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The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor
The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor (October 2008)
John Worrall - Editor
M. Elaine Nugent-Borakove - Editor


Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.

Leading prosecution researchers throughout the United States are brought together in this book to illuminate the new environment of prosecution in America, the prosecution of troubling and emerging crime problems, prosecutorial problem-solving and community prosecution, and the future of prosecution in the t...(Read More)

 
 
Imagining Law
Imagining Law (June 2008)
On Drucilla Cornell
Renée J. Heberle - Editor
Benjamin Pryor - Editor

Essays consider Drucilla Cornell’s contributions to philosophy, political theory, and legal studies.

Drucilla Cornell’s contribution to legal thought and philosophy is unique in its attention to diverse traditions and the possibilities of dialogue among them. Renée J. Heberle and Benjamin Pryor bring together scholars from a range of disciplines who reflect on Cornell’s influence and import...(Read More)
 
 
Deliberative Freedom
Deliberative Freedom (June 2008)
Deliberative Democracy as Critical Theory
Christian F. Rostboll - Author

The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.

In Deliberative Freedom, Christian F. Rostbøll accepts the common belief that democracy and freedom are intimately related, but he sees this relationship in a new and challenging way. Rostbøll argues that deliberative democracy is normatively committed to multiple dimensions of freedom, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Erotics of Corruption
The Erotics of Corruption (June 2008)
Law, Scandal, and Political Perversion
Ruth A. Miller - Author

A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.

In this provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period, Ruth A. Miller argues that narratives of political corruption rely upon an explicitly pornographic rhetoric and have been instrumental in carving out lawless or exceptional space. Drawing upon an extensive and wide-ranging literature, she exami...(Read More)
 
 
Murder on Trial
Murder on Trial (March 2005)
1620-2002
Robert Asher - Editor
Lawrence B. Goodheart - Editor
Alan Rogers - Editor

A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.

This fascinating collection examines murder jurisprudence—the social rules that govern the arrest, trial, and punishment of people accused of murder—in the United States from the colonial period...(Read More)
 
 
Eternal Bonds, True Contracts
Eternal Bonds, True Contracts (July 2004)
Law and Nature in Shakespeare's Problem Plays
A. G. Harmon - Author

Uses legal and literary resources to explore Shakespeare's use of the law and its instruments in the problem plays.

In Eternal Bonds, True Contracts, A. G. Harmon closely analyzes Shakespeare's concentrated use of the law and its instruments in what have often been referred to as the problem plays: Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, The Merchant of Venice, and All's Well That Ends Well. Cont...(Read More)
 
 
Justice for the Past
Justice for the Past (July 2004)
Stephen Kershnar - Author

Examines whether race-based programs and slavery reparations are justified.

Among the most controversial issues in the United States is the question of whether public or private agencies should adopt preferential treatment programs or be required to pay reparations for slavery. Using a carefully reasoned philosophical approach, Stephen Kershnar argues that programs such as affirmative action and calls for slavery repara...(Read More)
 
 
Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy
Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy (October 2003)
Evaluating California's Imprisonment Crisis
Kathleen Auerhahn - Author

Using cutting-edge methodologies, this book evaluates California's measures to protect the public from dangerous criminals.

From the 1970s to the new millennium, the prison population in the United States has quadrupled while an unprecedented amount of sentencing reform has taken place, largely intended to protect the public from dangerous criminals. This book details the California experience, including the history and...(Read More)
 
 
Race in the Jury Box
Race in the Jury Box (August 2003)
Affirmative Action in Jury Selection
Hiroshi Fukurai - Author
Richard Krooth - Author

Discusses race-conscious jury selection and highlights strategies for achieving racially mixed juries.

Race in the Jury Box
focuses on the racially unrepresentative jury as one of the remaining barriers to racial equality and a recurring source of controversy in American life. Because members of minority groups remain underrepresented on juries, various communities have tried race-conscious jury selection, termed &qu...(Read More)
 
 
The Contexts of Juvenile Justice Decision Making
The Contexts of Juvenile Justice Decision Making (August 2003)
When Race Matters
Michael J. Leiber - Author

Explores the contexts of judges' decision making in juvenile courts that incarcerate disproportionately more minorities than whites.

An in-depth examination of the contextual nature of decision making and the causes of disproportionate minority confinement in four relatively homogenous juvenile courts in Iowa, this book explores the subjective social psychological processes of juvenile court officers and the factors that...(Read More)
 
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