Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Ronald J. Bacigal
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766830837
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Criminal Law and Procedure: An Introduction, 2nd Edition is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the practice and theory of criminal law. Written primarily for paralegal, legal studies, and criminal justice students at the college level, this book also serves as an excellent introductory guide for anyone preparing for a career in law.

Criminal Law and Procedure An Overview

Author: Ronald J. Bacigal
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305172166
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Law

Criminal law and criminal procedure are two distinct areas of study. Discover both and see how they work together in CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE: AN OVERVIEW, 4TH EDITION. This book's clear and concise presentation will equip you for a variety of legal careers as it covers both the substance of criminal law and criminal procedure to give you a solid overview of the entire criminal justice system. The book first defines criminal responsibility and addresses major felonies recognized in most, if not all, jurisdictions. The second half details procedural aspects of the entire criminal justice system, from arrest to appeal and habeas corpus, with special emphasis on the U.S. Constitution's fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments. A wealth of summaries and excerpts from court cases highlight practical applications of this book's legal principles.This edition introduces emerging topics and increases coverage of ethical issues, such as the impact of electronic communications on the discovery process. New Learning Objectives and Sidebars draw attention to concept summary charts, while new practice exercises, essays and integrated discussion questions help you apply criminal law and procedure as it is practiced today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Terance D. Miethe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521844079
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

Punishment in different forms is examined, including corporal and economic punishment.

The Fundamental Concept of Crime in International Criminal Law

Author: Iryna Marchuk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642282461
Release Date: 2013-07-29
Genre: Law

This book examines the rapid development of the fundamental concept of a crime in international criminal law from a comparative law perspective. In this context, particular thought has been given to the catalyzing impact of the criminal law theory that has developed in major world legal systems upon the crystallization of the substantive part of international criminal law. This study offers a critical overview of international and domestic jurisprudence with regard to the construal of the concept of a crime (actus reus, mens rea, defences, modes of liability) and exposes roots of confusion in international criminal law through a comprehensive comparative analysis of substantive criminal laws in selected legal jurisdictions.

The Shari a and Islamic Criminal Justice in Time of War and Peace

Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107471153
Release Date: 2013-10-21
Genre: Political Science

This innovative and important book applies classical Sunni Muslim legal and religious doctrine to contemporary issues surrounding armed conflict. In doing so it shows that the shari'a and Islamic law are not only compatible with contemporary international human rights law and international humanitarian law norms, but are appropriate for use in Muslim societies. By grounding contemporary post-conflict processes and procedures in classical Muslim legal and religious doctrine, it becomes more accessible to Muslim societies who are looking for appropriate legal mechanisms to deal with the aftermath of armed conflict. This book uniquely presents a critique of the violent practices of contemporary Muslims and Muslim clerics who support these practices. It rebuts Islamophobes in the West that discredit Islam on the basis of the abhorrent practices of some Muslims, and hopes to reduce tensions between Western and Islamic civilizations by enhancing common understanding of the issues.

Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice

Author: Philip Reichel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483321967
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Social Science

Transnational crime and justice will characterize the 21st century in same way that traditional street crimes dominated the 20th century. In the Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice, Philip Reichel and Jay Albanese bring together top scholars from around the world to offer perspectives on the laws, crimes, and criminal justice responses to transnational crime. This concise, reader-friendly handbook is organized logically around four major themes: the problem of transnational crime; analysis of specific transnational crimes; approaches to its control; and regional geographical analyses. Each comprehensive chapter is designed to be explored as a stand-alone topic, making this handbook an important textbook and reference tool for students and practitioners alike.

Criminal Evidence and Procedure

Author: Alastair N. Brown
ISBN: 0406952302
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Criminal procedure

This introductory book, designed for all law students, for criminal law practitioners and for those whose work requires them to understand the criminal justice system sets out the essentials of the law of criminal evidence and procedure in a clear and readable form.

Human Rights and Personal Self Defense in International Law

Author: Jan Arno Hessbruegge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190655020
Release Date: 2017-01-10

Based on author's thesis (doctoral - European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, 2016) isued under title: The right to personal self-defence as a general principle of law and its general application in international human rights law.

History of Criminal Justice

Author: Mark Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317522461
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: History

Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text now concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security.

Issues in Islamic Law

Author: MashoodA. Baderin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351561938
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Religion

Islamic substantive law, otherwise called branches of the law (furu? al-fiqh), covers the textual provisions and jurisprudential rulings relating to specific transactions under Islamic law. It is to Islamic substantive law that the rules of Islamic legal theory are applied. The relationship between Islamic legal theory and Islamic substantive law is metaphorically described by Islamic jurists as a process of ?cultivation? (istithmar), whereby the qualified jurist (mujtahid), as the ?cultivator?, uses relevant rules of legal theory to harvest the substantive law on specific issues in form of ?fruits? (thamarat) from the sources. The articles in this volume engage critically with selected substantive issues in Islamic law, including family law; law of inheritance; law of financial transactions; criminal law; judicial procedure; and international law (al-siyar). These areas of substantive law have been selected due to their contemporary relevance and application in different parts of the Muslim world today. The volume features an introductory overview of the subject as well as a comprehensive bibliography to aid further research.

Evidence in International Criminal Trials

Author: Mark Klamberg
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004236516
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Law

Evidence in International Criminal Trials compares procedural activities relevant for international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court: evaluation, collection, disclosure, admissibility and presentation of evidence. The book provides guidance on how to confront legal as well as factual issues.

A World View of Criminal Justice

Author: Richard Vogler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351961394
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Law

Criminal justice procedure is the bedrock of human rights. Surprisingly, however, in an era of unprecedented change in criminal justice around the world, it is often dismissed as technical and unimportant. This failure to take procedure seriously has a terrible cost, allowing reform to be driven by purely pragmatic considerations, cost-cutting or foreign influence. Current US political domination, for example, has produced a historic and global shift towards more adversarial procedure, which is widely misunderstood and inconsistently implemented. This book addresses such issues by bringing together a huge range of historical and contemporary research on criminal justice in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. It proposes a theory of procedure derived from the three great international trial modes of 'inquisitorial justice', 'adversarial justice' and 'popular justice'. This approach opens up the possibility of assessing criminal justice from a more objective standpoint, as well as providing a sourcebook for comparative study and practical reform around the world.

An Introduction to the Model Penal Code

Author: Markus D. Dubber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190243074
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Law

In this second edition of his well-received introductory overview of the Model Penal Code, Markus Dubber retains the book's original aim to serve as an accessible companion to the Code. Professor Dubber unlocks the Model Penal Code's potential as a key to the study of American criminal law for law students and teachers, and for anyone else with an interest in understanding the basic contours of American criminal law. While the book's general goal and basic approach remain unchanged, its content has been thoroughly revised. Citations to primary and secondary materials have been updated and supplemented where appropriate. The American Law Institute's ongoing revision of the Code's sentencing and sexual offense provisions has been taken into account. Also, the comparative analysis found sporadically throughout the original edition has been expanded in places to provide additional context.

Islam and International Law

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004233362
Release Date: 2013-06-13
Genre: Law

Islam and International Law explores the multi-faceted relationship of Islam and international law. Current debates on Sharia, Islam and the “West” often suffer from prejudice and platitudes. The book seeks to engage such self-centrism by providing a plurality of perspectives, both in terms of interdisciplinary research and geographic backgrounds.