Revised for 2017. A premier source of information on post-conviction relief in Pennsylvania. This is an essential guide for criminal practitioners, prosecutors, law clerks and judges. It includes comprehensive discussion and citation to case law, annotated comments on the applicable rules of procedure and the governing statute. Also contains valuable samples for practitioners and judges.
Author: John W. Palmer
Release Date: 2014-09-19
This text details critical information on all aspects of prison litigation, including information on trial and appeal, conditions of isolated confinement, access to the courts, parole, right to medical aid and liabilities of prison officials. Highlighted topics include application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to prisons, protection given to HIV-positive inmates, and actions of the Supreme Court and Congress to stem the flow of prison litigation. Part II contains Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I.
Author: Hans Zinsser
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics
When Rats, Lice and History appeared in 1935, Hans Zinsser was a highly regarded Harvard biologist who had never written about historical events. Although he had published under a pseudonym, virtually all of his previous writings had dealt with infections and immunity and had appeared either in medical and scientific journals or in book format. Today he is best remembered as the author of Rats, Lice, and History, which gone through multiple editions and remains a masterpiece of science writing for a general readership. To Zinsser, scientific research was high adventure and the investigation of infectious disease, a field of battle. Yet at the same time he maintained a love of literature and philosophy. His goal in Rats, Lice and History was to bring science, philosophy, and literature together to establish the importance of disease, and especially epidemic infectious disease, as a major force in human affairs. Zinsser cast his work as the "biography" of a disease. In his view, infectious disease simply represented an attempt of a living organism to survive. From a human perspective, an invading pathogen was abnormal; from the perspective of the pathogen it was perfectly normal. This book is devoted to a discussion of the biology of typhus and history of typhus fever in human affairs. Zinsser begins by pointing out that the louse was the constant companion of human beings. Under certain conditions–to wash or to change clothing–lice proliferated. The typhus pathogen was transmitted by rat fleas to human beings, who then transmitted it to other humans and in some strains from human to human. Rats, Lice and History is a tour de force. It combines Zinsser's expertise in biology with his broad knowledge of the humanities
Author: Louis Howell Jr
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2015-11-18
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2015 in the subject Law - Criminal process, Criminology, Law Enforcement, grade: A, Northcentral University, course: Scholarly Literature Review, language: English, abstract: The causes of juvenile delinquency have being a field that many scholars have built their research on. In addition, causes leading to violent behavior especially among the youth has being widely studied aiming at intervention at an early stage (Schreck, Fisher, & Miller, 2012). In the vast field of psychology, human violence is a key element consequently; psychologists evaluate how the environment interacts with the individual to result in a violent act (Jessica, Osmond, & Ballick, 2014). Juvenile violence is a key issue in the corridors of justice on a global scale. However, juvenile violence focuses on the punishment rather than development of mechanisms that may be instrumental in prevention and intervention at early stage in life (Winterdyk, 2014). There are two outstanding themes in this literature review. First theme is that various life events and immediate environment including home, school, and neighborhood is essential in shaping ones trajectory as ones transit from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. The second theme is that identifying such life events is the determining factor of delinquent behavior. In summary, the pathway to crime for a child is greatly dependent on the social bonds that exist in the society.
Author: Paul Bergman
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Understand criminal Law!Learn your rights and how to protect yourself Whether you face a criminal case, work in law enforcement, or simply want to know more about the criminal law system, this book can help. Criminal Law: A Desk Reference covers the basic to the complex in alphabetical order. Whether it’s “alibi” or “writ of habeas corpus,” the book makes it easy to find and understand what you’re looking for. It even provides links to articles about the law in your state. With this book you’ll be able to: • learn the law with real-life examples • understand procedures from arraignment through appeals • determine defenses to common crimes • examine actual criminal statutes • understand new movements in the law, like "revenge porn" prosecutions, and • learn about working with a lawyer. The third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest criminal law trends and Supreme Court rulings.
Author: Peter C. Kratcoski
Release Date: 2017-04-27
Genre: Social Science
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the methods used in the Criminal Justice system in the United States to counsel and treat offenders. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate and early graduate-level students for courses in Correctional Treatment or Rehabilitation, or Community Corrections more broadly. The sections in the book provide: - Aims and Scope of Correctional Counseling and Treatment -Tools that Corrections Workers Use (including counseling and case management) - Behavioral Modification Treatments: Examples and Applications - Cognitive Therapies: Examples and Applications Throughout the text, there is an emphasis on the big picture: the interaction of the correctional component of the justice system with other components, particularly courts (including special courts like family courts, drug courts, veterans courts and other programs). Chapters in this book address the diverse population of correctional facilities, including juvenile offenders; those with mental illness, addiction and substance abuse problems, physical and mental disabilities; and homeless populations. The author also provides analysis of how legislation influences the corrections process. This work is also enhanced by providing comparative analysis of the criminal and juvenile justice systems: their goals, objectives, and how these can affect counseling and treatment available within these two systems. This pedagogical features of this engaging text include: excerpted interviews with correctional practitioners about the problems and challenges they encounter, discussion questions, classification instruments and real-world examples of specific treatments programs, and case studies that give students the chance to select the appropriate interviewing, counseling or treatment approach to deal with the problem/ issues of the case. This work provides students with an overview of the methods used for Correctional Treatment and Counseling, and the tools to begin to think critically about how and when to apply these methods.
Author: Ivan Denison
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2013-04-26
499 pages focused on State Post Conviction Relief which is a specific area that is not addressed by other books. Like no other, this book has a multitude of forms and sample filings that is a must have for every pro se prisoner.
Author: John S. McKeown
Publisher: Lexis Nexis
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics
Canadian Intellectual Property Law and Strategy provides a comprehensive overview of the Canadian law relating to trademarks, copyright and industrial designs, along with strategic, practice-oriented commentary regarding how such laws can best be used for business advantage. The first part of the book is devoted to trademarks. The material in this section, in addition to providing an overview of Canadian trademark law, will deal with how a foreign trademark owner can use the system most advantageously. The initial focus will be on acquisition of rights - for example, anapplication can be filed in Canada based on foreign registration and use and a registration can be obtained without having to show any use of the trade mark in Canada - while latter sections will emphasize the best strategies to maintain and protect trademark rights in Canada. The second part of the book is devoted to copyright, with less emphasis on the specific industries-e.g., movie production-that typically rely on the copyright system than a broad, business-oriented treatment that reflects the potentially far-reaching impact of the law. (For example, copyright cansubsist in a design trade mark if sufficiently original.) The approach will thus be of a general commercial nature, emphasizing how legislation can be used to protect rights in Canada, with specific attention paid to understanding which rights are available and the steps that should be taken toprotect those rights, whether by means of the appropriate assignments and registrations, or on enforcement actions in the Canadian courts.
"People Power is about how people can effectively organize to pursue justice, what power structures do in response to organizing, and how to beat the powers that be. Providing a vibrant story of many different organizers and organizations, its lessons are essential if we are to restore American democracy"--
Author: Zachary A. Smith
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Smith's Guide to Habeas Corpus Relief provides a complete reference for the entire process of filing Habeas Corpus appeals for state prisoners. It includes example documents and full information on time limits for every step of the process. Designed to be used by prisoners working on their own behalf, it also serves as a guide to monitor the progress and diligence of attorneys working for prisoners who may be less attentive to deadlines than desired. Blank forms and fully-detailed example forms are included. Step by step instructions walk anyone through the process from start, to the last form and addendum to be sent to the US. Supreme Court.