A Trial by Jury

Vintage - But it is later, behind the closed door of the jury room, that he encounters the essence of the jury experience — he and eleven citizens from radically different backgrounds must hammer consensus out of confusion and strong disagreement. Instead, he finds himself thrust into a high-pressure role as the jury foreman in a Manhattan trial.

By the time he hands over the jury’s verdict, Burnett has undergone real transformation, not just in his attitude toward the legal system, but in his understanding of himself and his peers. Offering a compelling courtroom drama and an intimate and sometimes humorous portrait of a fractious jury, personal responsibility and civic duty, A Trial by Jury is also a finely nuanced examination of law and justice, and the dynamics of power and authority between twelve equal people.

A Trial by Jury - There he comes face to face with a stunning act of violence, a maze of conflicting evidence, and a parade of bizarre witnesses. When princeton historian D. Graham burnett answered his jury duty summons, he expected to spend a few days catching up on his reading in the court waiting room.





One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School

Penguin Books - A wonderful book. It should be read by anyone who has ever contemplated going to law school. It was scott turow's first year at the oldest, biggest, most esteemed center of legal education in the United States. His gripping account of this critical, formative year in the life of a lawyer is as suspenseful, said The New York Times, as "the most absorbing of thrillers.

". Or anyone who has ever worried about being human. The new york times it was a year of terrors and triumphs, of compulsive work, and, finally, of depressions and elations, pitiless competition, mass hysteria. Turow's experiences at harvard Law School, where freshmen are dubbed One Ls, parallel those of first-year law students everywhere.





The Crime of Sheila McGough

Vintage - Tracking provided on most orders. Spirited, delightfully detailed, illuminating, The Crime of Sheila McGough is both a dazzling work of journalism and a searching meditation on character and the law. Isbn13: 9780375704598. Condition: New. Mcgough had served 2 1/2 years for collaborating with a client in his fraud, but insisted that she didn't commit any of the 14 felonies she was convicted.

An astonishingly persuasive condemnation of the cupidity of American law and its preference for convincing narrative rather than the truth, this is also a story with an unconventional heroine. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Mcgough is a zealous defense lawyer duped by a white-collar con man; a woman who lives, at the age of 54, with her parents; a journalistic subject who frustrates her interviewer with her maddening literal-mindedness.

The Crime of Sheila McGough - No other writer tells better stories about the perpetual, the unwinnable, battle between narrative and truth. The new york times book reviewthe crime of sheila mcGough is Janet Malcolm's brilliant exposé of miscarriage of justice in the case of Sheila McGough, a disbarred lawyer recently released from prison.

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We, the Jury: The Jury System and the Ideal of Democracy

Harvard University Press - Isbn13: 9780375704598. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! In a new preface to this foundational book on the American jury, Abramson responds to his critics, defends his views on the jury as an embodiment of deliberative democracy in action, and reflects on recent jury trials and reforms. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process

Cengage Learning - Before the law promotes an interdisciplinary approach for introducing students to the purpose and practice of law in our society. Isbn13: 9780375704598. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Readings cover such current topics as online dispute resolution and protection of personal and property rights in cyberspace; gay marriage; and post-9/11 legislation for fighting terrorism.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Excerpts from recent and classic court cases, as well as material on trends in legal studies come from a range of legal sources, including court opinions; sociological, psychological, and anthropological analyses; historical and philosophical approaches; and literary reflections.

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Introduction to the Study of U.S. Law American Casebook Series

West Academic Publishing - Law school. Law professors can teach the course in foreign law schools using this text. This book is designed to introduce students to the highlights of the first-year curriculum at a U. S. U. S. Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780375704598. Law, thus enabling them to learn the fundamental concepts before taking upper-division courses.

Second, this book is designed for international students who want to learn about U. S. Also, foreign professors who have been trained at a U. S. Law at their home institutions. Third, the book is designed for an undergraduate pre-law course at a U. S. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Although the first chapter consists entirely of articles and other commentary, the other seven chapters consist mainly of edited court decisions.

Introduction to the Study of U.S. Law American Casebook Series - All of the chapters contain notes and questions, highlighting important issues for discussion and providing citations to cases, articles, and other materials for more in-depth study. The book is intended for several types of students:First, it is designed for international students who are attending a U.





Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing

Princeton University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Due to the sheer volume of arrests, lower courts have adopted a managerial model--and the implications are troubling. She describes in harrowing detail how the reach of America's penal state extends well beyond the shocking numbers of people incarcerated in prisons or stigmatized by a felony conviction.

