliance on reports published by the U.S. State Department. By examining how other societies deal with problems of justice, criminal justice professionals will gain insight as to which police and corrections methods are likely to be the most successful in their jurisdictions, and which will create more problems than they solve.

Crime and Justice in America

An Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1437755259

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

View: 3388

This text offers a concise, affordable and reader-friendly introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control. Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You Need to Know," highlighting key points for the reader; brief chapter outlines; review questions; vocabulary lists; and exercises to help students customize the material for different jurisdictions. Each chapter has an outline, "what you need to know," photos, charts, jurisdictional exercises, web site links, and vocabulary words with definitions. Chapter one introduces students to "how to write a research paper."

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

Author: Marilyn McShane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135632731

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 2934

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

California Criminal Law: Cases and Problems

Author: Steven F. Shatz

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327173955

Category: Law

Page: 846

View: 3168

This book emphasizes cases and problems as a vehicle for teaching students how to read and understand cases and statutes and to construct legal arguments. The cases are presented in relatively complete form, often with concurring and dissenting opinions in order to give students examples of fully developed legal arguments. The many short problems throughout the book are all taken from real cases and ask the students to develop the appropriate legal arguments based on the cases they have read. Each chapter begins with an introduction to give background to the cases and to outline the issues to be explored. Notes, which have been kept to a minimum, are generally used to extend the students' analysis by asking them to consider theoretical or policy issues raised by the cases or alternative approaches contained in the Model Penal Code or other jurisdictions. The Third Edition includes many new and influential California cases, as well as new problems, continuing the commitment to showing the students current developments in the criminal law.

Judging Evil

Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter

Author: Samuel H. Pillsbury

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081476875X

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 1663

Why do killers deserve punishment? How should the law decide? These are the questions Samuel H. Pillsbury seeks to answer in this important new book on the theory and practice of criminal responsibility. In an argument both traditional and fresh, Pillsbury holds that persons deserve punishment according to the evil they choose to do, regardless of their psychological capacities. Using real case examples, he offers concrete proposals for legal reform, urging that modern preoccupations with subjective aspects of wrongdoing be replaced with rules that focus more on the individual's motives.

Introduction to Criminology

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412953650

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 802

"After reviewing dozens of books, this text provided the best basic foundation and the study website is excellent." -Michelle Ronda, Marymount Manhattan College The Sixth Edition of Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, with a chapter devoted to the criminal justice system. Valued and admired for the author's easy-to-read writing style and the text's overall accessibility, this book concentrates on the vital core of criminological theory-theory, method, and criminal behavior-and successfully avoids an overly legal or crime control orientation. Updated throughout and with a visually engaging new two-color design, the Sixth Edition investigates all major forms of criminal activity, including organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. Author Frank E. Hagan explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. New to the Sixth Edition Offers expanded treatment of theory: An additional theory chapter (Chapter 5) explores psychological and biological theories, and the author has provided additional coverage of Developmental/Life Course theory in Chapter 6. Presents expanded detail on many types of crime: The book features comprehensive treatment of all crime typologies. Provides broader coverage of crime in its various forms: With major coverage of white collar, political, and organized crime, the text fully addresses topics such as Warez software piracy, spies, assassins, new organized crime groups, and major corporate scandals. Incorporates updated and new "Crime Files" and "In the News" boxes: New captivating examples include the Virginia Tech shootings; the BTK killer; Washington, DC snipers; Red Lake Massacre; and the Hanssen Spy case. Includes a new final chapter on the criminal justice system (Chapter 14): This chapter provides a brief overview to acquaint students who have not had a separate course on the justice system. Features an updated photo program: Contemporary visual representations bring to life the theories and crime typologies covered in the text. Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/haganstudy: The study site includes self-quizzes, links to interesting and useful audio and video files (NPR and PBS radio archives, Frontline videos), carefully selected journal articles, Web research exercises, E-flashcards, and more. Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM: include a computerized test bank, PowerPoint slides for each chapter, classroom activities, and more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6am-5pm PT). Intended Audience This is an excellent text for undergraduate courses such as Criminology, Deviant Behavior, and Crime and Society in departments of criminal justice, criminology, and sociology.

An introduction to the legal system of the United States

Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth,Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law

Publisher: Oceana Pubns

ISBN: 9780379207200

Category: Law

Page: 172

View: 8480

Briefly describes the development, fundamental structure, and operation of the American legal system

American Law in a Global Context

The Basics

Author: George P. Fletcher,Steve Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195167238

Category: Law

Page: 682

View: 4321

Resource added for the Paralegal program 101101.

An Introduction to Criminal Law

Author: Philip Carlan,Lisa S. Nored,Ragan A. Downey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449654053

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 2606

An Introduction to Criminal Law walks readers through a chronological and simplistic (yet detailed) dissection of the legal labyrinth. The comprehensive principles of criminal law are explained step-by-step with a focus on the professional applications of legal principles within the criminal justice system. Full of practical hands-on exercises, this resource is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in criminal justice programs.

