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Pursuit of Justice Law and Economics of Legal Institutions

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ISBN-10: 023010245X

ISBN-13: 9780230102453

Edition: 2010

Authors: Edward J. L�pez, Robert D. Tollison

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The Pursuit of Justiceis a realistic yet hopeful analysis of how the law works in practice rather than in theory. The multi-chapter discussion recognizes that decision makers in the law -- judges, lawyers, juries, police, forensic experts and more -- respond systematically to the incentive structures with which they are confronted. In turn, incentives are a function of economic and institutional design. While these chapters shed light on how perverse incentives result in adverse outcomes, each chapter also suggests institutional reforms that would create better incentives within the legal system.
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Book details

List price: $84.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 7/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

An Introduction to the Pursuit of Justice
The Rise of Government Law Enforcement in England
Electoral Pressures and the Legal System: Friends or Foes?
Romancing Forensics: Legal Failure in Forensic Science Administration
Judicial Checks on Corruption
Effects of Judicial Selection on Criminal Sentencing
Economic Development Takings as Government Failure
On the Impossibility of "Just Compensation" When Property is Taken
The Lawyer-Judge Hypothesis
Class Action Rent Extraction
Cy Pres and its Predators
Licensing Lawyers: Failure in the Provision of Legal Services