Order in the Court

A Writer's Guide to the Legal System
Author: David S. Mullally
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898798586
Category: Reference
Page: 276
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Presents accurate information on every aspect of the U.S. legal system, from Supreme Court rulings to paralegal training, for writers who need details to make their stories credible and dramatic

Law and Justice on the Small Screen


Author: Peter Robson,Jessica Silbey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847319947
Category: Law
Page: 488
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'Law and Justice on the Small Screen' is a wide-ranging collection of essays about law in and on television. In light of the book's innovative taxonomy of the field and its international reach, it will make a novel contribution to the scholarly literature about law and popular culture. Television shows from France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and the United States are discussed. The essays are organised into three sections: (1) methodological questions regarding the analysis of law and popular culture on television; (2) a focus on genre studies within television programming (including a subsection on reality television), and (3) content analysis of individual television shows with attention to big-picture jurisprudential questions of law's efficacy and the promise of justice. The book's content is organised to make it appropriate for undergraduate and graduate classes in the following areas: media studies, law and culture, socio-legal studies, comparative law, jurisprudence, the law of lawyering, alternative dispute resolution and criminal law. Individual chapters have been contributed by, among others: Taunya Banks, Paul Bergman, Lief Carter, Christine Corcos, Rebecca Johnson, Stefan Machura, Nancy Marder, Michael McCann, Kimberlianne Podlas and Susan Ross, with an Introduction by Peter Robson and Jessica Silbey.

LEGAL EASE

A Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure (3rd Ed.)
Author: Andrea Campbell,Ralph C. Ohm
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398088144
Category: Law
Page: 350
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Legal Ease is a versatile book that addresses how laws evolve and change as if they were living, breathing entities that are a mirror reflecting societal change. This new third edition offers the reader an expansive and practical guide to the many aspects of law. Presented in three sections, the book explains the practice of law through all phases of the criminal justice system. Part One, Criminal Law Explained, offers a history of law, defines criminal conduct, and explains the tools attorneys use in their practice. Section Two, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, details the steps required to institute constitutional search, seizure, and arrest. It also provides a comprehensive description of the duties and responsibilities of prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, and court personnel. Section Three, A Walk Through the Criminal Justice System, takes the reader step-by-step through the process of a trial, from jury selection to verdict and sentencing, and finally to the appeal process. Defendants’ rights are discussed as they navigate through the criminal justice system. The ideas and principles behind the country's constitutional amendments are explained, with many case examples offered to illustrate. Additional topics new to this edition address privacy rights, picketing at funerals, free speech/cruelty to animals, youthful offenders and sentencing, strip search of students, sexting, deportation and minor drug cases, DNA testing, warrantless search, medicare scams, and workforce retaliation, among others. The inclusion of “Key Words” and “Questions for Review and Discussion” sections at the end of each chapter will prove invaluable to instructors and students. This comprehensive volume continues to give groups who are new to the scene, as well as those who aren’t, an easy-to-read book of reference for all those nuances the law continues to press onto the legal system.

Good Girl's Guide to County Jail for the Bad Girl in Us All

Your Guide to the Incarcer Nation
Author: Ellen Marie Francisco
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 146028478X
Category: Law
Page: 176
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This good girl did everything right for years. So why has everything gone so wrong for this selfmade business woman, Realtor, and mother of two? On a hot day in August she’s arrested for car-jacking, assault with a deadly weapon, and robbery. She’s just landed in the Incarcer Nation without a passport. Like the millions of women who came before her, she wants to leave the land of chain link, and barbed wire behind her. Fifty-nine days later this good girl gone bad walks out a free woman-or so she thinks. This Good Girl gone BAD wants to help you: ● stay out of jail ● know how to use your rights ● understand the court process ● plea down your charges to minimize the risk of re-arrest ● understand how a conviction affects your future beyond bars Filled with good advice from BAD GIRLS on the inside, and criminal law attorneys who tell it like it is. Cover your assets with these legal forms (and others you didn’t know you needed). They’re easy to fill-in, and are ready for the Notary Public ● Power of Attorney ● Caregiver’s Authorization Affidavit ● Temporary Custody Order ● Letter to CPS Social Worker ● Consent for International Travel

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Academic libraries
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Der Report der Magd

Roman
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Diana

Her True Story--in Her Own Words
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501169734
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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The sensational biography of Princess Diana, written with her cooperation and now featuring exclusive new material to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death. When Diana: Her True Story was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public viewed the British monarchy. Greeted initially with disbelief and ridicule, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography has become a unique literary classic, not just because of its explosive contents but also because of Diana’s intimate involvement in the publication. Never before had a senior royal spoken in such a raw, unfiltered way about her unhappy marriage, her relationship with the Queen, her extraordinary life inside the House of Windsor, her hopes, her fears, and her dreams. Now, twenty-five years on, biographer Andrew Morton has revisited the secret tapes he and the late princess made to reveal startling new insights into her life and mind. In this fully revised edition of his groundbreaking biography, Morton considers Diana’s legacy and her relevance to the modern royal family. An icon in life and a legend in death, Diana continues to fascinate. Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.