The Law And Policy Of Sentencing And Corrections In A Nutshell

Author: Lynn Branham
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683283348
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An excellent reference tool, this book explores a range of sentencing-related topics, including the principal purposes of criminal sentences, restorative justice, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, rights during sentencing proceedings, sentencing factors, different ways to structure sentencing systems, community-based sentencing options, the death penalty, Eighth Amendment constraints on sentences in noncapital cases, parole release, probation and parole revocation, and enmeshed penalties (often called the "collateral consequences" of a conviction). The latter half of the book contains a helpful and illuminating overview of the constitutional rights of prisoners, the mechanics of litigating incarcerated persons' � 1983 suits, and the remedies available to them.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Matthew Lippman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506306489
Size: 66.47 MB
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This contemporary, comprehensive, case-driven textbook from award-winning teacher Matthew Lippman covers the constitutional foundation of criminal procedure and includes numerous cases selected for their appeal to today’s students. Organized around the challenge of striking a balance between rights and liberties, Criminal Procedure, Third Edition emphasizes diversity and its impact on how laws are enforced. Built-in learning aids, including You Decide scenarios, Legal Equations, and Criminal Procedure in the News features, engage students and help them master key concepts. Fully updated throughout, the Third Edition includes today’s most recent legal developments and decisions.

Cases And Materials On The Law And Policy Of Sentencing And Corrections

Author: Lynn S. Branham
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314159366
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The book is designed not only to transmit knowledge about existing law and policies, but also to provoke thought, discussion, and debate about the law and policies. Contains cases, statutes, sentencing guidelines, model standards, proposals for reform, article and book excerpts, and problems.

The Law

Author: Buckner F. Melton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604136340
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Outlines the development of criminal law, its enforcement, and the judicial system, including information on history, legal precedents, and the interaction of local and federal laws.

Contemporary Criminal Law

Author: Matthew Lippman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452285888
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Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies, Third Edition, combines the traditional concepts taught in undergraduate criminal law courses with thought-provoking cases and engaging learning tools. This popular text covers both foundational and emerging legal topics, such as terrorism, gangs, cybercrime, and hate crimes, in a student-friendly and approachable manner. Clear explanations of criminal law and defenses are complemented by provocative, well-edited cases as well as discussion questions to stimulate critical thinking and in-class discussion.

Sentencing In International Criminal Law

Author: Silvia D'Ascoli
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316441
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This book deals with sentencing in international criminal law, focusing on the approach of the UN ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR). In contrast to sentencing in domestic jurisdictions, and in spite of its growing importance, sentencing law is a part of international criminal law that is still 'under construction' and is unregulated in many aspects. International sentencing law and practice is not yet defined by exact norms and principles and as yet there is no body of international principles concerning the determination of sentence, notwithstanding the huge volume of sentencing research and the extensive modern debate about sentencing principles. Moreover international judges receive very little guidance in sentencing matters: this contributes to inconsistencies and may increase the risk that similar cases will be sentenced in different ways. One purpose of this book is to investigate and evaluate the process of international sentencing, especially as interpreted by the ICTY and the ICTR, and to suggest a more comprehensive and coherent system of guiding principles, which will foster the development of a law of sentencing for international criminal justice. The book discusses the law and jurisprudence of the ad hoc Tribunals, and also presents an empirical analysis of influential factors and other data from ICTY and ICTR sentencing practice, thus offering quantitative support for the doctrinal analysis. This publication is one of the first to be entirely devoted to the process of sentencing in international criminal justice. The book will thus be of great interest to practitioners, academics and students of the subject.

Legal Research In A Nutshell

Author: Morris L. Cohen
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314180070
Size: 27.52 MB
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The Internet has dramatically affected the way legal research is conducted, but finding and using legal resources effectively remains an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major primary and secondary sources, including major web resources such as THOMAS and PACER as well as online databases and library materials. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, practice and specialized resources, and research in international and comparative law.

Federal Law Of Employment Discrimination In A Nutshell

Author: Mack A. Player
Publisher: West Group
ISBN:
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The Core of Employment Discrimination Law: The Basis of Liability; Protected Classes and Application of Basic Concepts; Compensation Discrimination; Environmental Discrimination and Work Place Rules; Remedies; Enforcement Procedures.