From pulitzer prize winner raymond Bonner, the gripping story of a grievously mishandled murder case that put a twenty-three-year-old man on death row. In january 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Moving, suspenseful, anatomy of injustice is a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, and enlightening, enraging, increasingly important debate about inequality and the death penalty.
Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong #ad - . Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. With the exemplary moral commitment and tenacious investigation that have distinguished his reporting career, Bonner follows Holt's battle to save Elmore's life and shows us how his case is a textbook example of what can go wrong in the American justice system.
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Walker show how these dynamics shape the development of constitutional doctrine. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors incorporate the latest scholarship in the fields of both political science and legal studies and offer solid analysis of both classic and contemporary landmark cases, including key opinions handed down through the 2017 session.
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Guns across America: Reconciling Gun Rules and RightsOxford University Press #ad - Gun rights supporters wear tri-cornered hats, wave the stars and stripes, and ask what would have happened if the revolutionaries had been unarmed when the British were coming. Guns across america reveals the long-hidden truth: that gun regulations are in fact as American as apple pie Oxford university Press USA.
Not only can gun rights and rules coexist, but they have throughout American history. As robert J. Spitzer examines interpretations of the second amendment, the assault weapons controversy, modern "stand your ground" laws, and the so-called "right of rebellion" to show that they play out in America's contemporary political landscape in ways that bear little resemblance to our imagined past.
Spitzer demonstrates in Guns across America, gun ownership is as old as the nation, but so is gun regulation. And as gun rights proponents seek to roll back gun laws and press as many guns into as many hands as possible, warning that gun rights are endangered, they sidestep the central question: are stricter gun laws incompatible with robust gun rights? Spitzer answers this question by examining New York State's tough gun laws, where his political analysis is complemented by his own quest for a concealed carry handgun permit and construction of a legal AR-15 assault weapon.
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In vast swathes of america, the sacredness of the Second Amendment has become a political third rail, never to be questioned. Yet the all-too-familiar narrative of America's gun past, is not only mythologized, echoed in the Supreme Court's Heller gun rights decision, but historically wrong.
A Trial by JuryVintage #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Graham burnett answered his jury duty summons, he expected to spend a few days catching up on his reading in the court waiting room. 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.
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Criminal Justice EthicsPearson #ad - For anyone involved in/with the criminal justice system. Often includes articles that argue for unpopular or unusual positions. An introduction on ethical reasoning and ethics pedagogy is followed by sections on the nature of criminal guilt, law enforcement, judicial processing, law making, punishment and emerging issues technology and media.
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Introduction to Forensic AnthropologyRoutledge #ad - Oxford university Press USA. The fifth edition has been fully updated in light of recent developments, incorporating new and improved methods as well as fresh data. The section on human osteology and odontology in particular has been expanded. Introduction to forensic anthropology uses the terminology and best practices recommended by the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Anthropology SWGANTH.
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the methods and issues in the current practice of forensic anthropology. This accessible and engaging text offers an array of features to support teaching and learning, including: boxed case studies extensive figures and photographs chapter summaries and student exercises a glossary of terms further resources via a companion website.
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In a brilliantly provocative study, david Garland explains this tenacity and shows how death penalty practice has come to bear the distinctive hallmarks of America’s political institutions and cultural conflicts. Oxford university Press USA. America’s radical federalism and local democracy, as well as its legacy of violence and racism, account for our divergence from the rest of the West.
Death penalty is a peculiar institution, and a uniquely American one. So the death penalty continues to respond to popular will, providing drama for the media, enhancing the power of criminal justice professionals, and bringing pleasure to a public audience who consumes its chilling tales. Yet the supreme court insists that the issue is to be decided by local political actors and public opinion.
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Criminal justice today: an introductory text for the 21st Century , 15th Edition, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, is also available via Revel™, and study in one continuous experience. Its comprehensive coverage focuses on the crime picture in the US and the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
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