Social Science in Law Cases and Materials

Author: John Monahan
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1634605314
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre: Law

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.

An Introduction to Social Science in Law

Author: John Monahan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1587789876
Release Date: 2005-12-01
Genre: Law

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.

Domestic Violence

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454859963
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

Environmental Policy Law

Author: Holly D. Doremus
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1609301730
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

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.

Constitutional Law

Author: William Cohen
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060807133
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.

Women s Human Rights

Author: Susan Deller Ross
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200027
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Law

According to Susan Deller Ross, many human rights advocates still do not see women's rights as human rights. Yet women in many countries suffer from laws, practices, customs, and cultural and religious norms that consign them to a deeply inferior status. Advocates might conceive of human rights as involving torture, extrajudicial killings, or cruel and degrading treatment—all clearly in violation of international human rights—and think those issues irrelevant to women. Yet is female genital mutilation, practiced on millions of young girls and even infants, not a gross violation of human rights? When a family decides to murder a daughter in the name of "honor," is that not an extrajudicial killing? When a husband rapes or savagely beats his wife, knowing the legal authorities will take no action on her behalf, is that not cruel and degrading treatment? Women's Human Rights is the first human rights casebook to focus specifically on women's human rights. Rich with interdisciplinary material, the book advances the study of the deprivation and violence women suffer due to discriminatory laws, religions, and customs that deny them their most fundamental freedoms. It also provides present and future lawyers the legal tools for change, demonstrating how human rights treaties can be used to obtain new laws and court decisions that protect women against discrimination with respect to employment, land ownership, inheritance, subordination in marriage, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, polygamy, child marriage, and the denial of reproductive rights. Ross examines international and regional human rights treaties in depth, including treaty language and the jurisprudence and general interpretive guidelines developed by human rights bodies. By studying how international human rights law has been and can be implemented at the domestic level through local courts and legislatures, readers will understand how to call upon these newly articulated human rights to help bring about legislation, court decisions, and executive action that protect women from human rights violations.

Psychology and Law

Author: Neil Brewer
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462532346
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: Psychology

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.

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

Author: Andrew E. Taslitz
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1609302273
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Law

This casebook offers instructors maximum pedagogical freedom to craft an exciting course using seminal U.S. Supreme Court cases, legal scholarship, social science research, interdisciplinary essays, and over 175 illuminating problems. Building on the strengths of the earlier editions, the Fifth Edition features relevant excerpts of law review articles, as well as significant media reports (which includes insights from respected legal experts and other commentary), noteworthy state and lower federal court decisions, emergent social science research, illustrative web links, and multiple, hypothetical problem-solving opportunities throughout a text that maintains its relevance and user-friendly structure for new and old adopters alike.

The Law of Democracy

Author: Samuel Issacharoff
Publisher:
ISBN: 1599419351
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

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.

International Environmental Law and Policy Treaty Supplement 2016

Author: David Hunter
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1609303970
Release Date: 2016-05
Genre:

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.

Law Society and Community

Author: Richard Nobles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317107286
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Genre: Law

This collection of socio-legal studies, written by leading theorists and researchers from around the world, offers original, perceptive and critical contributions to ideas and theories that have been expounded by Roger Cotterrell over a long and distinguished career. Engaging with many classic issues and theories of the sociology of law, the contributions are likely to become classics themselves as they tackle some of the most significant challenges that modern law faces. They do not shy away from what one of the contributors describes as the complexity and multiplicity of our contemporary legal world. The book is organized in three parts: socio-legal themes; methodological and jurisprudential themes; globalization, cultural and comparative law themes. Starting with a chapter that re-engages with the need to interpret legal ideas sociologically, and ending with one that explores the global significance of modern fascination with the idea of the rule of law, this selection offers important additions to the oeuvre of Roger Cotterrell (a list of whose academic writings is included in the book).

Racial Justice and Law

Author: Ralph Banks
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1609302303
Release Date: 2016-07
Genre:

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.

Advances in Psychology and Law

Author: Monica K. Miller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319294063
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Psychology

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.

Public Welfare Law

Author: David Super
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1628103477
Release Date: 2016-12-18
Genre:

Public Welfare Law provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of public benefit law. Its heaviest emphasis is on AFDC/TANF, food stamps/SNAP, Medicaid, Social Security/SSI, and unemployment compensation. It also includes both main cases and extensive note materials on a wide range of other programs, including public housing, Section 8, the Low-Income Housing Credit, LIHEAP, school meals, WIC, disaster assistance, trade adjustment assistance, foster care, veterans' pensions, Black Lung disability, survivors' insurance, general assistance, and lifeline communications, among others. To help students develop transferable analytic skills, it is organized by concept rather than by program, with each conceptual chapter drawing illustrations from multiple programs. Thus, for example, chapters cover means testing, program administration, federalism, the differences between capped and open-ended programs, the amount of benefits and the form in which they are provided, work, other behavioral rules, interactions with immigration law, and challenges facing people with disabilities. Each chapter then draws on examples from multiple programs, allowing students to see both commonalities and critical differences. Copious notes, discussion questions, and problems in each section facilitate moving class discussion in many different directions. The book can support a substantive course or seminar in public benefits law or the classroom component of a clinic or practicum. It includes both practical materials (e.g., a step-by-step guide to calculating SNAP and EITC eligibility and benefits, cases on each of the five steps of the SSDI/SSI disability determination process) and theoretical and policy insights from across the political spectrum. Although its emphasis is on law, it also acquaints students with important social scientists such as William Julius Wilson, Kathryn Edin, Frances Fox Piven, and Richard Cloward and with research organizations such as the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It also includes the voices of recipients of public benefits. The book is also designed to support a course in legislation and regulation. To this end, cases and materials were selected to present crucial aspects of administrative law (e.g., rule-making, FOIA, FACA, Chevron deference, arbitrary and capricious review, and procedural due process), major approaches to statutory interpretation, economic analysis of agency behavior and regulatory choices, public choice, privatization, and institutional reform litigation. A complete teacher's manual will provide suggestions on helping students through the more technical aspects of the materials, what to expect from discussion of the various questions and problems, and the author's insights from having taught these materials at six law schools as well as to policy and social work students.

Counterterrorism Law

Author: Charles A. Shanor
Publisher:
ISBN: 1609300165
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

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