Author: Carol S. Steiker
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Refusing to eradicate the death penalty, the U.S. has attempted to reform and rationalize capital punishment through federal constitutional law. While execution chambers remain active in several states, Carol Steiker and Jordan Steiker argue that the fate of the American death penalty is likely to be sealed by this failed judicial experiment.
Author: Paul J. Heald
Release Date: 2016-11-29
In the third Clarkeston Chronicles thriller, “Heald . . . shows his mastery of the legal mystery with characters as complex as any found in a Grisham novel” (Mark Schweizer, author of The Liturgical Mysteries). Melanie Wilkerson and Arthur Hughes work together in a federal judge’s chambers in the small Georgia college town of Clarkeston. With vastly differing personalities, they do their best to avoid any clashes. Melanie has returned from law school hoping to earn a solid legal reputation—and finally bury her beauty queen past. Arthur is a bright but naive Midwesterner who fell in love with Clarkeston—and is quickly falling for his attractive landlady. The cohort of federal court clerks is completed by Phil Jenkins, a Stanford graduate from San Francisco who tries his best to balance the personalities of his volatile colleagues. But they face new levels of tension when Melanie investigates the mysterious death of a young woman in the courthouse five years earlier, and Arthur wades through the horrific habeas corpus appeals of two prisoners: an infamous serial killer and a pathetic child murderer. Now, Melanie and Arthur must walk the fine line between law and justice—and between life and death—if they are going to make it, in this “disquieting look inside the workings of the justice system” (Publishers Weekly).
After watching a murderer walk free on a technicality, Nicole Sterling left the state attorney's office to start a criminal law practice. She lets her partners handle the assault and murder files while she specializes in white-collar crime. With her own mother's life slowly slipping away before her eyes, Nicole has had about all she can take of death. But when a client is accused of killing her own baby, Nicole is drawn in to the case. Also looking for answers is Detective Sam Bowie, a man as infuriating as he is sexy. Sparks fly between them, but the last thing Nicole has room in her life for is a romantic entanglement. Their investigation reveals that Nicole's client could be just one of many innocent victims of a horrific conspiracy. Now, she must put her own life on the line to uncover the truth—and risk her heart—if she's to have a future with Sam. 55,000 words
As the 1920’s begins to roar, Gabrielle Tanner drinks and dances her way through the speakeasies of New York City, trying to outrun the memories that haunt her dreams, even if it means behavior close to courting death. Then fate throws her to the floor in the path of Henry Morteaux, a man who seems as haunted as she is and as desperate for fun, a man with a dark past—but then, most men have secrets these days. When the darkness grows too close for comfort, Gabbi must confront Henry and her own ghosts, and in the process, she learns that love can transcend death.
This collection deals with complex issues relating to death such as 'mercy killings', the 'right to die' and murder. the relationship will always be controversial. This timely and provocative collection brings together scholars from Australia, Britain and the US.
Author: Maria Lewis
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2018-10-31
'Maria Lewis is a must-read' Buzzfeed 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember' One More Page Considering her status as the world's most powerful medium, Casper von Klitzing and her twin brother Baristan have lived a pretty normal life - until now. After a horrific incident in her home city of Berlin, orchestrated by the mysterious Oct, Casper is consumed with vengeance towards an enemy she doesn't understand. But the only other person ever to escape Oct was a witch - and so Casper is soon on her trail. But this witch does not want to be found. Diving headfirst into the supernaturally secretive world of spells, charms and covens, it's not long before Casper is crossing more than just the line between the living and the dead . . . Reinventing witches and ghosts with a much-needed feminist twist, this is an unmissable new read from one of the most exciting voices in fantasy: 'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock' Good Reading Magazine 'I can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur 'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read.' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl) 'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake' The West Australian 'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters.' Sci Fi Bulletin 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember.' One More Page
Author: Jack Shadoian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2003-01-16
Genre: Performing Arts
Dreams and Dead Ends provides a compelling history of the twentieth-century American gangster film. Beginning with Little Caesar (1930) and ending with Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995), Jack Shadoian adroitly analyzes twenty notable examples of the crime film genre. Moving chronologically through nearly seven decades, this volume offers illuminating readings of a select group of the classic films--including The Public Enemy, D.O.A., Bonnie and Clyde, and The Godfather--that best define and represent each period in the development of the American crime film. Richly illustrated with more than seventy film stills, Dreams and Dead Ends details the evolution of the genre through insightful and precise considerations of cinematography, characterization, and narrative style. This updated edition includes new readings of three additional movies--Once Upon a Time in America, Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, and Criss Cross--and brings this clear and lively discussion of the history of the gangster film to the end of the twentieth century.
