Introduction to Criminal Justice by Larry J. Siegel; John L. Worrall
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs
Textbook-SSP 306 American Government
American Government by Karen O'Connor; Larry J. Sabato; Alixandra Yanus
Publication Date: 2014-12-24
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Publication Date: 2012-06-13
The Tyranny of Good Intentions by Paul Craig Roberts; Lawrence M. Stratton
Publication Date: 2008-03-25
In this updated and expanded edition of The Tyranny of Good Intentions, Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton renew their valiant campaign to reclaim that which is rightly ours–liberty protected by the rule of law. They show how crusading legislators and unfair prosecutors are remaking American law into a weapon wielded by the government and how the erosion of the legal principles we hold dear–such as habeas corpus and the prohibition against self-incrimination–is destroying the presumption of innocence. A new introduction and new chapters cover recent marquee cases and make this provocative book essential reading for anyone who cringes at the thought of unbridled state power and sees our civil liberties slowly slipping away in the name of the War on Drugs, the War on Crime, and the War on Terror.
Textbook-SSP 307 Fundamentals of American Law
Law 101 by Jay M. Feinman
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
In each of the first three editions of the bestselling Law 101, Jay Feinman gave readers an upbeat and vivid examination of the American legal system. Since the third edition was published in 2010, much has happened: several key Supreme Court cases have been decided, we've seen sensationalcriminal trials, and the legal system has had to account for the latest developments in Internet law.This fully updated fourth edition of Law 101 accounts for all this and more, as Feinman once again provides a clear introduction to American law. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, includingconstitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. To accomplish this, Feinman brings in the most noteworthy, infamous, and often outrageous examples and cases. We learn about the case involving scalding coffee that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, the murder trial in Victorian London that gave us the legal definition of insanity, and theepochal decision of Marbury vs. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. A key to learning about the law is learning legal vocabulary, and Feinman helps by clarifying terms like "due process" and "equal protection," as well as by drawingdistinctions between terms like "murder" and "manslaughter."Above all, though, is that Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law is can be understood by everyone. Perfect for students contemplating law school, journalists covering legislature, or even casual fans of "court-television" shows, Law 101 is a clearand accessible introduction to the American legal system.New to this edition:Featured analysis of:* the Obamacare case* Citizens United* the DOMA decision* the Trayvon Martin caseAs well as recent legal developments pertaining to:* online contracting* mortgages* police investigations* criminal sentencing
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