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Title Taming the Presumption of Innocence
Author Richard L. Lippke
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2016-02-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780190469207
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The notion that an individual accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty is one of the cornerstones of the American criminal justice system. However, the presumption of innocence creates a number of practical and theoretical issues, particularly regarding pre-trial and post-trial processes. In Taming the Presumption of Innocence, Richard L. Lippke argues that the presumption of innocence should be contained to the criminal trial. Beyond the realm of the trial, legal professionals, investigators, and the general public should carry out their respective roles in the criminal justice process without making any presumptions about guilt or innocence whatsoever. Rather than eschewing the significance of the presumption of innocence, the book defends its role within its proper context, the criminal trial. According to Lippke, other aspects of the criminal justice system such as investigation, lawmaking, and treatment of ex-offenders should be conducted in such a way that reflects the fallibility and unpredictability of the system without involving the issue of presumed guilt or innocence. Lippke dispels the idea that the presumption of innocence can be used to remedy some of the current issues in the practice of criminal justice, and instead proposes engaging in deeper, more substantive reforms of the American criminal justice system. The first monograph dedicated exclusively to the presumption of innocence, Taming the Presumption of Innocence will be an ideal text for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal theory.

Taming The Dragon by United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Title Taming the Dragon
Author United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category Electronic government information
Total Pages 50
ISBN MINN:31951D022651557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Ethics Of Plea Bargaining by Richard L. Lippke

Title The Ethics of Plea Bargaining
Author Richard L. Lippke
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 2011
Category Law
Total Pages 258
ISBN 9780199641468
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Plea bargaining is among the most controversial practices within the US criminal justice system. It offers the accused less punishment in exchange for an admission of guilt and can impose added punishment on those who insist on going to trial. This book offers the first extended critical analysis of the ethics of the practice.

Title Crime Police and Penal Policy
Author Clive Emsley
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2007-07-05
Category History
Total Pages 285
ISBN 9780199202850
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How did ideas about crime and criminals change in Europe from around 1750 to 1940? How did European states respond to these changes with the development of police and penal institutions? Clive Emsley addresses these questions using recent research on the history of crime and criminal justice in Europe. He reveals that many of the ideas hailed as new in current debate on crime and its 'solutions', have a very long and illustrious history.

Breaking The Pendulum by Philip Goodman

Title Breaking the Pendulum
Author Philip Goodman
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2017-03-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9780190676810
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The history of criminal justice in the U.S. is often described as a pendulum, swinging back and forth between strict punishment and lenient rehabilitation. While this view is common wisdom, it is wrong. In Breaking the Pendulum, Philip Goodman, Joshua Page, and Michelle Phelps systematically debunk the pendulum perspective, showing that it distorts how and why criminal justice changes. The pendulum model blinds us to the blending of penal orientations, policies, and practices, as well as the struggle between actors that shapes laws, institutions, and how we think about crime, punishment, and related issues. Through a re-analysis of more than two hundred years of penal history, starting with the rise of penitentiaries in the 19th Century and ending with ongoing efforts to roll back mass incarceration, the authors offer an alternative approach to conceptualizing penal development. Their agonistic perspective posits that struggle is the motor force of criminal justice history. Punishment expands, contracts, and morphs because of contestation between real people in real contexts, not a mechanical "swing" of the pendulum. This alternative framework is far more accurate and empowering than metaphors that ignore or downplay the importance of struggle in shaping criminal justice. This clearly written, engaging book is an invaluable resource for teachers, students, and scholars seeking to understand the past, present, and future of American criminal justice. By demonstrating the central role of struggle in generating major transformations, Breaking the Pendulum encourages combatants to keep fighting to change the system.

The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James

Title The Turn of the Screw
Author Henry James
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2020-01-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 138
ISBN 9781528789240
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This gothic classic, “The Turn of the Screw” is one of the most famous ghost stories of all time. On Christmas Eve, Douglas reads a manuscript written by a former acquaintance, the governess, whom Douglas claims to have known and who is now dead. The manuscript tells the story of how the young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the tragic deaths of their parents. He is uninterested in raising the children. The governess’s new employer gives her full responsibility for the young siblings and explicitly states that he is not to be bothered with communications of any sort. Set in a remote estate this critically acclaimed novella tells the tale of a governess who, looking after two children, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted. This story has been adapted many times for film and television, most recently in The Turning (2020). Famed for its ability to create an intimate sense of confusion and suspense, this novella is a must-read for all horror and ghost story fans.

