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Restorative Justice: Ideals and Realities (International and Comp...
by Theo Gavrielides

Language

English

Pages

477

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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The legitimacy and performance of the traditional criminal justice system is the subject of intense scrutiny as the world economic crisis continues to put pressure on governments to cut the costs of the criminal justice system. This volume brings together the leading work on restorative justice to achieve two objectives: to construct a comprehensive and up-to-date conceptual framework for restorative justice suitable even for newcomers; and to challenge the barriers of restorative justice in the hope of taking its theory and practice a step further. The selected articles start by answering some fundamental questions about restorative justice regarding its historical and philosophical origins, and challenge the concept by bringing into the debate the human rights and equality discourses. Also included is material based on empirical testing of restorative justice claims especially those impacting on reoffending rates, victim satisfaction and reintegration. The volume concludes with a critique of restorative justice as well as with analytical thinking that aims to push its barriers. It is hoped that the investigations offered by this volume not only offer hope for a better system for abolitionists and reformists, but also new and convincing evidence to persuade the sceptics in the debate over restorative justice.
Reforming the Federal Judiciary: My Former Court Needs to Overhau...
by Richard Posner

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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In this book Judge Posner focuses on the problems of the pro ses, the people, often prisoners, who bring lawsuits without a lawyer and the staff attorneys who review these lawsuits and make recommendations to the judges on how to decide the cases. He has done extensive research into the procedures of all thirteen circuits and compares their performance. This is the most extensive comparative review of the staff attorney programs in the circuit courts that has ever been done. Judge Posner has many suggestions for improving the way these cases are handled.<br />In addition, he discusses the need for televising the circuit court hearings. He is a believer in government transparency, and feels the public should have easy access to the workings of the courts.<br /><br />Finally, he reviews the duties of the circuit chief judge and recommends clarification of the position.
International Developments and Practices in Investigative Intervi...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>Techniques in the investigative interviewing and interrogation of victims, witnesses and suspects of crime vary around the world, according to a country’s individual legal system, religion and culture. Whereas some countries have developed certain interview protocols for witnesses (such as the ABE Guidelines and the NICHD protocol when interviewing children) and the PEACE model of interviewing suspects, other countries continue to use physical coercion and other questionable tactics to elicit information. </P><br /><P>Until now, there has been very little empirical information about the overall interview and interrogation practices in non-western countries, especially the Middle and Far East. This book addresses this gap, bringing together international experts from over 25 countries and providing in-depth coverage of the various interview and interrogation techniques used across the globe. Volume 2 focuses on the interviewing of crime suspects, aiming to provide the necessary information for an understanding of how law enforcement agencies around the world gain valuable information from suspects in criminal cases. Together, the chapters that make up this volume and the accompanying volume on interviewing witnesses and victims, draw on specific national case studies and practices, examine contemporary challenges and identify best practice to enable readers to develop an international, as well as a comparative, perspective of developments worldwide in this important area of criminal investigation.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>This book will be an essential resource for academics and students engaged in the study of policing, criminal investigation, forensic psychology and criminal law. It will also be of great interest to practitioners, legal professionals and policymakers around the world.</P>
Collaborative Practice: An International Perspective
by Connie Healy

Language

English

Pages

186

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>Collaborative practice is a new method of dispute resolution, used mainly in family law matters. By taking a non-adversarial approach, it challenges the strictly positivist view of the lawyer as ‘zealous advocate’ for the client. As such, it has received much criticism from the established Bar and legal profession.</P><br /><P>?</P><br /><P>This book provides a doctrinal and empirical analysis of collaborative practice with a view to assessing its place within the dispute resolution continuum and addressing whether this criticism has been justified. It begins by establishing the theoretical underpinnings of conflict and differing approaches to conflict resolution, the impact of the comprehensive law movement and therapeutic jurisprudence. The origins and development of the collaborative process and the framework it provides for a multidisciplinary approach to conflict resolution is outlined. The book addresses the examination of the process undertaken in the lead up to the enactment of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act in 2010; now regarded as a model of best practice. Finally, through an examination of empirical research undertaken in the US, Canada and in England and Wales, and in presenting the results of the first known empirical research into the process in an Irish family law context, the book concludes with an evidenced based analysis of the process from the perspective of couples who chose to use the collaborative model to resolve the issues surrounding their relationship breakdown, collaborative lawyers and lawyers who do not advocate a non-adversarial approach. </P><br /><P>?</P><br /><P>As such this book provides a valuable insight into the process which will be of interest to: academics; practising lawyers; members of the judiciary; researchers in the fields of conflict resolution and family law and for students studying alternative dispute resolution (ADR).</P>
The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime - Legislative and Pol...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

374

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P></P><br /><P>This book offers a commentary on the responses to white collar crime since the financial crisis. The book brings together experts from academia and practice to analyse the legal and policy responses that have been put in place following the 2008 financial crisis. The book looks at a range of topics including: the low priority and resources allocated to fraud; EU regulatory efforts to fight financial crime; protecting whistleblowers in the financial industry; the criminality of the rogue trader; the evolution of financial crime in cryptocurrencies; and the levying of financial penalties against banks and corporations by the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.</P><br /><P></P>
The Espionage and Sedition Acts: World War I and the Image of Civ...
by Mitchell Newton-Matza

