American Law and Legal Systems

ISBN-10: 0130993115
ISBN-13: 9780130993113
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
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Description: For undergraduate-level courses in Introduction to Law and the Judicial Process, in Departments of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Business. This text presents a clear examination of the philosophy of law within a political, social, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $101.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

For undergraduate-level courses in Introduction to Law and the Judicial Process, in Departments of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Business. This text presents a clear examination of the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework. Coverage introduces readers to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basicsfrom how a lawsuit is filed to the final appealand review English legal roots.

Preface
Introduction
Functions of Law in Society
Sources of Law in Society
Kinds of Law
Bob Jones University v. United States
Conclusion
History and the Law
Law Through the Ages
The English Heritage
The American Experience
The American Legal Profession
Conclusion
Court Organization
The Federal Court System
State Court Systems
Judicial Selection
Removal of Judges
Conclusion
Procedure and Evidence
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civil Procedure
Criminal Procedure
Rules of Evidence
Conclusion
Limitations
Judicial Restraint
Legal Limitations
Conclusion
Constitutional Law
Judicial Review
Constitutional Interpretation
Major Constitutional Doctrines
Conclusion
Criminal Law
Characteristics of Criminal Law
Elements of a Crime
Parties to a Crime
Procedural Criminal Law
Punishment
Juvenile Justice
Two Case Studies in Criminal Law
Conclusion
Administrative Law
Delegation Theory
Judicial Review and Administrative Law
Conclusion
Environmental Law
Environmental Law Jurisprudence
Major Environmental Legislation
Issues of Environmental Law
Conclusion
Torts
Negligence
Intentional Torts
Strict Liability
General Tort Defenses
Conclusion
Contracts
Contractual Terms of Art
Formation of Contracts
Breach of Contract
Rules of Construction
Uniform Commercial Code
Consumer Law
Business Relationships
Conclusion
Property
Estates
Inception of Title and Liens
Probate and Succession
Trusts and Gifts
Intellectual Property
Conclusion
Conclusion
Law as Protector and Oppressor
Law and Politics
Law and Society
Law and Economics
Final Reflections
Legal Research
Glossary
Index

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