The FBI

A Comprehensive Reference Guide

Author: Athan G. Theoharis,Tony G. Poveda,Susan Rosenfeld,Richard G. Powers

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897749916

Category: Law

Page: 409

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"Since its inception in the early 20th century the Federal Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a dominant agency in the American judicial system. Within its 10 chapters, this source provides a comprehensive chronological history of and guide to the FBI that includes information about the facilities, the organizational structure, and biographies of key individuals. This reference source will not only please FBI enthusiasts, but it also serves as an excellent resource for those interested in U.S. history, criminal justices, and American culture. Also included is an extensive chronology of key events, a subject index, and an authoritative bibliography. Numerous photographs throughout the book illustrate the essays, along with graphs and tables. An excellent reference source for all libraries".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
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Reefer Madness

Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547526751

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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New York Times Bestseller: The shadowy world of “off the books” businesses—from marijuana to migrant workers—brought to life by the author of Fast Food Nation. America’s black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqué video, or pay our kids’ nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness, the award-winning investigative journalist Eric Schlosser turns his exacting eye to the underbelly of American capitalism and its far-reaching influence on our society. Exposing three American mainstays—pot, porn, and illegal immigrants—Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns—and profits—from the underground. “Captivating . . . Compelling tales of crime and punishment as well as an illuminating glimpse at the inner workings of the underground economy. The book revolves around two figures: Mark Young of Indiana, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his relatively minor role in a marijuana deal; and Reuben Sturman, an enigmatic Ohio man who built and controlled a formidable pornography distribution empire before finally being convicted of tax evasion. . . . Schlosser unravels an American society that has ‘become alienated and at odds with itself.’ Like Fast Food Nation, this is an eye-opening book, offering the same high level of reporting and research.” —Publishers Weekly
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Prisoners' Self-help Litigation Manual

Author: John Boston,Daniel E. Manville

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195374401

Category: Law

Page: 928

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Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies.
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The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law

Learning Criminal Law Through Multiple-choice Questions and Analysis

Author: Laurie L. Levenson

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 497

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Interactive and user-friendly, The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law uses explanatory text and multiple-choice questions to review course content and show the reader how to correctly analyze and answer multiple-choice exam questions. A useful review for any student taking Criminal Law, this complete approach to content mastery and exam preparation includes: multiple-choice questions that are integrated into a comprehensive review of the Criminal Law course lucid and informative text that prepares students to successfully analyze and answer multiple-choice questions follow-up explanations of correct and incorrect answers that clarify murky or ambiguous points of law a realistic level of difficulty that is reasonable and fair, not simplistic or esoteric, and which includes a sophisticated final question in each chapter to challenge the student, build confidence, and ensure exam readiness the Closer, a final question at the end of each chapter that provides practice and review for students as they apply concepts covered in that chapter the Closing Closers, questions in the final chapter that provide practice and review for students as they apply concepts covered in earlier chapters valuable exam-taking pointers interspersed within the substantive text Revised and enhanced, The Second Edition features: significant recent Supreme Court cases new Closers, based on recent cases and events an expanded discussion of the Model Penal Code With its balance of explanatory introductions and self-testing questions, The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law provides a thorough and up-to-date course review that emphasizes multiple-choice questions and test-taking strategies. *A Teacher’s Manual may be available for this book. Teacher’s Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]
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