The Taming Of Chance by Ian Hacking

Title The Taming of Chance
Author Ian Hacking
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1990-08-31
Category History
Total Pages 264
ISBN 0521388848
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

Youth Street Gangs by David C. Brotherton

Title Youth Street Gangs
Author David C. Brotherton
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-04-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 228
ISBN 9781135005955
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gangs have been heavily pathologized in the last several decades. In comparison to the pioneering Chicago School's work on gangs in the 1920s we have moved away from a humanistic appraisal of and sensitivity toward the phenomenon and have allowed the gang to become a highly plastic folk devil outside of history. This pathologization of the gang has particularly negative consequences for democracy in an age of punishment, cruelty and coercive social control. This is the central thesis of David Brotherton’s new and highly contentious book on street gangs. Drawing on a wealth of highly acclaimed original research, Brotherton explores the socially layered practices of street gangs, including community movements, cultural projects and sites of social resistance. The book also critically reviews gang theory and the geographical trajectories of streets gangs from New York and Puerto Rico to Europe, the Caribbean and South America, as well as state-sponsored reactions and the enabling role of orthodox criminology. In opposition to the dominant gang discourses, Brotherton proposes the development of a critical studies approach to gangs and concludes by making a plea for researchers to engage the gang reflexively, paying attention to the contradictory agency of the gang and what gang members actually tell us. The book is essential reading for academics and students involved in the study of juvenile delinquency, youth studies, deviance, gang studies and cultural criminology.

Title Neurointerventions Crime and Punishment
Author Jesper Ryberg
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2019
Category Law
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780190846428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Advances in new neuroscientific research tools and technologies have not only led to new insight into the processes of the human brain, they have also refined and provided genuinely new ways of modifying and manipulating the human brain. The aspiration of such interventions is to affect conative, cognitive, and affective brain processes associated with emotional regulation, empathy, and moral judgment. Can the use of neuroscientific technologies for influencing the human functioning brain as a means of preventing offenders from engaging in future criminal conduct be justified? In Neurointerventions, Crime, and Punishment, Jesper Ryberg considers various ethical challenges surrounding this question. More precisely, he provides a framework for considering neuroethical issues within the criminal justice system and examines a set of procedures which the criminal justice system relies on to deal with criminal offending. To do this, Ryberg addresses the following questions, among others: Is it morally acceptable to offer more lenient sentences to offenders in return for participation in neuroscientific treatment programs? Or would such offers be unacceptably coercive? Is it possible to administer neurointerventions as a type of punishment? Would it be acceptable for physicians to participate in the administration of neurointerventions on offenders? What is the moral significance of the sordid history of brain interventions for the present or future use of such treatment options? As rehabilitation comes back into fashion after many decades and as neuroscientific knowledge and technology advance rapidly, these intricate and controversial topics become increasingly more urgent. Ryberg argues that many of the in-principle objections to neuroscientific treatment are premature, but given the way criminal justice systems currently function, such treatment methods should not be put into practice.

Title The Oxford History of the Prison
Author Norval Morris
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1998
Category Social Science
Total Pages 425
ISBN 0195118146
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ranging from ancient times to the present, a survey of the evolution of the prison explores its relationship to the history of Western criminal law and offers a look at the social world of prisoners over the centuries

Title Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration
Author Richard Sparks
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2016-10-18
Category Crime prevention
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9780190243098
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The United States leads the world in incarceration, and the United Kingdom is persistently one of the European countries with the highest per capita rates of imprisonment. Yet despite its increasing visibility as a social issue, mass incarceration - and its inconsistency with core democratic ideals - rarely surfaces in contemporary Anglo-American political theory. Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration seeks to overcome this puzzling disconnect by deepening the dialogue between democratic theory and punishment policy. This collection of original essays initiates a multi-disciplinary discussion among philosophers, political theorists, and criminologists regarding ways in which contemporary democratic theory might begin to think beyond mass incarceration. Rather than viewing punishment as a natural reaction to crime and imprisonment as a sensible outgrowth of this reaction, the volume argues that crime and punishment are institutions that reveal unmet demands for public oversight and democratic influence. Chapters explore theoretical paths towards de-carceration and alternatives to prison, suggest ways in which democratic theory can strengthen recent reform movements, and offer creative alternatives to mass incarceration. Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration offers guideposts for critical thinking about incarceration, examining ways to rebuild crime control institutions and create a healthier, more just society.

Title A History of Political Murder in Latin America
Author W. John Green
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2015-04-27
Category History
Total Pages 382
ISBN 9781438456638
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America. This sweeping history depicts Latin America’s pan-regional culture of political murder. Unlike typical studies of the region, which often focus on the issues or trends of individual countries, this work focuses thematically on the nature of political murder itself, comparing and contrasting its uses and practices throughout the region. W. John Green examines the entire system of political murder: the methods and justifications the perpetrators employ, the victims, and the consequences for Latin American societies. Green demonstrates that elite and state actors have been responsible for most political murders, assassinating the leaders of popular movements and other messengers of change. Latin American elites have also often targeted the potential audience for these messages through the region’s various “dirty wars.” In spite of regional differences, elites across the region have displayed considerable uniformity in justifying their use of murder, imagining themselves in a class war with democratic forces. While the United States has often been complicit in such violence, Green notes that this has not been universally true, with US support waxing and waning. A detailed appendix, exploring political murder country by country, provides an additional resource for readers.