Language

English

Pages

172

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>The Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917-1918 mark one of the most controversial moments in American history. Even as President Woodrow Wilson justified US entry into World War I on the grounds that it would "make the world safe for democracy," the act curtailed civil liberties at home by making it illegal to speak out against the US participation in the conflict. Supporters of the Acts argued that these measures were necessary to protect national security and keep in check the perceived threat of radical activities, while opponents considered them an unjustifiable breach of the Bill of Rights. The conflict between government powers and civil liberties concretized by the Acts continues to resonate today.</P><I><br /><P>The Espionage and Sedition Acts</I> introduces students to this controversial set of laws, the cultural and political context in which they were passed, and their historical ramifications. In a concise narrative supplemented by primary sources including court cases, newspaper articles, and personal papers, Mitchell C. Newton-Matza gives students of history and politics a nuanced understanding of this key event.</P>
International Developments and Practices in Investigative Intervi...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>Techniques in the investigative interviewing and interrogation of victims, witnesses and suspects of crime vary around the world, according to a country’s individual legal system, religion and culture. Whereas some countries have developed certain interview protocols for witnesses (such as the ABE Guidelines and the NICHD protocol when interviewing children) and the PEACE model of interviewing suspects, other countries continue to use physical coercion and other questionable tactics to elicit information. </P><br /><P>Until now, there has been very little empirical information about the overall interview and interrogation practices in non-western countries, especially the Middle and Far East. This book addresses this gap, bringing together international experts from over 25 countries and providing in-depth coverage of the various interview and interrogation techniques used across the globe. Volume 1 focuses on the interviewing of victims and witnesses, aiming to provide the necessary information for an understanding of how law enforcement agencies around the world gain valuable information from victims and witnesses in criminal cases. Together, the chapters that make up this volume and the accompanying volume on interviewing suspects, draw on specific national case studies and practices, examine contemporary challenges and identify best practice to enable readers to develop an international, as well as a comparative, perspective of developments worldwide in this important area of criminal investigation.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>This book will be an essential resource for academics and students engaged in the study of policing, criminal investigation, forensic psychology and criminal law. It will also be of great interest to practitioners, legal professionals and policymakers around the world.</P>
Reclaiming Lives: Pursuing Justice For Six Innocent Men
by Joan Treppa

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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This story is about one woman's mission to find justice for six men she believes were wrongfully convicted in 1995. In the process, she discovers a connection between her past and what happened to these men and why she was compelled to get involved. <br /><br />This book is about surpassing limits, taking a stance, and acting on one’s intuitions through innovation, creativity and humility. It is about overcoming the impossible through collaboration. It develops into a power of wills and never yielding to failure, fueled by compassion and putting others' needs first. It succeeds in restoring hope.<br /><br /><br />Joan Treppa is a citizen advocate for the wrongfully convicted. She focuses her efforts on creating awareness about wrongful convictions and supports the Innocence Project organization. She is a strong voice for five Wisconsin men (and their families) currently fighting for their freedom.
Criminal Law for OCR AS: with an introduction to the nature of la...
by Sally Russell

Language

English

Pages

118

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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COMPLETELY NEW FOR THE OCR 2017 SPECIFICATIONS: New law and new cases, plus free online interactive exercises.<br />Written by an experienced teacher and senior examiner, this book covers all you need for OCR Criminal law AS (for A level students there is a book covering criminal law for both AS and A level). There are plenty of tasks and self-test questions and a full examination paper (all with answers at www.drsr.org). It also covers an introduction to the nature of law. Other books are, or will be, available for other areas. For both students and teachers this means that you won’t have to carry too much around and can just take what you need to the classroom. <br />Key features include tasks and self-test questions throughout, examination pointers and highlighted key cases and key principles to help with application of the law, plenty of diagrams and examples to bring the subject to life and ideas for connecting the criminal law to the nature of law. To go with the book there are free interactive exercises at www.drsr.org<br />This book can be used as a self-study guide as well as in the classroom. It is written in a lively, clear and accessible way and is designed to help students of all learning styles to understand the subject. <br />Other books by Sally Russell<br />The ‘law explained’ series offers a more in-depth coverage of individual areas of law with additional tasks, examples and examination practice. This means you can pick those topics for which you need more guidance (all the answers to tasks are included in the booklets). As for other titles, these change quite regularly and new books may be available by the time you read this. For the most up to date list of what is available please check my author’s page on Amazon or visit my website at www.drsr.org. All my books are available in both Kindle and paperback format.
Private Security and the Law, 5th Edition
by Charles P. Nemeth

Language

English

Pages

776

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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<P><EM><STRONG>Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition</STRONG></EM>, is a singular resource that provides the most comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry with respect to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority.</P><br /><P>The book begins with a historical background of the security industry, laws and regulations that walks step-by-step through the analysis of the development of case law over the years as it applies to situations commonly faced by security practitioners. It describes the legal requirements faced by security firms and emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency.</P><br /><P>In addition, chapters examine the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that are likely to intensify in the future. Updated coverage new to this edition includes developments in statutory authority, changes to state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, and special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Key features include:</P><br /><UL><br /><P><br /><LI>Up to date case law analysis provides cutting edge legal treatment of evolving standards</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Complicated material is presented in a straight-forward, readable style perfect for the student or security professional</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Includes over 200 tables and figures that illustrate concepts and present critical comparative data on statutes and regulations</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the U.S. </LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Numerous case studies, case readings, and case examples provide real-world examples of security law and litigation in practice</LI><br /><P></P></UL><br /><P></P><B><I><br /><P>Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition</B></I> is an authoritative, scholarly treatise that serves as a valuable reference for professionals and an introduction for students in security management and criminal justice programs regarding the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.</P>

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