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Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System / Edition 6
     

Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System / Edition 6

by Howard Abadinsky
 

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ISBN-10: 0132328631

ISBN-13: 9780132328630

Pub. Date: 01/09/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This fourth edition of LAW AND JUSTICE, a thorough examination of the justice system in the United States, is the result of substantial revisions. In this new edition, recent court decisions and their effects on law and justice are examined. Controversial areas such as how to interpret the Constitution and statutes, and the conflicts between the legislative and

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This fourth edition of LAW AND JUSTICE, a thorough examination of the justice system in the United States, is the result of substantial revisions. In this new edition, recent court decisions and their effects on law and justice are examined. Controversial areas such as how to interpret the Constitution and statutes, and the conflicts between the legislative and judicial branches have been integrated into the text. Information on law schools and legal education has been updated as well. Abadinsky gives a useful introduction to such topics as the development of modern law, the origins of common law and civil law, the differences between criminal and civil proceedings, and the concept of equity, among others. Based on the latest research data and relevant legal changes, this text is a comprehensive examination of the complex interaction of law and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132328630
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1.An Introduction to Law and Justice. 2. A History of Law and Justice in America. 3. Legal Education and the Practice of Law. 4. The Judicial Branch: Federal and State Courts. 5. The Key Actors: Judges, Prosecutors, and Attorneys. 6. Criminal Justice. 7. Civil and Juvenile Justice. 8. Negotiated Justice: Plea Bargaining, Mediation, and Arbitration.

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