Criminal Defence and Procedure

Author: T. Scheffer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023028311X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Doing Procedure provides an in-depth comparison of criminal defence work in different legal cultures, showing how defence work is shaped by different regimes and how it influences outcomes.

Obstacles to Fairness in Criminal Proceedings

Author: John D Jackson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 178225837X
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This volume considers the way in which the focus on individual rights may constitute an obstacle to ensuring fairness in criminal proceedings. The increasingly cosmopolitan nature of criminal justice, forcing legal systems with different institutional forms and practices to interact with each other as they attempt to combat crime beyond national borders, has accentuated the need for systems to seek legitimacy beyond their domestic traditions. Fairness, expressed in terms of the right to a fair trial in provisions such as Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, has emerged across Europe as the principal means of guaranteeing the legitimacy of criminal proceedings. The consequence of this is that criminal procedure doctrines are framed overwhelmingly in 'constitutional' terms – the protection of defence rights is necessary to restrict and legitimate the state's mandate to prosecute crime. Yet there are various problems with relying solely or predominantly on defence rights as a means of ensuring that proceedings are 'fair' or legitimate and these issues are rarely discussed in the academic literature. In this volume, scholars from the disciplines of law, philosophy and sociology challenge various normative assumptions underpinning our understanding of fairness in criminal proceedings.

Discourses of Deficit

Author: C. Candlin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230299024
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Key practitioners and researchers explore how people routinely and at particular sites are discursively constructed as deficient in ways that may affect their life chances. The book offers examples of how adopting multiple perspectives on research can provide a rich explanatory analysis of the construct of 'deficit' in a range of domains.

Inside Immigration Law

Author: Tobias G. Eule
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131711616X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Inside Immigration Law analyses the practice of implementing immigration law, examining the different political and organisational forces that influence the process. Based on unparalleled academic access to the German migration management system, this book provides new insights into the ’black box’ of regulating immigration, revealing how the application of immigration law to individual cases can be chaotic, improvised and sometimes arbitrary, and either informed or distorted by the complex, politically laden and changeable nature of both German and EU immigration laws. Drawing on extensive empirical material, including participant observation, interviews and analyses of public as well as confidential documents in German immigration offices, Inside Immigration Law unveils the complex practices of decision-making and work organisation in a politically contested environment. A comparative, critical evaluation of the work of offices that examines the discretion and client interactions of bureaucrats, the management of legal knowledge and symbolism and the relationships between immigration offices and external political forces, this book will be of interest to sociologists, legal scholars and political scientists working in the areas of migration, integration and the study of work and organisations.

Principles of German Criminal Procedure

Author: Michael Bohlander
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847318983
Format: PDF
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The book aims to outlinie the fundamental aspects of the German approach to criminal procedure; it is meant as a companion volume to the author's earlier publications, 'The German Criminal Code - A Modern English Translation', and 'Principles of German Criminal Law', also with Hart. In appropriate cases, comparisons to English and Welsh law have been drawn. The chapters cover a wide range of issues from setting out the basic procedural principles to presenting the main players in the criminal justice system, pre-trial investigations, the path from indictment to trial judgment, rules of evidence, sentencing, and appeals and post-conviction review. As far as it is useful for an introductory text, the differences between proceedings against adults and juveniles are highlighted. The theoretical discussion of decision-making and style of judgment writing is supported by practical insights through specimen translations of an indictment, a trial judgment and an appellate judgment by the Federal Court of Justice.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Bowker s Law Books and Serials in Print

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"An indispensable law library aid to both the reference law librarian & the acquisitions librarian."--Martha Keister, Assistant Law Librarian & Head of Public Services, Pace University School of Law. "A well-planned modern reference tool that will be valuable in all types of law libraries."--Texas Bar Journal. With 60,000 titles intended exclusively for legal professionals, this unmatched bibliography lists virtually every available legal resource - books & serials, microfiche, audio & video cassettes, software & online databases. Focusing on core legal titles selected & classified under the supervision of a staff of legal experts, LAW BOOK & SERIALS IN PRINT 1992 includes almost 23,000 descriptive annotations which provide expert guidance on selecting the right sources for every research need. And now it keeps you current with quarterly cumulative supplements AT NO EXTRA COST! Updated annually in hardcover. An R. R. Bowker title.

Phenomenology of the Alien

Author: Bernhard Waldenfels
Publisher: Studies in Phenomenology and E
ISBN: 9780810127579
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Tanja Stähler and Alexander Kozin's elegant translation of Bernhard Waldenfels's Phenomenology of the Alien (Grundmotive einer Phänomenologie des Fremden) introduces the English readership to the philosophy of alien-experience, a multifaceted and multidimensional phenomenon that permeates our everyday experiences of the life-world with immediate implications for the ways we conduct our social, political, and ethical affairs. With impressive erudition Waldenfels weaves in xenological themes from classical philosophy, contemporary phenomenology, literature, linguistics, sociology, and anthropology to address the boundaries of experience that unite and separate human beings, their collectives, their perceptions, and aspirations. While the debate has long raged in German-speaking circles, Waldenfels's work is largely unavailable to the English-speaking audience, with the only other translation being The Order in the Twilight (1996). Phenomenology of the Alien is a superb introduction to both xenological phenomenology, and the the question of the alien as it has been unfolding in contemporary thought. Bernhard Waldenfels is Professor Emeritus at