Author: John Monahan
Release Date: 2005-12-01
This introduction to Social Science in Law offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of how American courts use research and testimony from the social sciences in reaching their decisions.The publication incorporates Dauber v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision on scientific evidence in addition to new Daubert-based cases cited throughout the book. The book offers an in-depth discussion of the growing use of survey methods to establish damages in mass tort cases. The authors have integrated the latest Web site addresses to aid in further social science and legal research. It includes selections from two handbooks: the Federal Judicial Center Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence and West's® Modern Scientific Evidence.
Author: John Monahan
Publisher: Foundation Press
Release Date: 2017-11-20
This title offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of how American courts use research and testimony from the social sciences in reaching their decisions. It is organized around Daubert v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision on scientific evidence. New Daubert-based cases are integrated throughout the text. The ninth edition offers a completely revised and up-to-date treatment of the increasingly critical role social science research plays in both federal and state judicial opinions.
Author: Stephen J. Morewitz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-08-15
The role of behavioral and social sciences in the courtroom setting has expanded exponentially in the past few decades. It is now widely recognized that scientists in these areas provide critical contextual information for legal decision making, and that there is a reliable knowledge base for doing so. While there are many handbooks of forensic psychology, this is the first such volume to incorporate sociological findings, broadening the conceptual basis for examining cases in both the civil and criminal realms, including immigration issues, personal injury, child custody, and sexual harassment. This volume will examine the responsibilities of expert witnesses and consultants, and how they may utilize principles, theories and methods from both sociology and psychology. It will show these disciplines together can improve the identification and apprehension of criminals, as well as enhance the administration of justice by clarifying profiles of criminal behavior, particularly in cases of serial killers, death threat makers, stalkers, and kidnappers. The volume is quite comprehensive, covering a range of medical, school, environmental and business settings. Throughout it links basic ideas to real applications and their impact on the justice system.
Author: D. Kelly Weisberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Family & Relationships
A Domestic Violence casebook featuring cases, statutes, notes, interdisciplinary materials, narratives, problems, and a particular sensitivity to the victim's perspective as well as issues of race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. Features: Reflects the social reality of intimate partner violence through human-interest narratives that complement the cases Integrates interdisciplinary perspectives, including excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, literature, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, and medicine Blends analyses of current social science research to enhance student understanding Focuses on cutting-edge areas of law and often-ignored issues Covers the full range of types of abuse Presents a variety of problem exercises derived from actual cases and current events Easily adapts to shorter or longer courses
Author: Holly D. Doremus
Publisher: Foundation Press
Release Date: 2012
This casebook takes a very broad view of environmental law, encompassing the regulation of private and public land use and protection of wildlife as well as pollution control and remediation. It provides sufficient breadth for any introductory environmental or natural resources law course. It also strikes a balance by focusing in detail on those portions of the statutes covered that raise particularly interesting or important conceptual issues. Throughout, it highlights perpetual controversies such as the nature of human relationships to nature and the appropriate extent of individual control over natural resource use. The Fifth Edition includes problems that help students develop and test their facility with the materials in the text and the concepts underlying those materials. The new edition will also have new chapters on international environmental law issues and on enforcement issues.
Author: William Cohen
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Civil rights
Constitutional Law: Civil Liberty & Individual Rights focuses on freedom, privacy, equality & the right to vote. It emphasizes history & the interrelation of law, policy & theory. The Fourth Edition expands coverage of the decision-making process & the impact of Supreme Court decisions. The book contains approximately 100 principal cases & notes that discuss more than 200 additional cases. It provides brief biographies of many members of the Supreme Court, & draws on the private papers of more than a dozen chief justices & justices.
Author: David Hunter
Publisher: Foundation Press
Release Date: 2016-05
This treaty supplement is meant to complement the Fifth edition of International Environmental Law & Policy. It includes the major hard and soft law instruments that embody the field of international environmental law. It thus includes the major multilateral environmental agreements as well as some excerpts from important related treaties such as trade agreements and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Author: Samuel Issacharoff
Release Date: 2012
This text provides a systematic description of the legal construction of American democracy. Much of this edition's revision consists of making note material more concise and reducing the coverage of issues that have become less important as the frontiers of the field moved in new directions. This edition covers the historical development of the individual right to vote; current struggles over racial gerrymandering; the relationship of the state to political parties; the constitutional and policy issues surrounding campaign-finance reform; and the tension between majority rule and fair representation of minorities in democratic bodies.
Author: Charles A. Shanor
Release Date: 2011
This casebook, in a logical and student-friendly format, presents the challenges that terrorism poses to the law. The decisions of Congress, the President, and the courts are organized around various counterterrorism strategies and processes. Strategies used in the United States are compared with those of other nations. The cases and notes explore fascinating issues seldom found elsewhere in law schools such as, crimes punishing speech; warrantless searches and seizures; data mining; foreign intelligence surveillance; extraordinary rendition; state secrets; lengthy military detention; enhanced interrogation techniques; unusual trial forums and processes; targeted killings; immigration sweeps; and compensation barriers. Illustrations include: boundary-blurring between criminal and military law reconsideration of traditional detention and interrogation practices mingling of investigation and intelligence-gathering exceptions to constitutional protections of individual rights new fault lines between courts, the executive, and Congress modifications to the law of armed conflict revisions to immigration law unique aspects of compensation systems related to terrorism. The book is structured into the following chapters and topics: Chapter I provides a broad brush introduction, primarily non-legal, to terrorism and counterterrorism, a short substitute for an undergraduate overview of this field. Chapters II and III explore antiterrorism criminal law (including punishments) and criminal procedures related to finding terrorists. Chapter IV then examines in detail a specific investigatory tool, foreign intelligence surveillance. Chapters V-VII present the legal battles over civilian and military detention and interrogation of alleged terrorists and the processes (mainly habeas corpus) for ending detention. Trial processes concerning defendants c
Author: Raymond Albert, MSW, JD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2000-02-16
This completely rewritten and updated new edition of a practical text continues to provide a firm introduction to law and legal processes and their relation to social work practice. Using Clinton's welfare reform act of 1996, Albert provides a conceptual framework to illustrate how socio-legal problems emerge in the welfare state, and presents the skills base necessary for effective social work response. A new section on socio-legal issues highlights many fields where social worker-lawyer partnerships can occur, such as civil rights and advocacy, the death penalty, liability for neglect in nursing homes, informed consent and medical treatment, and much more. Filled with techniques for reading and understanding judicial opinion, legislative statues, and bills, this new edition will appeal to all professors of law and social work courses, as well as courses on the welfare state.
Author: Monica K. Miller
Release Date: 2016-06-06
This first volume of an exciting annual series presents important new developments in the psychology behind issues in the law and its applications. Psychological theory is used to explore why many current legal policies and procedures can be ineffective or counterproductive, with special emphasis on new findings on how witnesses, jurors, and suspects may be influenced, sometimes leading to injustice. Expert scholars make recommendations for improvements, suggesting both future directions for research inquiries on topics and needed policy changes. Topics included in this initial offering have rarely been considered in such an in-depth fashion or are in need of serious re-thinking: Interrogation of minority suspects: pathways to true and false confessions. A comprehensive evaluation of showups. The weapon focus effect for person identifications and descriptions. The psychology of criminal jury instructions. Structured risk assessment and legal decision making. Children’s participation in legal proceedings: stress, coping, and consequences. Sex offender policy and prevention. The psychology of tort law. Demonstrating the scope and rigor that will characterize the series, Volume 1 of Advances in Psychology and Law will interest psychology and legal experts as well as practicing psychologists, and will inspire fresh thinking as the two fields continue to interact.
Author: Professor of Commercial Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for Legal Research Jill Poole
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-09-07
Jill Poole's bestselling Casebook on Contract Law provides students with a comprehensive selection of case law, addressing all aspects of the subject encountered on undergraduate courses. Extracts have been carefully chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts, and to show how legal principles develop. Cases can either be analysed and discussed in isolation or, taken as a whole, the selection of cases form chapters providing a structured overview of the modern law of contract. Online Resource Centre The casebook is fully supported by an Online Resource Centre, which provides: - Self-test questions and answers - Guidance on answering questions in contract law - Exercises and guidance on reading cases - An opportunity for students to ask the author any questions
Author: Ralph Banks
Publisher: Foundation Press
Release Date: 2016-07
White Supremacy pervades American history. Moreover, notwithstanding landmark civil rights gains and egalitarian aspirations, America remains segregated and unequal. This book examines the role of law in reinforcing and ameliorating racial injustice. Although surveying key historical precedents, its primary focus is the present. The book examines contemporary controversies across a variety of settings, animated by three fundamental questions: What is the current racial order? To what extent is it unjust? How can law and legal actors advance a more racially just order? The book uses cases, statutes andother sources of law, supplemented by problems and exercises, to equip students to both critique and construct pragmatic solutions to race-related controversies.
From the initial investigation of a crime to the sentencing of an offender, many everyday practices within the criminal justice system involve complex psychological processes. This volume analyzes the processes involved in such tasks as interviewing witnesses, detecting deception, and eliciting eyewitness reports and identification from adults and children. Factors that influence decision making by jurors and judges are examined as well. Throughout, findings from experimental research are translated into clear recommendations for improving the quality of evidence and the fairness of investigative and legal proceedings. The book also addresses salient methodological questions and identifies key directions for future investigation.
Author: Victoria Sutton
Release Date: 2007-01-01
This casebook addresses a broad range of issues in many areas of law which are affected by recent advances in biotechnology. The book seeks to examine the law and the underlying science and policy of biotechnology in addressing these issues. This interdisciplinary book will include biotechnology issues in biologically engineered plants and foods, genetically engineered organisms, cloning, DNA, the Human Genome Project, patenting, property law, criminal law, evidence, and international aspects of law and biotechnology. The governmental management of these issues through the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch, as well as the private sector interaction, is examined. Several appendices are included in the casebook, which are useful reference tools for the student or the practitioner.