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  • Moral Accountability and International Criminal Lawby Kirsten Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines international criminal law from a normative perspective and lays out how responsible agents, individuals and the collectives they comprise, ought to be held accountable to the world for the commission of atrocity. The author provides criteria for determining the kinds of actions that should be addressed through international criminal... more...

  • Münchener Beiträge zur Papyrusforschung Heft 108: Gewalt und Kriminalität in der Spätantikeby Jens-Uwe Krause

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 67.59

    Die interdisziplinär ausgerichtete Arbeit, die sowohl für den Alt- wie den Rechtshistoriker von allergrößtem Interesse ist, setzt in der umfassenden Sichtung und Analyse unterschiedlichster Quellengattungen (juristische Texte, christliche Literatur, literarische Quellen, Papyri) Maßstäbe. Während in der althistorischen Forschung bislang vor allem nach... more...

  • New Directions in Comparative Lawby Antoni Bakardjieva Engelbrekt; Joakim Nergelius

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Explores the changing role of comparative law in an era of Europeanisation and globalisation. This work explains how national law coexists and interacts with supranational and international law and how legal rules are produced by a variety of institutions alongside and beyond the nation-state. more...

  • No Magic Wandby David S. Caudill; Lewis H. LaRue

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99

    Since 1993, Supreme Court precedent has asked judges to serve as gatekeepers to their expert witnesses, admitting only reliable scientific testimony. Lacking a strong background in science, however, some judges admit dubious scientific testimony packages by articulate practitioners, while others reject reliable evidence that is unreasonably portrayed... more...

  • Penal Populism, Sentencing Councils and Sentencing Policyby Arie Freiberg; Karen Gelb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Public outcries and political platforms based on misinformation and misconceptions about the criminal justice system and current sentencing practice occur all too often in democratic societies. Penal Populism, Sentencing Councils and Sentencing Policy attempts to address this problem by bringing together important contributions from a number of... more...

  • Penal Reform in Overcrowded Timesby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 60.00

    This volume brings together a collection of articles on penal reform in the United States, Europe, Japan, and other English-speaking countries. Unique and wide-ranging, the volume provides material on penal policy development and research and presents an international, comparative focus. Written by leading national and international authorities, it... more...

  • Permissible Killingby Suzanne Uniacke

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    Philosophical discussion of the principles relevant to self-defence as a moral and legal justification of homicide. more...

  • Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepersby Paul H Robinson; Sarah M. Robinson

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 32.95

    It has long been held that humans need government to impose social order on a chaotic, dangerous world. How, then, did early humans survive on the Serengeti Plain, surrounded by faster, stronger, and bigger predators in a harsh and forbidding environment? Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepers examines an array of natural experiments and accidents of human... more...

  • Plea Bargaining and Agreement in the Criminal Processby Matthias Boll

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.04

    Die regelmäßige Abkürzung und Vereinfachung eines Strafprozesses durch ein Geständnis des Angeklagten, das durch einen zuvor ausgehandelten Strafnachlass angeregt wird, birgt verführerische Chancen und tückische Risiken für einen Rechtsstaat. Hierzu werden die reichhaltigen Erfahrungen im angelsächsischen Strafprozess dargestellt, in dem das Schuldbekenntnis... more...

  • The Politics of the Death Penalty in Countries in Transitionby Madoka Futamura; Nadia Bernaz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The increase in the number of countries that have abolished the death penalty since the end of the Second World War shows a steady trend towards worldwide abolition of capital punishment. This book focuses on the political and legal issues raised by the death penalty in "countries in transition", understood as countries that have transitioned or are... more...