Administrative Justice in the United States

Author: Peter L. Strauss
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ISBN: 9780890890424
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Thoroughly revised and expanded, the second edition offers not only a comprehensive introduction to the caselaw, statutes, and literature of the subject, but also a wide range of websites through which American government can be explored firsthand."--BOOK JACKET.

Administrative Justice and the Supremacy of Law in the United States

Author: John Dickinson
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584772735
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Dickinson [1894-1952] examines the relationship between administrative tribunals and the courts, and problems that arise from the judicial review of administrative determinations. Dickinson is especially concerned with factors that determine the scope and purposes of a review. His study is notable in part because it offers a near-contemporary assessment of the Hepburn amendments to the Interstate Commerce Act (1906) and other changes enacted in the early 1900s.

Imperial Control of the Administration of Justice in the Thirteen American Colonies 1684 1776

Author: George Adrian Washburne
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584776218
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English Law and the American Colonies. The British government was certain that its American colonies would be governed by English law, but was uncertain about the nature of its legal institutions. The development of the legal system in the thirteen colonies, and the way English institutions were adapted to colonial conditions, is the subject of this monograph. Impressively documented, it is founded on original research based on manuscript sources in the United States and Great Britain. Reprint of a title in the Columbia University series Studies in History, Economics and Public Law. Reprint of sole edition. Originally published: New York: Columbia University Press, 1923. George Adrian Washburne [1884-1948] was a professor of history at Ohio State University. This work is based on his 1923 Ph.D thesis.

Task Force Report

Author: United States. Task Force on the Administration of Justice
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This report of the Task Force on the Administration of Justice of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice presents findings and recommendations that relate to problems facing the Nation's criminal courts. The report is not a comprehensive survey of American criminal courts or of the activities of the personnel related to them. It confines itself to those parts of the court system and those aspects of the criminal process that the Commission believes are in most need of reform. It focuses on urban courts, particularly urban lower courts. Two important nontrial aspects of the criminal process are considered in detail: the prosecutor's charge decision and the negotiated guilty plea. These administrative and largely invisible procedures now determine the disposition of most criminal cases in many urban courts. The task force also analyzes the sentencing decision, the laws under which it is made, the procedures by which it is made, and the training of the men who make it. It discusses the problems associated with the pretrial release of defendants and explores such subjects as structural reorganization of the courts, methods for scheduling cases and ensuring that they proceed expeditiously, and the management of jurors and witnesses. The report recognizes the importance of substantive criminal law reform and the inherent limits of effective law enforcement. Reflected in the report is the Commission's finding that a major need of many courts is more, better qualified, and better trained personnel. It examines the selection and training of judges and prosecutors.

Coordinating the Criminal Justice System

Author: Leslie J. Smith
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 1461679397
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This guide was developed to assist students, professors, executives of local criminal justice systems, and appointed and elected officials of general government to have a better understanding on how the criminal justice system should function. It may also be of special interest to citizens and public officials who sense that more collaboration and coordination is needed to enhance criminal justice decision making which, in turn, will have a positive impact on local criminal justice systems. Leslie J. Smith advocates that the performance of the criminal justice system should be measured in terms of achieving the goals and objectives of each component collectively. Although the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the U.S. government are constitutionally independent and not required to engage in any coordinated planning activities, these requirements should not lead to poor performance. It is essential to promote positive government through increased collaboration by identifying philosophical principles that will promote the participation of citizens, law enforcement, judiciary, prosecution, corrections, victims, treatment providers, and educators in the development of strategies to prevent, reduce and control crime. There are approximately twenty states throughout the United States that have fostered criminal justice collaborations of this type. The key to accomplishing this objective is effective leadership. This approach is growing in popularity and this book will assist in the further development of this strategy. This guide provides a step-by-step strategy that simplifies the aforementioned issues. It will be especially advantageous for newly appointed criminal coordinators, planners, and others that are charged with creating a hands-on approach to coordinating their local criminal justice processes. Above all, as criminal justice presses forward to the future, the guide will assist in "bridging the gap" between traditional and contemporary approaches to criminal justice planning.