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The Death Penalty: What's Keeping It Alive

by Andrea D. Lyon

In The Death Penalty: What’s Keeping it Alive an award-winning criminal defense attorney turns a critical eye towards the death penalty in America. Filled with gripping case studies, the book analyzes why...


Cyberbullying in Social Media within Educational Institutions: Featuring Student, Employee, and Parent Information

by Merle Horowitz & Dorothy M. Bollinger

This book presents the information from the collaborative efforts and perspectives of a current school district superintendent who has researched and worked day-to-day with the issues, and an attorney currently...


When Caregivers Kill: Understanding Child Murder by Parents and Other Guardians

by Betty L. Alt & Sandra K. Wells

Each year in the U.S. hundreds of children under the age of ten are killed by parents, relatives, or other caregivers. In recent years, families have become less dependent on kinship and neighborhood relationships,...


Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism

by Saran Ghatak

Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism examines the legal, scientific, and social construction of risk of crime in the United States. Ghatak focuses on the crime control...


The Regulations ROME I and ROME II and Maritime Law

by AA.VV., Nikolay Natov, Reuben Balzan & Evangelos Vassilakakis

This book deals with some tenets of the application of the Regulations Rome I and Rome II. Bearing in mind that both Regulations in question, as the cornerstone of the new European Private International Law,...


An Error in Judgement

by Dara Culhane

An analysis of the controversy surrounding the death of a Native child in Alert Bay, British Columbia.


Problem Solving Courts: A Measure of Justice

by JoAnn Miller & Donald C. Johnson

Problem Solving Courts examines a relatively new approach to criminal justice in which judges, advised by law enforcement officers and mental health workers, meet with offenders on a weekly basis to talk about...


Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge

by Donna Selman & Paul Leighton

Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment...


How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know

by Darren Heitner

If you want to play the game, you need to know how to play the game.

Sports law is a niche practice area. It encompasses a variety of disciplines, but also requires knowledge of the inner workings of professional...


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...


The Future of Affirmative Action: New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v. University of Texas

by Richard D. Kahlenberg

As the United States experiences dramatic demographic change-and as our society's income inequality continues to rise-promoting racial, ethnic, and economic inclusion at selective colleges has become more important...


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 Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Michael McCall, Christina DeJong, Christopher E. Smith & Madhavi M. McCall et al.

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


New Media, Old Regimes: Case Studies in Comparative Communication Law and Policy

by Lyombe S. Eko

New Media, Old Regimes: Case Studies in Comparative Communication Law and Policy, by Lyombe S. Eko, is a collection of novel theoretical perspectives and case studies in comparative communication law. Through...


From Poverty to History Maker: An Autobiography

by Robert A. Holmes

This book describes how Robert “Bob” Holmes, a former juvenile delinquent, rose from humble beginnings in West Virginia and Harlem, New York to become an influential voice in academics and politics. This...


Drug Court for Young Offenders: A View from the Bench

by Cedric Kerns

Answers questions and details the model of Youth Offender (YO) Court, a unique family-focused specialty drug court program.


Who Killed George?: The Ordeal of Olive Sternaman

by Cheryl MacDonald

Drawing on newspaper accounts and legal documents, Cheryl MacDonald has recreated a true-to-life Victorian melodrama. Who Killed George? offers insight into the legal system, social sentiments, and status of...


Data Protection and Compliance in Context

by Stewart Room

This comprehensive accessible guide for those with little or no legal knowledge provides detailed analysis of current data protection laws. It enables the reader to construct a platform on which to build internal...


A Manager's Guide to IT Law

by Jeremy Holt & Jeremy Newton

This comprehensive guide for management professionals discusses the IT-related legal issues faced by businesses on a daily basis. Legal concepts and terminology are notoriously difficult for non-specialists,...


A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition

by Alyson Martin & Nushin Rashidian

In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical...