Law Makers Law Breakers and Uncommon Trials

Author: Robert Aitken
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590318803
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

From the divine right of Charles I to the civil rights struggle of Rosa Parks, 25 non-fiction stories provide a panorama of people whose actions helped form our legal system and our world. Constitution makers, Civil War enemies, Irish rebels, World War II Nazis, murder and passion, art and prejudice appear in a page-turner that reads like a mystery novel. Did Dr. Samuel Mudd participate in the Lincoln assassination? Was Captain Charles McVay III responsible for the sinking of the USS Indianapolis? Did Levi Weeks kill pretty Elma Sands? Read about unknown founder James Wilson and Hitler's lawyer, Hans Frank. Discover the back stories of landmark cases and enjoy the cross examination and trial skills of lawyers in top form.

A Finger in Lincoln s Brain What Modern Science Reveals about Lincoln His Assassination and Its Aftermath

Author: E. Lawrence Abel
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440831195
Release Date: 2015-01-16
Genre: Political Science

This intriguing book examines Lincoln's assassination from a behavioral and medical sciences perspective, providing new insights into everything from ballistics and forensics to the medical intervention to save his life, the autopsy results, his compromised embalming, and the final odyssey of his bodily remains. • Challenges the long-standing account of Lincoln's last hours and examines the debate about whether his doctor prolonged or shortened his life • Sheds light on the crime with an in-depth analysis of ballistics and detailed forensics information • Features a new interpretation of why Booth shot Lincoln

After Genocide

Author: Adam M. Smith
ISBN: UOM:39076002799083
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Law

An international lawyer reviews the serious shortcomings of the international justice system in several hotspots and illustrates the viability of a counterintuitive solution to genocide and other mass crimes: to entrust the challenging, potentially destabilizing work of war crimes justice to the very states affected by the crimes.

The Hall Mills Murder Case

Author: William Moses Kunstler
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813509122
Release Date: 1964
Genre: True Crime

On Saturday, September 16, 1922, the bodies of Edward Hall, a handsome Episcopal rector, and Eleanor Mills, his choir singer and lover, were found near a lovers' lane in New Jersey. Four years later, the minister's widow and her brothers were tried for the murders and acquitted. Renowned criminal lawyer William M. Kunstler tells the tale.


Author: Joel Garden
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781496976673
Release Date: 2014-05-19
Genre: Drama

Host is a historical drama which covers the journey not of one set of characters but of a whole nation, the Kingdom of Tizlius. Within these pages are the stories of Tizlius monarch’s and nobles, usurpers and Chancellors, clans and generals, its alliance with its co-religionists against their common enemy, years of plague and unrest, political conspiracies, regicide and civil war.

Taking the Path of Zen

Author: Robert Aitken
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 9781466895232
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Religion

There is a fine art to presenting complex ideas with simplicity and insight, in a manner that both guides and inspires. In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity. The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that everything flows from the center. He discusses correct breathing, posture, routine, teacher-student relations, and koan study, as well as common problems and milestones encountered in the process. Throughout the book the author returns to zazen, offering further advice and more advanced techniques. The orientation extends to various religious attitudes and includes detailed discussions of the Three Treasures and the Ten Precepts of Zen Buddhism. Taking the Path of Zen will serve as orientation and guide for anyone who is drawn to the ways of Zen, from the simply curious to the serious Zen student.


Author: John Earl Haynes
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300129874
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Communism

This extraordinary book is the first to examine the thousands of documents of the super-secret Venona Project -- an American intelligence project that uncovered not only an enormous range of Soviet espionage activities against the United States during World War II but also the Americans who abetted this effort. The stunning revelations of the Venona papers, only made public in 1995, illuminate in a new way the Stalin era and early Cold War years.

Model Jury Instructions

Author: American Bar Association
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590314867
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Law

"This addition to the Model Jury Instructions series, published by the ABA Section of Litigation, provides clear and balanced instructions for presentation to juries in business torts litigation. These models accurately and impartially present the elements and critical definitions of business torts law in language that is understandable and familiar to the average juror. The book includes a CD-ROM of the jury instructions that allows for easy adaptation to particular cases or points." "Besides making it easy to present first-rate instructions, the models and supporting citations give you an excellent starting place from which to investigate the nuances of a particular jurisdiction. This book gives you the framework for preparing and trying your case, from analyzing the fact situation and planning strategy to preparing your final argument."--BOOK JACKET.

Cyber Criminals on Trial

Author: Russell G. Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139454811
Release Date: 2004-10-25
Genre: Social Science

As computer-related crime becomes more important globally, both scholarly and journalistic accounts tend to focus on the ways in which the crime has been committed and how it could have been prevented. Very little has been written about what follows: the capture, possible extradition, prosecution, sentencing and incarceration of the cyber criminal. Originally published in 2004, this book provides an international study of the manner in which cyber criminals are dealt with by the judicial process. It is a sequel to the groundbreaking Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace by Grabosky, Smith and Dempsey (Cambridge University Press, 2001). Some of the most prominent cases from around the world are presented in an attempt to discern trends in the handling of cases, and common factors and problems that emerge during the processes of prosecution, trial and sentencing.


Author: James Grippando
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590316665
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When young Ryan Coolidge finds himself in trouble with the law, he teams up with a magical old lawyer named Hezekiah who helps Ryan time travel into the law books and find precedents and people who can help defend Ryan in court. Children's BOMC.

America s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David W. Neubauer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305446106
Release Date: 2015-02-15
Genre: Education

The premier choice for Courts courses for decades, this popular text offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella's crisp and clear writing, characterized by the organization of material into brief sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material. At the same time, the text's innovative courtroom workhouse model -- which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney -- brings the courtroom to life. AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM has long been known for the way it gives students an accurate glimpse of what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the Twelfth Edition is no exception. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.