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Items in Law that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Australia's War Crimes Trials 1945-51 / by Georgina Fitzpatrick, Tim McCormack, Narrelle Morris
    KU 43 F58 2016eb

  • Challenges of nuclear waste governance : an international comparison. Achim Brunnengräber [and more], editors
    K3990

  • The scientist or engineer as an expert witness / James G. Speight
    KF 8968.66 S68 2009

    The increased technical nature of litigation coupled with an increase in the number of cases have given rise to the need for a book specifically written for scientists and engineers called to testify as expert witnesses. Unique in its approach, The Scientist or Engineer as an Expert Witnessassists these experts in clearly conveying the often complicated information to a non-technical audience.

    Highly detailed and exceedingly thorough in scope, the book begins with a complete discussion of the functions of the expert witness before delving into the process of how attorneys find experts. A significant portion discusses the professional resume and other tools the expert can use to market him- or herself. The author supplies a helpful primer on the rules of evidence and a discussion of the attorney-expert witness relationship. He includes ample treatment of the use of reports and visual aids, as well as issues that arise during depositions. The book closes with a comprehensive discussion of the trial itself, followed by post-trial responsibilities. A complete glossary of terms further clarifies the material.

    Dr. James G. Speight has more than 40 years' experience in areas associated with the properties and processing of conventional and synthetic fuels. He is the editor of the journals Petroleum Science and Technology, Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, and Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy.He has testified numerous times as an expert witness and the guidance he provides gives witnesses all the information needed to testify confidently and effectively.


  • Flunking democracy : schools, courts, and civic participation / Michael A. Rebell
    KF 4124.5 R42 2018
    The 2016 presidential election campaign and its aftermath have underscored worrisome trends in the present state of our democracy: the extreme polarization of the electorate, the dismissal of people with opposing views, and the widespread acceptance and circulation of one-sided and factually erroneous information. Only a small proportion of those who are eligible actually vote, and a declining number of citizens actively participate in local community activities.

    In Flunking Democracy , Michael A. Rebell makes the case that this is not a recent problem, but rather that for generations now, America's schools have systematically failed to prepare students to be capable citizens. Rebell analyzes the causes of this failure, provides a detailed analysis of what we know about how to prepare students for productive citizenship, and considers examples of best practices. Rebell further argues that this civic decline is also a legal failure--a gross violation of both federal and state constitutions that can only be addressed by the courts. Flunking Democracy concludes with specific recommendations for how the courts can and should address this deficiency, and is essential reading for anyone interested in education, the law, and democratic society.

  • Discussion paper on key legislative issues relating to child abuse / [prepared by Corinne Robertshaw]
    KE 8926 R63 1981

  • Fact-finding without facts : the uncertain evidentiary foundations of international criminal convictions / Nancy Amoury Combs
    KZ 7422 C66 2010
    Fact-Finding Without Facts explores international criminal fact-finding - empirically, conceptually, and normatively. After reviewing thousands of pages of transcripts from various international criminal tribunals, the author reveals that international criminal trials are beset by numerous and severe fact-finding impediments that substantially impair the tribunals' ability to determine who did what to whom. These fact-finding impediments have heretofore received virtually no publicity, let alone scholarly treatment, and they are deeply troubling not only because they raise grave concerns about the accuracy of the judgments currently being issued but because they can be expected to similarly impair the next generation of international trials that will be held at the International Criminal Court. After setting forth her empirical findings, the author considers their conceptual and normative implications. The author concludes that international criminal tribunals purport a fact-finding competence that they do not possess and, as a consequence, base their judgments on a less precise, more amorphous method of fact-finding than they publicly acknowledge.

  • Feminist judgments : from theory to practice / edited by Rosemary Hunter, Clare McGlynn, and Erika Rackley [foreword by Brenda Hale]
    KD 734 F458 2010
    No Marketing Blurb

  • Human rights and cultural diversity : core issues and cases / Andrew Fagan
    K 3240 F34 2017
    How can universal human rights be reconciled with respect for wide cultural differences? This textbook introduces the core issues for students and addresses them through an interdisciplinary analysis of key case studies. Throughout the book, an alternative philosophical framework is offered asa model through which universalism and difference can be reconciled into a single global vision.Helpful student features include:* Core questions: each chapter starts with 10 core questions, which students are invited to answer as they read to put what they learn into practice* Further reading: every chapter ends with suggestions for further reading, to help students deepen their study in particular areas* Two-color layout: blue text boxes and headings draw your attention to important information and make the book easier to read

  • The death penalty : debating the moral, legal, and political issues / edited by Robert M. Baird, Stuart E. Rosenbaum
    KF 9227 C2 D41175 2011
    No Marketing Blurb

