A Handbook of Basic Law Terms

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: 9780314233820

Category: Law

Page: 271

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The Legal Education Group is proud to announce the creation of a new series built on the tradition of excellence of the world's most widely cited and best-selling legal reference, Black's Law Dictionary. The first book in this new series, A Handbook of Basic Law Terms, includes more than 1,000 key words and phrases with accurate and clear definitions. The Handbook is an essential guide to legal literacy for students, business people, journalists, politicians-anyone who wants to be an informed citizen. The Handbook also includes the full U.S. Constitution and a list of basic law books for easy reference.
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The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law

Author: Markus Dirk Dubber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199673594

Category: Law

Page: 1203

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Providing scholars with a comprehensive international resource, a common point of entry into cutting edge contemporary research and a snapshot of the state and scope of the field, this Handbook takes a broad approach to its subject matter, disciplinarily, geographically, and systemically.
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The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law

Author: Kevin Jon Heller,Markus Dubber

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804777292

Category: Law

Page: 672

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This handbook explores criminal law systems from around the world, with the express aim of stimulating comparison and discussion. General principles of criminal liability receive prominent coverage in each essay—including discussions of rationales for punishment, the role and design of criminal codes, the general structure of criminal liability, accounts of mens rea, and the rights that criminal law is designed to protect—before the authors turn to more specific offenses like homicide, theft, sexual offenses, victimless crimes, and terrorism. This key reference covers all of the world's major legal systems—common, civil, Asian, and Islamic law traditions—with essays on sixteen countries on six different continents. The introduction places each country within traditional distinctions among legal systems and explores noteworthy similarities and differences among the countries covered, providing an ideal entry into the fascinating range of criminal law systems in use the world over.
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law

Author: John Deigh,David Dolinko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195314859

Category: Law

Page: 525

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First work of its kind (i.e., a handbook of authoritative, original essays) in the philosophy of criminal law The book covers a wide variety of topics including criminalization of obscenity and hate speech, the insanity defense, pleas of self-defense by battered women, the death penalty, and clemency. This is the first comprehensive handbook in the philosophy of criminal law. It contains seventeen original essays by leading thinkers in the field and covers the field's major topics including limits to criminalization, obscenity and hate speech, blackmail, the law of rape, attempts, accomplice liability, causation, responsibility, justification and excuse, duress, provocation and self-defense, insanity, punishment, the death penalty, mercy, and preventive detention and other alternatives to punishment. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students whose research and studies concern philosophical issues in criminal law and criminal law theory. Readership: Philosophers who specialize in legal philosophy, moral philosophy, or political philosophy; Criminal Law theorists and scholars; Criminologists; and Philosophy graduate students with interests in moral, political or legal philosophy.
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A Handbook of Criminal Law Terms

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 751

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Clear thinking is crucial in the legal arena and involves critical thought about how words and phrases are used. This handbook contains police terms such as preventive detention and protective sweep, and phrases from judge-made law such as independent-source rule and open-fields doctrine. Terms such as credit-card crime and cyberstalking reflect technological and social changes. Meanwhile, legislation continues to be a source of new terms, such as Brady Act and Megan's Law. Use this handbook as a source to find your way through the maze of legal language.
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The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Michael Tonry

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195395085

Category: Law

Page: 978

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A comprehensive and accesible overview of the operation of the American criminal justice system. This handbook's extensive coverage of the criminal justice system in the U.S. makes it an important reference for students and scholars in criminal justice, law, and public policy.
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The Handbook of Crime & Punishment

Author: Michael H. Tonry

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195140606

Category: Law

Page: 803

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The Handbook of Crime and Punishment, provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice, criminology, and crime control policy, thus enabling a fundamental understanding of crime and punishment essential to an informed public. This book will appeal to those interested in the study of crime and its causes, effects, trends, and institutions; those interested in the forms and philosophies of punishment; and those interested in crime control.
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The Handbook of the Criminal Justice Process

Author: Mike McConville,Geoffrey Wilson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199253951

Category: Law

Page: 608

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The Handbook of Criminal Justice Process is a new and authoritative account of the criminal justice system in England and Wales that engages with the central issues common to any major criminal justice system. Compiling the thoughts and opinions of leading figures in this field of law, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of the system presenting a sequential account from investigation through to final appeal. Taken together, the chapters provide for the first time, a description of a dynamic and developing criminal justice system at work. This new work is essential reading for all those studying elements of criminal justice and criminology.
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A Handbook of International Human Rights Terminology

Author: H. Victor Condä

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803215344

Category: Law

Page: 393

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This newly revised, greatly expanded, and updated edition is the essential tool for navigating the language of international human rights related to law, jurisprudence, politics, diplomacy, and philosophy. Broadening the scope and enhancing our understanding of international human rights, the second edition of A Handbook of International Human Rights Terminology contains over four hundred new commonly used key terms and acronyms as well as corrections to terms that have taken on new meaning since the publication of the original. It also includes new treaty instruments and citations of important human rights instruments. Designed to be accessible to persons from different systems and regions of the world, this handbook fills an important void in the burgeoning discourse of international human rights and will become a vital reference work for specialists, students, and newcomers to this field.
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