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Law and Justice An Introduction to the American Legal System

ISBN-10: 0132328631
ISBN-13: 9780132328630
Edition: 6th 2008
Authors: Howard Abadinsky
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Book details

List price: $132.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Editionoffers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic.nbsp;nbsp;This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal systemrsquo;s need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more!Provides a comprehensive look at the justice system from various perspectives. Discusses many aspects of law and judicial process such as: the role of natural law, statutory law, legal reasoning, case law, legal education, the legal profession, the court systems, the appellate court process, the constitution, judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys etc.Ideal for anyone interested in the American Legal System.

About the Author
Preface
Law and Justice Chronology
An Introduction to Law and Justice
Systems of Law and Justice
A History of Law and Justice in America
Law Schools and Legal Education
The Legal Profession and the Practice of Law
The Structure and Administration of State and Federal Courts
The Appellate Process and Judicial Review
Judicial Interpretation and Policy-Making
Judges, Prosecutors, and Criminal Defense Attorneys
Criminal Justice
Negotiated Justice: Plea Bargaining
Civil Justice
Juvenile Justice
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Therapeutic Justice
Glossary
References
Case Index
Author Index
Subject Index

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