Corrections and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David C. May,Kevin I. Minor,Rick Ruddell,Betsy A. Matthews

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763735000

Category: Law

Page: 585

View: 2305

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.

Policing the Black Man

Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

Author: Angela J. Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101871288

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 6739

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.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Joel Samaha

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049509546X

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 9511

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.

Tax Stories

An In-depth Look at Ten Leading Federal Income Tax Cases

Author: Paul L. Caron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587784033

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 8165

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.

Teaching the Law School Curriculum

Author: Steven I. Friedland,Gerald F. Hess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890892442

Category: Law

Page: 407

View: 1205

The contents incorporate contributions from 170 law teachers in the United States and Canada...--Pref.

Fiss's way

the scholarship of Owen Fiss

Author: Owen M. Fiss,Pamela S. Karlan,University of Miami. School of Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 470

View: 1938


Improperly Obtained Evidence in Anglo-American and Continental Law

Author: Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509923241

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 2167

This is the first book to offer an extensive cosmopolitan, cross-cultural insight into the perennial controversy over the use of improperly obtained evidence in criminal trials. It challenges the conventional view that exclusionary rules are idiosyncratic of Anglo-American law, and highlights the 'constitutionalisation' and 'internationalisation' of criminal evidence and procedure as a cause of rapprochement (or divergence) beyond the Anglo-American and Continental law divide. Analysis focuses on confessional evidence and evidence obtained by search and seizure, telephone interceptions and other means of electronic surveillance. The laws of England and Wales, France, Greece and the United States are systematically compared and contrasted throughout this study, but, where appropriate, analysis extends to other Anglo-American and Continental legal systems. The book reviews exclusionary rules vis-à-vis the operation of judicial discretion, and explores the normative justifications that underpin them. It attempts to reinvigorate the idea of excluding evidence to protect constitutional or human rights (the rights thesis), arguing that there is significant scope for Anglo-American and Continental legal systems to place a renewed emphasis on it, particularly in relation to confessional evidence obtained in violation of custodial interrogation rights; we can locate an emerging rapprochement, and unique potential for European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence to build consensus in this respect. In marked contrast, remaining divergence with regard to evidence obtained by privacy violations means there is little momentum to adopt a reinvigorated rights thesis more widely.

2011 The FBI Story

Author: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Public Affairs Office

Publisher: Federal Bureau of Investigation


Category: Political Science

Page: 115

View: 2403

A collection of news and feature articles from the Bureau's public website.

The Trial Lawyer's Art

Author: Samuel A. Schrager

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566397995

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 7611

How do lawyers sway jurors in the heat of a trial? Why do the best trial lawyers seem uncannily able to get the verdict they want? In answering these questions, folklorist Sam Schrager vindicates -- but with a twist -- the widespread belief that lawyers are actors who manipulate the truth. He shows that attorneys have no choice but to treat the jury trial, from beginning to end, as an artful performance: as story-telling combat in which victory most often goes to the man or woman who has superior control of craft.Drawn from fieldwork in the Philadelphia courts and at the Smithsonian Institution's American Trial Lawyers program, The Trial Lawyer's Art gives a remarkable, in-depth look at this craft of performance. It examines how lawyers exploit a case's dramatic potential, how they enact mythically potent themes, how they project personal authority, and how they use cultural identity -- their own and their opponents' racial, gender, class, and local affiliations -- all to make themselves and their stories persuasive to a jury. Schrager depicts the performance styles of some of the nation's most artful criminal and civil advocates: in Philadelphia, prosecutor Roger King, defender Robert Mozenter, and the legendary Cecil B. Moore; from around the country, such litigating stars as Roy Barrera, Penny Cooper, Jo Ann Harris, Tony Serra, and Michael Tigar. These lawyers reflect candidly on their courtroom calculations and share revealing "war stories" about their work.Integrating performance insights with evocative portrayals of unfolding trials, The Trial Lawyer's Art offers a no-holds-barred analysis of the place of skill versus evidence in the American justice system. In doing so, it raises vital questions about the moral challenges that legal and other professions now face and sheds new light on the role of stories in American life.

