The Tyranny of Good Intentions

Author: Paul Craig Roberts
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307410153
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A thousand years of legal protections against tyranny are being stolen right before our eyes. Under the guise of good intentions, personal liberties as old as the Magna Carta have become casualties in the wars being waged on pollution, drugs, white-collar crime, and all of the other real and imagined social ills. The result: innocent people caught up in a bureaucratic web that destroys lives and livelihoods; businesses shuttered because of victimless infractions; a justice system that values coerced pleas over the search for truth; bullying police agencies empowered to confiscate property without due process. "A devastating indictment of our current system of justice." — Milton Friedman In this provocative book, Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton show how the law, which once shielded us from the government, has now become a powerful weapon in the hands of overzealous prosecutors and bureaucrats. Lost is the foundation upon which our freedom rest—the intricate framework of Constitutional limits that protect our property, our liberty, and our lives. Roberts and Stratton convincingly argue that this abuse of government power doesn't have ideological boundaries. Indeed, conservatives and liberals alike use prosecutors, regulators, and courts to chase after their own favorite "devils," to seek punishment over justice and expediency over freedom. The authors present harrowing accounts of people both rich and poor, of CEOs and blue-collar workers who have fallen victim to the tyranny of good intentions, who have lost possessions, careers, loved ones, and sometimes even their lives. This book is a sobering wake-up call to reclaim that which is rightly ours—liberty protected by the rule of law. From the Hardcover edition.

Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik

Author: Raj Spielmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311054265X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wie zuverlässig sind DNA-Tests und wann lässt sich eine Unschuldsvermutung vor Gericht mathematisch untermauern? Warum ist Glücksspiel im Casino als systematische Einnahmequelle ungeeignet? Welcher Zusammenhang besteht zwischen der Herzfrequenz und dem erreichbaren Lebensalter bei Tieren? Wie lässt sich begründen, warum kleinere Tiere weder in kalten noch in heißen Klimazonen leben können? Wie schnell verschwinden schädliche Gene aus einer Population und warum halten sich gewisse Erbkrankheiten trotz allem? Welche Evolutionsvorteile brachte das Leben in kleinen Gruppen zu Beginn der Menschheitsentwicklung und wie lässt sich ein Abstammungsbaum zur Sprachentwicklung aufstellen? Warum sind Börsencrashs unausweichlich und welche natürlichen Grenzen werden dem Wachstum gesetzt? In einer Vielzahl von Anwendungen der Mathematik in Natur und Gesellschaft wird der Leser auf Effekte aufmerksam, die den gängigen Vorstellungen überraschend widersprechen. Die mathematischen Modelle entstammen hauptsächlich der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, und werden im Buch hergeleitet. Vom Schwierigkeitsgrad her entsprechen sie dem Niveau eines Studienanfängers geisteswissenschaftlicher Fachrichtungen. In der reichhaltig illustrierten Darstellung wird auch der Diskussion ausreichend Platz eingeräumt und so auf unterhaltsame, doch zugleich ernsthafte Weise zur kritischen Reflexion angeregt. Damit ist das Werk allen Freunden der Mathematik zu empfehlen, die sich für ein breites Spektrum ihrer Anwendungen interessieren. Inhalt Schildkröten, Helden und Geld Im Überblick: Skalengesetze Die ungewöhnlichen Großen und Kleinen Im Überblick: Messwerte und Ausgleichsrechnung Die Mathematik des Stoffwechsels Innenleben eines Naturgesetzes Anpassung und Lebensrhythmus Im Überblick: Wahrscheinlichkeit Positive Erwartungen, finanzielle Hoffnungen Vom Irrtum des Spielcasinos Von Gerichtsurteilen und anderen Irrtümern Die magische Kraft der Statistik Unerklärliche Zufälle Überraschungen mit der DNA Schicksale und Wege von Mutationen Bäume der Vielfalt Mathematisch quergedacht Definitionen und Formeln

America s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David W. Neubauer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337557897
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

I Found

Author: Tony Morris
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504348125
Format: PDF, Docs
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The next time the answers to your questions about your core beliefs may not come from a place you may expect. Tony Morriss colorful and scholarly narrative brings readers inside the world of the incarcerated. It is an environment where the average person would never expect to receive answers to some of the most life-altering questions for their lives. While he was incarcerated, Tony Morris never imagined his life would be positively impacted in prison, where he met men from all walks of life and various cultural backgrounds. His perspective on those experiences gives insight and empowerment to those who may be facing challenges in their lives. Tony Morris takes us on an extraordinary journey with fascinating eyewitness accounts of courage, endurance, and discovery as he served his forty-month prison sentence. In one of the most challenging environments a person could experience, Tony Morris discovers that God, faith, and life are just as real in prison as they are outside of prison. As you read his account, it becomes clear that you can gain a wealth of experience wherever you are if you remain open to the opportunity to learn and discover what you believe and stand for.

Criminal justice

Author: Tamara L. Roleff
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents a collection of articles discussing a variety of topics in the field of criminal justice, including the prison system, sentencing laws, and reform of the criminal justice system.