Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Edition offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic. This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal system’s need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more! Provides a comprehensive look at the justice system from various perspectives. Discusses many aspects of law and judicial process such as: the role of natural law, statutory law, legal reasoning, case law, legal education, the legal profession, the court systems, the appellate court process, the constitution, judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys etc. Ideal for anyone interested in the American Legal System.
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This book offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile and therapeutic. The author's background in the disciplines of political science, sociology, and criminal justice make this a comprehensive treatment of criminal law topics. Chapter topics cover an introduction to and history of law and justice in America, systems of law and justice, law schools and legal education, the legal profession and the practice of law, the structure and administration of state and federal courts, the appellate process and judicial review, judicial interpretation and policy-making, negotiated justice: plea bargaining, and alternative dispute resolution and therapeutic justice. For individuals interested in law and the judicial process.About the Author:
Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John’s University. He was an inspector for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for eight years and a New York State parole officer and senior parole officer for fifteen years. The author holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from New York University. He is the author of several books, including Probation and Parole, 9th edition, Organized Crime, 8th edition, and Drugs, 5th edition.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: ABOUT THE AUTHOR PREFACE LAW AND JUSTICE CHRONOLOGY CHAPTER 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND JUSTICE CHAPTER 2 SYSTEMS OF LAW AND JUSTICE CHAPTER 3 A HISTORY OF LAW AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA CHAPTER 4 LAW SCHOOLS AND LEGAL EDUCATION CHAPTER 5 THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND THE PRACTICE OF LAW CHAPTER 6 THE STRUCTURE AND ADMINISTRATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS CHAPTER 7 THE APPELLATE PROCESS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW CHAPTER 8 JUDICIAL INTERPRETATION AND POLICY-MAKING CHAPTER 9 JUDGES, PROSECUTORS, AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS CHAPTER 10 CRIMINAL JUSTICE CHAPTER 11 NEGOTIATED JUSTICE: PLEA BARGAINING CHAPTER 12 CIVIL JUSTICE CHAPTER 13 JUVENILE JUSTICE CHAPTER 14 ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THERAPEUTIC JUSTICE GLOSSARY REFERENCES CASE INDEX AUTHOR INDEX SUBJECT INDEX. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0132328631
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 6th edition. 464 pages. 10.25x8.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0132328631