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The Death Penalty

by Andrea D. Lyon

The United States is divided about the death penalty—17 states have banned it, while the remaining states have not. From wrongful convictions to botched executions, capital punishment is fraught with controversy....


Threat Perceptions

by Saran Ghatak

Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism is a study of the legal, scientific and social constructions of danger and risk of crime in the United States since the late...


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,...


Problem Solving Courts

by JoAnn Miller & Donald C. Johnson

Problem Solving Courts explores a relatively new approach to criminal justice—one that can have a powerful impact on how convicts connect with their communities. Problem solving courts, born out of the drug...


Mass Incarceration on Trial

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...


Burning Down the House

by Nell Bernstein

The nationally acclaimed “engrossing, disturbing, at times heartbreaking” (Van Jones) book that shines a harsh light on the abusive world of juvenile prisons, by the award-winning journalist

“Nell Bernstein’s...


New Media, Old Regimes

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 which illustrate how different communication...


From Poverty to History Maker

by Robert A. Holmes

From Poverty to History Maker is the story of how Robert “Bob” Holmes, a former juvenile delinquent, rose from humble beginnings to become an influential voice in academics and politics. A striking testament...


Drug Court for Young Offenders: A View from the Bench

by Cedric Kerns

What makes drug court programs different from traditional criminal courts? This e-book answers that question and details the model of Youth Offender (YO) Court, a unique family-focused drug court program designed...


Who Killed George?

by Cheryl MacDonald

When Ezra Chipman brought fellow Canadian George Sternaman to board at his Buffalo home, he set in motion a nightmarish chain of events. Within months, Ezra was dead of a mysterious ailment. Then, shortly after...


iOS Programming: Starter Guide: What Every Programmer Needs to Know About iOS Programming

by Jason Scotts

What Every Programmers Need To Know About iOS Programming Exposed! iOS Programming: Starter Guide: What Every Programmer Needs to Know About iOS Programming is a precise and concise book for any programmmer...


The Grandeur and Misery of the Social State

by Alain Supiot

The legal history of the construction of the welfare state gives an idea of its greatness. But this easy-going sovereign, tolerant to protest and accountable for its subjects’ well-being, seems to be struck...


Mental Disability, Violence, and Future Dangerousness

by John Weston Parry

When horrific acts of violence take place, events such as massacres in Boston, Newtown, CT, and Aurora, CO, people want answers. Who would commit such a thoughtless act of violence? What in their backgrounds...


Culture Conglomerates

by William M. Kunz

This succinct overview explains conglomeration and regulation in the film and television industries, covering its history as well as the contemporary scene. Former producer William M. Kunz shows how the current...


Sexual Harassment

by Linda LeMoncheck

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


The War on Terror

by Col. James P. Terry

A former Marine judge advocate and legal counsel to General Colin Powell, James Terry explores the genesis of the United States approach to terror violence and the legal foundation for the nation’s response...


Made Men

by Antonio Nicaso & Marcel Danesi

The novel The Godfather (1969) and the movie of the same name (1972) entrenched the myth of the Mafiosi as valiant knights, men of honor, and defenders of the traditional concept of family. As a result of this...


Law and American Education

by Robert Palestini & Karen Palestini Falk

Educators working with Palestini's textbook Law and American Education: a Case Brief Approach will find this comprehensive pedagogical tool useful. It contains the full briefs for the cases excerpted in the...


Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know

by Robert P. Chappell

Child identity theft is the fastest growing type of identity theft, a crime that affects some 10 million people annually. Each year more than 500,000 children are affected by identity theft – half of them...


Special Education Law Annual Review 2020

by David F. Bateman, Mitchell L. Yell & Kevin P. Brady

This book provides a primer on the (a) dispute resolution system of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), (b) the U.S. Department of Education, IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act,...