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

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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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The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell

Author: Robert W. Hamilton,Richard D. Freer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314904577

Category: Law

Page: 442

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Completely revised and updated, conversational in tone, it features illustrative hypotheticals. Comprehensive but concise, with organization following the life-cycle of the corporation -- from formation through dissolution. Addresses the theory of the firm and the nuts-and-bolts of corporate law, including special issues raised in closely-held and public corporations. Up-to-date discussion of Sarbanes-Oxley and federal securities law provide broad background. Even sociology majors need not fear the discussion of financial concepts, which are set up with helpful examples.
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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: 4332

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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Sentencing Law and Policy

Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines

Author: Nora Demleitner,Douglas Berman,Marc L. Miller,Ronald F. Wright

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897694

Category: Law

Page: 528

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One of the foremost books in Sentencing Law, the new fourth edition continues in the tradition of its predecessors by giving students a comprehensive overview of modern sentencing practices. Authored by leading scholars, this casebook provides thorough examination of underlying doctrine, motivates students to tackle the important policy and political issues that animate sentencing practices, and poses challenging questions and hypotheticals to stimulate class discussion and independent thought. Key Features: More streamlined focus. Material covered in the third edition has been updated and streamlined reducing the length by more than 400 pages. Chapters 7-11 in the previous edition have been expanded and updated and are now available online. Thoroughly updated to address important statutory and case law changes, including important U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, state appellate court decisions and recent scholarship. Coverage of modern policy issues, including mass incarceration, prosecutorial and judicial discretion, punishment for drug crimes, revised federal and state sentencing guidelines, racial and other disparities in sentencing, and topics associated with administration of the death penalty. Expanded Teachers Manual with sample syllabi and other supporting materials to help professors construct personalized teaching plans that integrate the text and online materials.
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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

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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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Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: John Myers,Harry Krause

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683282549

Category:

Page: 502

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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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Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Arnold H. Loewy

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314194961

Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 703

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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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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Energy Law in a Nutshell

Author: Joseph Tomain

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634607117

Category:

Page: 658

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This title addresses the component parts of the energy fuel cycle, as well as the market and government policies that oversee it. This Nutshell describes in detail the country's traditional energy policy and also discusses the current challenges that confront it. Chapters cover the individual natural resources used to produce energy and the book concludes with the development of a clean energy policy for the future.
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Construction Law in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Campbell

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101072

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 234

View: 952

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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Employment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Robert Covington,Joseph Seiner

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634607636

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Page: 643

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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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Legal Writing and Analysis in a Nutshell

Author: Lynn Bahrych,Beth Mclellan,Jeanne Merino

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634602815

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Page: N.A

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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: 3147

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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Legal Writing in a Nutshell

Author: Lynn Bahrych,Marjorie Dick Rombauer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 263

View: 6224

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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The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1580931456

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 7570

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death offers readers an extraordinary glimpse into the mind of a master criminal investigator. Frances Glessner Lee, a wealthy grandmother, founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard in 1936 and was later appointed captain in the New Hampshire police. In the 1940s and 1950s she built dollhouse crime scenes based on real cases in order to train detectives to assess visual evidence. Still used in forensic training today, the eighteen Nutshell dioramas, on a scale of 1:12, display an astounding level of detail: pencils write, window shades move, whistles blow, and clues to the crimes are revealed to those who study the scenes carefully. Corinne May Botz's lush color photographs lure viewers into every crevice of Frances Lee's models and breathe life into these deadly miniatures, which present the dark side of domestic life, unveiling tales of prostitution, alcoholism, and adultery. The accompanying line drawings, specially prepared for this volume, highlight the noteworthy forensic evidence in each case. Botz's introductory essay, which draws on archival research and interviews with Lee's family and police colleagues, presents a captivating portrait of Lee.
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