  • Forced marriage : introducing a social justice and human rights perspective / edited by Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha
    KD 753 F67 2011
    Forced Marriage: Introducing a Social Justice and Human Rights Perspective brings together leading practitioners and researchers from the disciplines of criminology, sociology and law. Together the contributors provide an international, multi-disciplinary perspective that offers a compelling alternative to prevailing conceptualisations of the problem of forced marriage. The volume examines advances in theoretical debates, analyses existing research and presents new evidence that challenges the cultural essentialism that often characterises efforts to explain, and even justify, this violation of women's rights. By locating forced marriage within broader debates on violence against women, social justice and human rights, the authors offer an intersectional perspective that can be used to inform both theory and practical efforts to address violence against diverse groups of women. This unique book, which is informed by practitioner insights and academic research, is essential reading for practitioners and students of sociology, criminology, gender studies and law.

  • The wetiko legal principles : Cree and Anishinabek responses to violence and victimization / Hadley Louise Friedland
    KE 8926 F74 2018

    In Algonquian folklore, the wetiko is a cannibal monster or spirit that possesses a person, rendering them monstrous. In The Wetiko Legal Principles , Hadley Friedland explores how the concept of a wetiko can be used to address the unspeakable happenings that endanger the lives of many Indigenous children.

    Friedland critically analyses Cree and Anishinabek stories and oral histories alongside current academic and legal literature to find solutions to the frightening rates of intimate violence and child victimization in Indigenous communities. She applies common-law legal analysis to these Indigenous stories and creates a framework for analysing stories in terms of the legal principles that they contain. The author reveals similarities in thinking and theorizing around the dynamics of wetikos and offenders in cases of child sexual victimization. Friedland's respectful, strength-based, trauma-informed approach builds on the work of John Borrows and is the first to argue for a legal category derived from Indigenous legal traditions. The Wetiko Legal Principles provides much needed direction for effectively applying Indigenous legal principles to contemporary social issues.


  • The Oxford handbook of the responsibility to protect / edited by Alex J. Bellamy and Tim Dunne
    KZ 4082 O94 2016
    The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is intended to provide an effective framework for responding to crimes of genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. It is a response to the many conscious-shocking cases where atrocities - on the worst scale - have occurred evenduring the post 1945 period when the United Nations was built to save us all from the scourge of genocide. The R2P concept accords to sovereign states and international institutions a responsibility to assist peoples who are at risk - or experiencing - the worst atrocities. R2P maintains thatcollective action should be taken by members of the United Nations to prevent or halt such gross violations of basic human rights. This Handbook, containing contributions from leading theorists, and practitioners (including former foreign ministers and special advisors), examines the progress that has been made in the last 10 years; it also looks forward to likely developments in the next decade.

  • La construction du droit des Autochtones par la Cour suprême du Canada : témoignage d'un plaideur / René Morin
    KE 7709 M655 2017

  • Health care and the Charter : legal mobilization and policy change in Canada / Christopher P. Manfredi and Antonia Maioni
    KF 3605 M35 2018
    Health Care and the Charter explores the systematic use of Charter litigation in the area of health care and the policy impact of the resulting judicial decisions. Christopher P. Manfredi and Antonia Maioni examine three of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in recent years. Eldridge (1997) and Auton (2004) invited the Court to extend the scope of publicly funded services, while Chaouilli (2005) asked the Court to allow private health services. This book explores the paths that brought litigants to the Court, the arguments that supported their positions, and the substance of the victory or defeat the Court provided.

  • La constitution bilingue du Canada : un projet inachevé / sous la direction de Linda Cardinal et François Larocque
    KE 4199 C66 2017

  • Arendt and law / Marco Goldoni, Christopher McCorkindale
    K 230 A74 A74 2017
    The essays selected for this volume demonstrate the importance of law - conceptually, normatively and practically - to a proper understanding of Hannah Arendt's work. Though Arendt herself was not a lawyer, and lacked any legal training, it is remarkable that in each of her guises law plays an often subtle, at times idiosyncratic, but unavoidably vital role. For example, as a journalist, confronting the evil of Adolf Eichmann; or as an essayist, engaged with emerging democracies in the East or their unravelling in the West; or as a political thinker concerned to celebrate and secure the conditions for political action; or as a philosopher, reflecting on man's capacity for judgement. Although Arendt herself never wrote systematically about law her rich insights in this field have been studied closely by scholars and this collection marks the first attempt to gather that work, and to understand it thematically. In so doing, the editors seek to open a dual dialogue: inviting Arendt scholars to uncover what Arendt had to say about law, and legal scholars to evaluate her contribution to the field of law.

  • Free speech / Joseph J. Hemmer, Jr
    KF 2750 A73H46 v.1
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