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Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America

by Jonathan Simon

For nearly forty years the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons...


Babygate: How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace

by Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman & Elizabeth Gedmark

An essential guide to navigating the workplace during pregnancy and early parenthood, including a state-specific guide to parents’ rights.


Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision

by Lesley Ann Close, Jo Cartwright & Terry Pratchett

The latest developments in the arguments for and against assisted dying, with a foreword by Terry Pratchett

Assisted dying is perhaps one of the most divisive issues of the modern age, generating endless headlines...


Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality

by Theodore B Olson & David Boies

The riveting inside story of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on Proposition 8-by the two lawyers who argued the case

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions,...


Violence Against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform

by Carol E. Jordan

For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been...


Understanding Equity and Trusts

by Alastair Hudson

Understanding Equity & Trusts is the sister text to Professor Hudson's heavyweight textbook Equity & Trusts. It aims to give you a clear, accessible and comprehensive overview of the main themes in this dynamic...


Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

by Nell Bernstein

When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied...


The Constitutional Parent: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child

by Jeffrey Shulman

In this bold and timely work, law professor Jeffrey Shulman argues that the United States Constitution does not protect a fundamental right to parent. Based on a rigorous reconsideration of the historical record,...


The Law Handbook 2014: Your Guide to the Law in Victoria

by Naomi Saligari

The Law Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the law in Victoria, Australia. Updated every year by over 70 legal specialists, this leading guide to the law covers more than 90 common law topics and includes...


Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People

by Lacey Sloan & Nora Gustavsson

Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People helps you look past the stereotypical picture of violence against sexual minorities--the public physical assaults on gay, lesbian, bisexual,...


European Asylum Law and the Rights of the Child

by Ciara Smyth

The child asylum seeker poses unique challenges for reception and refugee status determination systems, not least because the child is entitled to have his or her rights as a child respected as a matter of international...


After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship

by Robert Leckey

Groups seeking legal equality often take a victory as the end of the line. Once judgment is granted or a law is passed, coalitions disband and life goes on in a new state of equality. Policy makers too may assume...


Homosexuality and the Law

by J.D., Donald Knutson

A fascinating exploration of how the law--as viewed and decided by the courts--often embodies fear and prejudice against homosexuality, and thereby, becomes the instrument for discrimination. This valuable book...


Divorce in Tennessee: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect

by Eric J. Burch

Providing accurate and objective information to help make the right decisions during a divorce in Tennessee, this guide provides answers to 360 queries such as What is the mediation process in Tennessee and...


Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

by Jacqueline Bhabha

Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise? Why are unaccompanied migrant children living on the streets and routinely threatened with deportation to their countries of origin? Why...


The Crusade for Equality in the Workplace: The Griggs V. Duke Power Story

by Robert Belton & Stephen L. Wasby

The seminal history of Title VII of the civil Rights Act of 1964, workplace equality, and how Griggs v. Duke Power led to its interpretation and enforcement.


International Child Law

by Trevor Buck

International Child Law examines and discusses the international legal framework and issues relating to children. Analysing both public and private international legal aspects, this cross-disciplinary text promotes...


Human Rights and Personal Identity

by Jill Marshall

This book explores the role human rights law plays in the formation, and protection, of our personal identities. Drawing from a range of disciplines, Jill Marshall examines how human rights law includes and...


Perspectives in Child Care Policy

by Lorraine Fox Harding

Child care law and policy issues generate very strong emotions and some crucial questions concerning the role of the state. For instance, under what circumstances should the state be able to intervene and use...


Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

by John Eekelaar & Rob George

Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last sixty years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law. This book provides global...