Life for most people, is a stiff challenge. Seldom indeed, are good jobs handed to one on a platter. You typically, train, study and learn, to pursue a path to perfection. When tackling the job of a Montana Timber Faller, the Author jumped in with both feet, on the 1st day. This was truly a situation of, 'live and learn', as you go. I was 'blessed beyond belief' to make it through each and every week. By keeping my 'nose to the grind-stone' and my eyes, ever-vigilant on my surroundings, I was able to survive countless encounters that were destined to cripple my career. In the end, I was still alive and smiling. 'Someone' was surely, watching over me.
Author: Abraham Gross
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 2005
Spirituality and Law is an in-depth evaluation of martyrdom impulses in Christianity and Judaism. Author Abraham Gross analyzes the spiritual yearning of martyrdom in each religion over a period of 1,500 years, from the 2nd to the 16th century. Special attention is given to the Roman period, 9th century Cordova, and 13th-15th century Franciscans.
Author: Kerry L Malawista
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2013-05-28
The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits therapists from engaging in such activities. Practitioners can only share memories of a client in circumscribed ways, while respecting the patient's confidentiality. Therefore, they may find it difficult to discuss the things that made the therapeutic relationship meaningful. Similarly, when a therapist loses someone in their private lives, they are expected to isolate themselves from grief, since allowing one's personal life to enter the working relationship can interfere with a client's self-discovery and healing. For therapists caught between their grief and the empathy they provide for their clients, this collection explores the complexity of bereavement within the practice setting. It also examines the professional and personal ramifications of death and loss for the practicing clinician. Featuring original essays from longstanding practitioners, the collection demonstrates the universal experience of bereavement while outlining a theoretical framework for the position of the bereft therapist. Essays cover the unexpected death of clients and patient suicide, personal loss in a therapist's life, the grief of clients who lose a therapist, disastrous loss within a community, and the grief resulting from professional losses and disruptions. The first of its kind, this volume gives voice to long-suppressed thoughts and emotions, enabling psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health specialists to achieve the connection and healing they bring to their own work.
Author: Steve Gimbel
Publisher: Open Court
Release Date: 2011-04-15
This book is another one of those late-night Grateful Dead inspired dorm room conversations with friends . . . only this time it’s your professors sitting cross-legged on the floor asking if anyone else wants to order a pizza. The Grateful Dead emerged from the San Francisco counter-culture movement of the late 1960s to become an American icon. Part of the reason they remain an institution four decades later is that they and their fans, the Deadheads, embody deviation from social, artistic, and industry norms. From the beginning, the Grateful Dead has represented rethinking what we do and how we do it. Their long, free-form jams stood in stark contrast to the three minute, radio friendly, formulaic rock that preceded them. Allowing their fans to tape and trade recordings of shows and distributing concert tickets themselves bucked the corporate control of popular music. The use of mind-altering chemicals questioned the nature of consciousness and reality. The practice of “touring,” following the band from city to city, living as modern day nomads presented a model distinct from the work-a-day option assumed by most in our corporate dominated culture. As a result, Deadheads are a quite introspective lot. The Grateful Dead and Philosophy contains essays from twenty professional philosophers whose love of the music and scene have led them to reflect on different philosophical questions that arise from the enigma that is the Grateful Dead. Coming from a variety of perspectives, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, The Grateful Dead and Philosophy considers how the Grateful Dead fits into the broader trends of American thought running through pragmatism and the Beat poets, how the parking lot scene with its tie-dyed t-shirt and veggie burrito vendors was both a rejection and embrace of capitalism, and whether Jerry Garcia and the Buddha were more than just a couple of fat guys talking about peace. The lyrics of the Grateful Dead’s many songs are also the basis for several essays considering questions of fate and freedom, the nature-nurture debate, and gamblers’ ethics.
Author: Paul Herzberg
Publisher: Oberon Books
Release Date: 2002-10-03
I've been running. All this time. But not from him. I've been running. Now I stop.' Based on a true story, The Dead Wait is an explosive journey through war, death and redemption told by three people caught in the insanity of conflict and haunted by its horrors. Rich in language and visceral in impact, the play follows the journey of Josh Gilmore, a young athlete turned soldier from darkness to light, from the Angolan War of 1982 to the present day and the creation of a new South Africa. First performed at Royal Exchange Theatre in October 2002, directed by Jacob Murray.