Criminal procedure

arrest and investigation

Author: Arnold H. Loewy,Arthur B. LaFrance

Publisher: Anderson Pub Co

ISBN: 9780870841835

Category: Law

Page: 819

View: 6935


Murder in Victorian Scotland

The Trial of Madeleine Smith

Author: Douglas MacGowan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275964313

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 4190

In America at Risk, Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci identify the broad economic and technological changes that have led to the loss of high wage jobs, declining opportunity, and increased income and wealth inequality. Taking data from a thirty-year period, Perrucci and Perrucci apply a critical sociological lens to view the dominant economic, political, and cultural institutions that cause the main social problems affecting Americans.

Ohio Lawyer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

View: 1894


True Stories of Law & Order: SVU

The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show

Author: Kevin Dwyer,Juré Fiorillo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101220429

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 3118

The real-life cases behind TV's hit crime drama-including photos! The crimes, the suspects, the trials-as they really went down. True Stories of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit focuses on twenty-five of the scandalous true crimes that real detectives have grappled with- the facts behind the fictionalized stories on the phenomenally popular TV show. Beyond the actual crimes, the entire criminal process is covered-from investigation and arrest to trial and verdict. This book reveals in-depth accounts of some of the most monstrous offenses recreated on the hit series, including the gripping story of a teenage love triangle that led to the murder of a young girl and the deadly confrontation between the FBI and David Koresh's cult that made national headlines. Stopping these criminals is only the beginning. Confronting the deep psychological scars left on their victims is the real challenge. This collection offers fans of the show and those interested in crime-solving techniques a glimpse of the real stories and real people behind some of the most notable, notorious, and gut wrenching cases of sexually-based crimes in recent history.

Criminal procedure and the Constitution

leading criminal procedure cases and introductory text

Author: Jerold H. Israel,Yale Kamisar,Wayne R. LaFave

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314211811

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 857

View: 5913


Courses of Study

Author: Cornell University

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6170


Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt

Author: John Crawley


ISBN: 1937569144

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 4657

Had Mason Chase gone to sleep that night he might be dead. The fact that he didn't might make him wish he was dead. With his family gruesomely murdered around him in their comfortable suburban home, he is arrested, charged and convicted of a crime he claims he did not commit. In fact there is evidence - strong evidence- to suggest that Mason's claims of innocence are in fact true. But a Texas jury decides against him, finding him guilty and sentences him to death by lethal injection. For close to a decade and a half, Mason sits on Texas death row while Rob Gilmore, his lawyer, and others work to get him set free. At times, mason comes within hours of his death. Not until Rob is killed in a traffic accident does the lawyer's wife discover Rob's secret - a secret that will aide in releasing Mason Chase of incarceration and freeing him from the looming death sentence that crowds him like an angry shadow. Rob's wife, a lawyer for the county, also discovers her own boss' culpability in the botched conviction. She turns to the aid of a Houston law firm, who specialize in cases like Mason's. The evidence is presented to a U.S. Federal Judge who frees Mason and gets him removed from prison and away from the horror of death row. Months pass, Mason Chase decides to sue the county, its DA, lead investigator and criminal lab for damages and restitution for his wrongful conviction. Carol Gilmore, Rob's wife, now in private practice, leads the case and wins a huge multi-million dollar settlement for Mason, only to have the U.S. Supreme Court eventually rule against him. Mason is left with nothing. Again a victim. After a few months, three justices who sit on the highest bench in the land disappear. (They happen to be the three that were the lead advocates that Mason's case was without merit.) There are no leads. There is no evidence. There is nothing to go on. The FBI is baffled until a freak traffic incident on a lonely Texas highway, just north of the Mexican border leads authorities to believe that the killer of the three Supreme Court justices is residing just on the other side of the Rio Grande. A former Texas Ranger, Lucky Drake, is asked to snoop around in the desert of Northern Mexico, to see if he can "unofficially" sniff out anything like clues to the deaths of the three. He, in fact, uncovers the real killer: Jimmy McDermit, a man who has long been suspected as being the actual killer of the Chase family. But Lucky also discovers, that Jimmy seems to be taking is directions from a doctor in a small Mexican village. As he gets closer to the two, who are deep in conversation, Lucky discovers his camera lens is focused on, not a doctor, but Mason Chase. We have come full circle.