Revealing and innovative, misdemeanorland shows how the lower reaches of our criminal justice system operate as a form of social control and surveillance, often without adjudicating cases or imposing formal punishment. Isbn13: 9780375704598. Used book in Good Condition. Kohler-hausmann shows how significant volumes of people are marked, tested, and subjected to surveillance and control even though about half the cases result in some form of legal dismissal.

Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing - Misdemeanorland is the first book to document the fates of the hundreds of thousands of people hauled into lower criminal courts as part of this policing experiment. Drawing on three years of fieldwork inside and outside of the courtroom, and analysis of trends in arrests and dispositions of misdemeanors going back three decades, in-depth interviews, Issa Kohler-Hausmann argues that lower courts have largely abandoned the adjudicative model of criminal law administration in which questions of factual guilt and legal punishment drive case outcomes.

Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. An in-depth look at the consequences of new york city’s dramatically expanded policing of low-level offensesFelony conviction and mass incarceration attract considerable media attention these days, not felonies, yet the most common criminal-justice encounters are for misdemeanors, and the most common outcome is not prison.





Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Broadway Books - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . Broadway Books. This is because the roots of injustice lie not inside the dark hearts of racist police officers or dishonest prosecutors, but within the minds of each and every one of us. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Used book in Good Condition.

Used book in Good Condition. But they may, the number of photos in a mug shot book, turn on the camera angle of a defendant’s taped confession, in fact, or a simple word choice during a cross-examination. Over the last two decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have uncovered many cognitive forces that operate beyond our conscious awareness.

But it’s not for the reasons we tend to think, as law professor Adam Benforado argues in this eye-opening, galvanizing book. Isbn13: 9780375704598. Even if the system operated exactly as it was designed to, we would still end up with wrongful convictions, trampled rights, and unequal treatment. Until we address these hidden biases head-on, the social inequality we see now will only widen, Benforado argues, as powerful players and institutions find ways to exploit the weaknesses of our legal system.

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice - Weaving together historical examples, scientific studies, and compelling court cases—from the border collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case—Benforado shows how our judicial processes fail to uphold our values and protect society’s weakest members.

A law professor sounds an explosive alarm on the hidden unfairness of our legal system. Kirkus reviews,  starred  a child is gunned down by a police officer; an investigator ignores critical clues in a case; an innocent man confesses to a crime he did not commit; a jury acquits a killer.





The Fall

Vintage Books - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780375704598. Vintage. Elegantly styled, camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.

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Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court

Picador - Here is the public defender who pleads most of his clients guilty with scant knowledge about their circumstances; the judge who sets outrageous bail for negligible crimes; the prosecutor who habitually declines to pursue significant cases; the court that works together to achieve a wrongful conviction.

Isbn13: 9780375704598. What she found was an assembly-line approach to justice: a system that rewards mediocre advocacy, bypasses due process, and shortchanges both defendants and victims to keep the court calendar moving. Revealing the systemic, everyday problems in our courts that must be addressed if justice is truly to be served.

Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court - Doris kearns goodwinattorney and journalist Amy Bach spent eight years investigating the widespread courtroom failures that each day upend lives across America. Holt McDougal. It is time, bach argues, to institute a new method of checks and balances that will make injustice visible―the first and necessary step to reform.

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Courts: A Text/Reader SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice

SAGE Publications, Inc - The articles reflect both classic studies of the criminal court system and state-of-the-art research, and they often have a policy perspective that demonstrates the potential impact research can have on the court system. Holt McDougal. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! A new "current cases" boxed feature elaborates on recent key court decisions and the impact they have had on issues such as defining "effective" counsel, racial bias in sentencing and jury deliberations, and the importance of judicial impartiality.

Designed to enhance understanding, the book includes a helpful "How to Read a Research Article" section before the first reading, as well as article introductions and discussion questions that will capture your interest and help you develop critical thinking skills. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Courts: A Text/Reader SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Coverage of critical topics has been expanded throughout to introduce you to important issues, bail and pretrial release, the death penalty, such as specialized courts, and restorative justice. Statistics, graphs, and tables have all been updated to demonstrate the most recent trends in the court system.

Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Condition: New. Court system in context, with each brief authored section of the text enhanced by edited research articles that illustrate the questions and controversies in the judicial system today.