Social Media in the Courtroom A New Era for Criminal Justice

Author: Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440830061
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Social media hasn't just changed society—it's changing the way in which criminal law is prosecuted, defended, and adjudicated. This fascinating book explains how. • Examines the criminal justice system from multiple perspectives in order to give fair attention to the successful uses of social media as well as the abuses • Comprehensively covers current issues that have broad, long-term repercussions for the criminal justice system • Provides a convenient overview of all the information related to social media and criminal law in one place • Cites relevant cases and statutes

Social Networks and Surveillance for Society

Author: Tansel Özyer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319782568
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book focuses on recent technical advancements and state-of-the art technologies for analyzing characteristic features and probabilistic modelling of complex social networks and decentralized online network architectures. Such research results in applications related to surveillance and privacy, fraud analysis, cyber forensics, propaganda campaigns, as well as for online social networks such as Facebook. The text illustrates the benefits of using advanced social network analysis methods through application case studies based on practical test results from synthetic and real-world data. This book will appeal to researchers and students working in these areas.


Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319894447
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As research continues to accumulate on the connections between media and crime,0'#Crime' explores the impact of social media on the criminal legal system. It examines how media influences our perceptions of crime, the perpetration of crime, and the implementation of punishment, whilst emphasizing the significance of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. It offers an accessible and in-depth examination of media and in each chapter there are case studies and examples from both legacy and new media, including discussions from Twitter that are being used to raise awareness of criminal legal issues. It also includes interviews with international scholars and practitioners from Australia, Belgium, and the United States to voice a range of global perspectives.

In Crime s Archive

Author: Katherine Biber
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317402677
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book investigates what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings. During the criminal trial, evidentiary material is tightly regulated; it is formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence and criminal procedure. However, these rules and procedures cannot govern or control this material after proceedings have ended. In its ‘afterlife’, criminal evidence continues to proliferate in cultural contexts. It might be photographic or video evidence, private diaries and correspondence, weapons, physical objects or forensic data, and it arouses the interest of journalists, scholars, curators, writers or artists. Building on a growing cultural interest in criminal archival materials, this book shows how in its afterlife, criminal evidence gives rise to new uses and interpretations, new concepts and questions, many of which are creative and transformative of crime and evidence, and some of which are transgressive, dangerous or insensitive. It takes the judicial principle of open justice – the assumption that justice must be seen to be done – and investigates instances in which we might see too much, too little or from a distorted angle. It centres upon a series of case studies, including those of Lindy Chamberlain and, more recently, Oscar Pistorius, in which criminal evidence has re-appeared outside of the criminal process. Traversing museums, libraries, galleries and other repositories, and drawing on extensive interviews with cultural practitioners and legal professionals, this book probes the legal, ethical, affective and aesthetic implications of the cultural afterlife of evidence.

An Introduction to American Policing

Author: Dennis J. Stevens
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284110117
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"An Introduction to American Policing, Second Edition" connects the US criminal justice system, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. It is the perfect resource for a Police Science course.

Cameras in the Courtroom

Author: Marjorie Cohn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742520233
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Through interviews with numerous legal scholars, attorneys, defendants, jurors, witnesses, and journalists, relevant issues are thoroughly examined in this balanced discussion of television in the courtroom. The impact of the cameras in several recent trials, such as those of O.J. Simpson, William Kennedy Smith, and the Menendez brothers, is analyzed, as well as a number of recent cases in which cameras were excluded, including those of Susan Smith and Rodney King. Why the courts, including the Supreme Court, have traditionally excluded cameras is fully covered, and an historical perspective on televised trials is provided. A look at Court TV provides an instructive overview of the good and bad of television coverage, while the concluding sections of the work focus on the future of cameras in the courtroom. --Publisher.

Die Jury

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641110238
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Gerechtigkeit oder Rache? Ein zehnjähriges Mädchen wird brutal misshandelt und vergewaltigt. Ihr Vater, Carl Lee Hailey, übt Selbstjustiz und tötet die geständigen Täter, als sie nach einer ersten Anhörung den Gerichtssaal verlassen. Mord oder Hinrichtung? Gerechtigkeit oder Rache? Das Verfahren gegen Hailey gerät zum Sensationsprozess. Staatsanwalt und Richter sind Weiße, Hailey ist ein Schwarzer.

The New Jim Crow

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Format: PDF
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Death Row Women

Author: Mark Gado
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275993610
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A vivid recounting of the crimes, trials, and media frenzy surrounding the six females sentenced to death in New York during the twentieth century.

Tabloid Justice

Author: Richard Logan Fox
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588265326
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praise for the 1st edition:?A much needed exploration into media coverage and audience reaction to high-profile criminal cases.... Clearly written and accessible.? ?Diana Owen, Political Science Quarterly?A timely, provocative, and data-rich study.? ?Scott L. Althaus, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics?A very useful primer on the ?tabloidization? of news.... The authors? statistical evidence is accessible and convincing.? ?Thomas Shevory, Law and Politics Book ReviewThis new edition of Tabloid Justice reveals that, although the media focus on high-profile criminal trials is thought by many to have diminished in the years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the polarized, partisan coverage of these trials has in fact intensified. The authors investigate the profoundly negative impact of the media?s coverage of the criminal justice system?coverage that frequently highlights and aggravates the deepest divisions in US society.Features of the new edition include results of a recent national poll, richer demographic data, and discussion of the blogosphere?s rising significance. Thorough analysis of recent tabloid cases (featuring Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson, Dennis Kozlowski, Scott Peterson, and Martha Stewart) provides a contemporary window on the tactics of a media driven by profit to the detriment of political and legal principles.Richard L. Fox is associate professor of political science at Union College. He is author of Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections. Robert W. Van Sickel is assistant professor of political science at Indiana State University. He is author of Not a Particularly Different Voice: The Jurisprudence of Sandra Day O?Connor. Thomas L. Steiger is professor of sociology at Indiana State University. His publications include Life?s Social Journey (with Diana Grimes) and Rethinking the Labor Process (coedited with Peter Meiksins).Contents: Introduction: A Time of Tabloid Justice. Looking for This Week?s ?Trial of the Century.? The Mainstream Media Go Tabloid. Tabloid Justice and the Evolution of New Media. Public Opinion, Trial Coverage, and Faith in the Criminal Justice System. Race, Gender, Class, and Tabloid Justice. Is There Any Escape from Tabloid Justice?