Playing Fair by Richard Dagger

Title Playing Fair
Author Richard Dagger
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2018-06-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780190884789
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While much has been written on both political obligation and the justification of punishment, there has been little sustained effort to link the two. In Playing Fair, Richard Dagger aims to fill this gap and provide a unified theory of political obligation and the justification of punishment that takes its bearings from the principle of fair play. To do this, he first establishes the principle of fair play-the idea that people in a cooperative venture have obligations to one another to shoulder a fair share of the burdens because they receive a fair share of the benefits of cooperation-as the basis of political obligation. Dagger then argues that the members of a reasonably just polity have an obligation to obey its laws because they have an obligation of reciprocity, or fair play, to one another. This theory of political obligation provides answers to fundamental and still debated questions about how to justify punishment, who has the right to carry it out, and how much to punish. Playing Fair brings two long-standing concerns of political and legal philosophy together to rebut those who deny the possibility of a general obligation to obey the law, to defend the link between political authority and obligation, and to establish the proper scope of criminal law.

Just Sentencing by Richard S. Frase

Title Just Sentencing
Author Richard S. Frase
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2013-01-17
Category Law
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780199757862
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This title presents a fully developed punishment theory which incorporates both utilitarian and retributive sentencing purposes. The author describes and defends a hybrid sentencing model that integrates theory and practice - blending and balancing both the competing principles of retribution and rehabilitation and the procedural concern of weighing rules against discretion.

Title Guns Democracy and the Insurrectionist Idea
Author Joshua Horwitz
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date 2009-04-29
Category History
Total Pages 274
ISBN 9780472033706
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Does the gun lobby threaten the democratic institutions safeguarding individual liberty in America?

The Art Of Cross Examination by Francis Lewis Wellman

Title The Art of Cross examination
Author Francis Lewis Wellman
Publisher Library of Alexandria
Release Date 1983
Category Cross-examination
Total Pages 476
ISBN 9781465550354
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title International Co operation in Civil and Criminal Matters
Author David McClean
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2012-06-14
Category Law
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780191637216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

For over a century states have co-operated in providing evidence for use in civil trials in other countries. The growth of international crimes such as drug-trafficking, money-laundering, terrorism, and insider-trading now pose a substantial threat to the economies and stability of states, and governments and international organizations have been quick to expand past experience into a variety of responses - both diplomatic and institutional - to the new international crimes. This book sets out the law applicable to co-operation between states in these areas, and investigates the relevant practice and case law. It discusses both the civil and criminal dimensions of international co-operation. The new edition incorporates the vast number of developments that have taken place since the previous edition published in 2002, including the European Union's resolve to build an area of freedom, security, and justice, and the recent major update of the Commonwealth Scheme.

Title Procedural Justice and the Fair Trial in Contemporary Chinese Criminal Justice
Author Elisa Nesossi
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2018-08-23
Category Political Science
Total Pages 100
ISBN 9789004386389
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This review examines the literature on procedural justice and the fair trial over the past two decades in the People’s Republic of China

Critique Of Black Reason by Achille Mbembe

Title Critique of Black Reason
Author Achille Mbembe
Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date 2017-02-17
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780822373230
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Critique of Black Reason eminent critic Achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness—from the Atlantic slave trade to the present—to critically reevaluate history, racism, and the future of humanity. Mbembe teases out the intellectual consequences of the reality that Europe is no longer the world's center of gravity while mapping the relations among colonialism, slavery, and contemporary financial and extractive capital. Tracing the conjunction of Blackness with the biological fiction of race, he theorizes Black reason as the collection of discourses and practices that equated Blackness with the nonhuman in order to uphold forms of oppression. Mbembe powerfully argues that this equation of Blackness with the nonhuman will serve as the template for all new forms of exclusion. With Critique of Black Reason, Mbembe offers nothing less than a map of the world as it has been constituted through colonialism and racial thinking while providing the first glimpses of a more just future.

Title Introduction to Swiss Law
Author Marc Thommen
Publisher Carl Grossmann Verlag
Release Date 2018-09-06
Category Law
Total Pages 552
ISBN 9783941159242
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What are the origins of direct democracy in Switzerland? How does the Swiss judiciary function? What are the principles of Swiss civil, contract and administrative law? What is the role of public service broadcasting in the political decision making process? What are the leading cases in tax law? What forms of euthanasia are legal in Switzerland? In this introduction 13 legal scholars of the University of Zürich Law Faculty try to answer these questions and give the reader an overview of Swiss public, private and criminal law. As the first comprehensive introduction to Swiss law in English, it is addressed to both lawyers from abroad and incoming students.