No Higher Calling No Greater Responsibility

Author: John W. Suthers
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 155591893X
Format: PDF, Docs
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"A balanced critique of the justice system."—Steven Carter, former Indiana attorney generalDemystifying the powerful role of public prosecutors in the United States, John Suthers draws on more than thirty years’ experience as a prosecutor in his exploration of this public office, even tackling some controversial calls for reform.

The German Prosecution Service

Author: Shawn Marie Boyne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642409288
Format: PDF, ePub
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Acclaimed as the "the most objective prosecutors in the world", the German prosecution service has long attracted the attention in the past of comparative law scholars. At first glance, the institutional position and statutory mandate of German prosecutors indicate that that reputation is well-deserved. Unfortunately, the introduction of charge-bargaining has opened the door to criticism that German prosecutors have abandoned their role of objective decision-makers. Using interview data collected from interviews with German prosecutors themselves as well as quantitative data, the book uses the actual voices of German prosecutors to show how real-world constraints, rather than changes in the law, undermine the ability of German prosecutors to objectively seek the truth. The book will take readers behind closed doors where prosecutors discuss case decisions and unveil the realities of practice. As a result, it will critically revise previous studies of German prosecution practices and offer readers a well-researched ethnographic analysis of actual German decision-making practices and the culture of the prosecution service. Unlike prosecutors in America's adversarial system, whom critics claim are driven by a "conviction-mentality" and gamesmanship, German prosecutors are institutionally positioned to function as (at least semi-)judicial officials dedicated to finding a case's objective truth. The book argues that, organizational incentives and norms, rather than the boundaries of the law determinately shapes how prosecutors investigate and prosecute crime in Germany.

Criminal Courts

Author: Craig Hemmens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412979560
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive textbook covers court structure, courtroom actors, and the trial and appeal process. In addition, it also covers related areas often not covered, or inadequately covered, in many courts textbooks. These include judicial decision-making, specialized courts, and comparative court systems.

America s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David W. Neubauer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337557897
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The premier choice for Courts courses for decades, this popular text offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella's crisp and clear writing, characterized by the organization of material into brief sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material. At the same time, the text's innovative courtroom workhouse model -- which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney -- brings the courtroom to life. AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM has long been known for the way it gives students an accurate glimpse of what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the thirteenth edition is no exception. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Stop Global Warming

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: 9781555916992
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An inspirational and informative manual for would-be environmental activists looks at the causes and consequence of global warming and shows why everyone needs to get involved, regardless of age, gender, or political affiliation. Original.

A Vision for 2012

Author: John L. Petersen
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555916619
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many believe that the world is entering a time of monumental change. In this timely and insightful essay, noted futurist John L. Petersen explains how our leaders can prepare for life-altering events, such as climate change, oil shortages, financial upheaval, epidemics, or a new level of sophistication among terrorists.

The Art of Prosecution

Author: John Bugliosi
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 1889031348
Format: PDF
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A priceless powerhouse of prosecutorial guidance! Learn to solidify cases every step of the way, from the first swing of the judge's gavel to the last. Perfect for practicing prosecutors, law enforcement pros who provide the elements that help win cases and everyone in between...including law students! You'll get analyses of 5 top attributes of successful prosecutors - instruction for crafting compelling opening statements & jury-swaying summations - insider tips for selecting the right jury - advice for using questions with surgical precision to dissect testimony and reveal truth - plus case-winning witness prep instructions!

Iraq Uncensored

Author: James M. Ludes
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Brief essays on the Iraq War from a variety of American points of view discuss planning for and conducting the war, its effects on the country, foreign policy, and the Defense Department, and the lessons that the United States learned.