The Right to Life and Conflicting Interests

Author: Elizabeth Wicks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199547394

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 1221

The right to life is a core human right which has not yet received the detailed legal analysis that it requires. This book provides detailed, critical analysis of the controversial human right to life and, in particular, assesses the weight of conflicting interests which could and/or should serve to override the right. This contemporary study of the right to life focuses on the legal, as well as ethical, issues raised by the value of life in modern day society. It seeks to analyze the development, meaning and value of the fundamental human right to life in the context of its conflicts with other competing interests. The book begins with an overview of the right to life in which the concept of life itself is first analyzed, before both the right and its legal protection and enforcement are subjected to historical, philosophical and comparative analysis. The remainder of the book identifies, and assesses the merits of, various competing interests. These comprise armed conflict; prevention of crime; rights of others; autonomy; quality of life; and finite resources. The right to life is unusual in having potential application to so many of today's ethically controversial questions. This new work investigates specific topics of current political, legal and ethical concern such as the right to life during international conflicts, the role of lethal force in law enforcement, the death penalty, the right to life of a foetus in the context of legalized abortion, and the significance of quality of life and autonomy issues in respect of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Criminal Law Today , Introduction With Capstone Cases

Law, Criminal law

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467240915

Category: Education

Page: 34

View: 1397

Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminal Law Today , Introduction With Capstone Cases. In this book, you will learn topics such as Expanding the Concept of Crime, Extending Criminal Liabilitye, Justifications as Defenses, and Defenses: Excuses and Insanity plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Basic Concepts of Criminal Law

Author: George P. Fletcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199729210

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 7333

In the United States today criminal justice can vary from state to state, as various states alter the Modern Penal Code to suit their own local preferences and concerns. In Eastern Europe, the post-Communist countries are quickly adopting new criminal codes to reflect their specific national concerns as they gain autonomy from what was once a centralized Soviet policy. As commonalities among countries and states disintegrate, how are we to view the basic concepts of criminal law as a whole? Eminent legal scholar George Fletcher acknowledges that criminal law is becoming increasingly localized, with every country and state adopting their own conception of punishable behavior, determining their own definitions of offenses. Yet by taking a step back from the details and linguistic variations of the criminal codes, Fletcher is able to perceive an underlying unity among diverse systems of criminal justice. Challenging common assumptions, he discovers a unity that emerges not on the surface of statutory rules and case law but in the underlying debates that inform them. Basic Concepts of Criminal Law identifies a set of twelve distinctions that shape and guide the controversies that inevitably break out in every system of criminal justice. Devoting a chapter to each of these twelve concepts, Fletcher maps out what he considers to be the deep structure of all systems of criminal law. Understanding these distinctions will not only enable students to appreciate the universal fundamental ideas of criminal law, but will enable them to understand the significance of local details and variations. This accessible illustration of the unity of diverse systems of criminal justice will provoke and inform students and scholars of law and the philosophy of law, as well as lawyers seeking a better understanding of the law they practice.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition

Author: E. Allan Farnsworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019974971X

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 6368

In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.

Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice

Author: James R. Acker,JoAnne M. Malatesta

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449626777

Category: Law

Page: 550

View: 7915

Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive overview of the foundational legal issues in criminal justice. Written in an easy-to-understand format, it focuses on three areas of law relevant to criminal justice: substantive criminal law; constitutional issues that demand balancing individual liberties and governmental authority; and constitutional criminal procedure. This thorough introduction relies on edited judicial decisions with explanatory text, thus allowing readers to hone their analytical and critical thinking skills as they interpret the judicial decisions. This case method of study encourages students to examine both the majority and dissenting rationales and offers insight into the changing nature of precedent and how legal principles are adapted and applied under different factual circumstances. With its careful explanation of judicial decisions, this text offers students an excellent introduction to legal analysis and will prepare them for further study of law, social values, and criminal justice. Key Features: • Provides a student-friendly introduction to criminal justice and the case method of study. • Presents carefully edited judicial decisions with accompanying explanation, to offer case material that is accessible to undergraduate introductory-level students. • Focuses on three areas of law relevant to criminal justice — substantive criminal law, constitutional issues evoking tensions between governmental authority and individual liberties, and constitutional criminal procedure. • Includes discussions of select high-profile cases, including Kitty Genovese, Westboro Baptist Church, Andrea Yates, and Brian Mitchell, to provide students with examples of how legal principles have been applied in publicized and newsworthy cases. Resources: • Instructor resources include an Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines. • Every new print copy is packaged with full access to the student companion website featuring a variety of engaging and interactive study tools (*eBook offerings do not include access code).

A Brief Introduction to Criminal Law

Author: Dr. Philip Carlan,Lisa S. Nored,Ragan A. Downey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284056112

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 6167

Intended for an undergraduate criminal law course within a criminal justice program, A Brief Introduction to Criminal Law, Second Edition provides a gentle introduction to the subject ideal for students that do not intend to pursue law school. The principles of criminal law are explained step-by-step with a focus on the professional applications of legal principles within the criminal justice system. The second edition contains more and updated case studies, additional coverage of Consitutional law and terrorism, and enhanced figures and tables. Written in a conversational tone, A Brief Introduction to Criminal Law, Second Edition is the ideal resource for undergraduate students taking a criminal law course.