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

Books, Crooks and Counselors

How to Write Accurately about Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure
Author: Leslie Budewitz
Publisher: Linden Publishing
ISBN: 1610351215
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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Addressing the misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the law in today's writing, this reliable guidebook demonstrates how to use legal concepts, terminology, and procedure to create fiction that is true to life and crackling with real-world tension. Examples from actual cases are provided along with excerpts of authentic courtroom dialogue. Topics covered include criminal and civil law; differences between federal, state, and Native American jurisdiction; police and private investigation; wills and inheritances; and the written and unwritten codes that govern the public and private conduct of lawyers and judges. Providing a quick and simple legal reference, this handbook is the key to creating innovative plots, strong conflicts, authentic characters, and gritty realism.

Defending the Damned

Inside a Dark Corner of the Criminal Justice System
Author: Kevin Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743270940
Category: Law
Page: 320
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A member of Chicago's elite Murder Task Force unit describes the lives of its public defenders, many of whom juggle dozens of clients and death-row cases simultaneously, in a sobering account that focuses on the dramatic trial of an accused cop killer. Reprint.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing


Author: Modern Language Association of America
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.

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.

A History of the Supreme Court


Author: Bernard Schwartz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195093872
Category: History
Page: 465
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A comprehensive history of the United States Supreme Court from its ill-esteemed beginning in 1790 to one of the most important and controversial branches of the Federal government.

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.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Americans
Page: 433
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Hank Morgan finds himself transported back to England's Dark Ages -- where he is immediately captured and sentenced to death at Camelot. Fortunately, he's quick-witted, and in the process of saving his life he turns himself into a celebrity -- winning himself the position of prime minister as well as the lasting enmity of Merlin.

The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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New Outlook


Author: Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Century Cyclopedia of Names

A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of Names in Geography, Biography, Mythology, History, Ethnology, Art, Archæology, Fiction, Etc. ...
Author: Benjamin Eli Smith
Publisher: New York : The Century Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: 1085
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Comfort

The Key to Happiness and Success in Over a Million and a Quarter Homes
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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