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  • Family evaluation in custody litigation : promoting optimal outcomes and reducing ethical risks / G. Andrew H. Benjamin, Connie J. Beck, Morgan Shaw, and Robert Geffner
    KF 505.5 B46 2018eb
    This book presents a straightforward, step-by-step protocol for mental health professionals who evaluate child custody cases.

    Child custody disputes are complicated. For psychologists and others starting their careers in forensic custody assessments, the multitude of legal, ethical, and clinical issues can be daunting, and the risk of causing emotional injury is real.

    This book explains the complex judicial and legal requirements of child custody evaluations. The authors review the legal evidentiary standards that pertain to psychological testing, scientific evidence, and the expert witness testimony used in the court system. Most importantly, they present a clear, step-by-step evaluation protocol that has been used successfully in thousands of cases for over fifteen years, and has been demonstrated to minimize the risk of suits or complaints. Useful for novice and seasoned evaluators alike, this new edition adheres to updated principles of procedural justice, and reflects the latest in standards of fairness, objectivity, and transparency.

  • Law, politics, and the judicial process in Canada / F.L. Morton, ed., Dave Snow, ed
    KE 8200 L39 2018eb

  • Educational governance in China / Ming Yang, Hao Ni
    KNQ3138

  • Forward lease sukuk in Islamic capital markets : structure and governing rules / Ahcene Lahnansa, M. Kabir Hassan, Rubi Ahmad
    KBP880.A32

  • Financial exposure : Carl Levin's Senate investigations into finance and tax abuse / Elise J. Bean
    KF6334

  • Collective consciousness and gender / Alexandra Walker
    K3243

  • Preserving electronic evidence for trial : a team approach to the litigation hold, data collection, and evidence preservation / Ann D. Zeigler, Ernesto F. Rojas
    K2269.5

    The ability to preserve electronic evidence is critical to presenting a solid case for civil litigation, as well as in criminal and regulatory investigations. Preserving Electronic Evidence for Tria l provides everyone connected with digital forensics investigation and litigation with a clear and practical hands-on guide to the best practices in preserving electronic evidence.

    Corporate management personnel (legal & IT) and outside counsel need reliable processes for the litigation hold - identifying, locating, and preserving electronic evidence. Preserving Electronic Evidence for Trial provides the road map, showing you how to organize the digital evidence team before the crisis, not in the middle of litigation. This practice handbook by an internationally known digital forensics expert and an experienced litigator focuses on what corporate and litigation counsel as well as IT managers and forensic consultants need to know to communicate effectively about electronic evidence.

    You will find tips on how all your team members can get up to speed on each other's areas of specialization before a crisis arises. The result is a plan to effectively identify and pre-train the critical electronic-evidence team members. You will be ready to lead the team to success when a triggering event indicates that litigation is likely, by knowing what to ask in coordinating effectively with litigation counsel and forensic consultants throughout the litigation progress. Your team can also be ready for action in various business strategies, such as merger evaluation and non-litigation conflict resolution.

    Destroy your electronic evidence, destroy your own case--learn how to avoid falling off this cliff Learn how to organize the digital evidence team before the crisis, not in the middle of litigation Learn effective communication among forensics consultants, litigators and corporate counsel and management for pre-litigation process planning Learn the critical forensics steps your corporate client must take in preserving electronic evidence when they suspect litigation is coming, and why cheerful neglect is not an option

  • Laboratory animals : regulations and recommendations for global collaborative research / Javier Guillén
    K3622 L33 2018

    Laboratory Animals: Regulations and Recommendations for the Care and Use of Animals in Research, Second Edition, is the only publication to offer a global compilation of standards on the care, welfare and use of animals in research. The book provides updated information that will be of great interest to professionals across laboratory animal science and biomedical research. Users will find a broad picture of the regulations required in other areas of the world that will be essential to appropriately manage animal care and use programs.

    Offers a worldwide view and global compilation of regulations, guidelines and recommendations for laboratory animal research Provides insight into factors that play key roles in the regulatory framework for countries and geographic regions Compares and contrasts regulations in different regions Written in layman's terms to easily understand legislation and regulations

  • Pursuing justice : an introduction to justice studies / edited by Margot A. Hurlbert
    KF 385 P87 2011

    This book is about justice: its definition, its boundaries, its contradictions, its nuances. It is also about pursuing justice and the mechanisms and practices that enable this pursuit. But justice is a tricky topic just defining it is daunting. There are diverse and competing philosophies about what justice is, as well as several theoretical approaches to justice studies. Adding to the complexity, justice is played out within many social contexts and issues: the Canadian justice system, the environment (including climate change), the perspective of women (including their contact with the criminal justice system), the law surrounding equality, paid labour, poverty, the marginalization and colonization of Aboriginal people and the oppression of racial minorities. "Pursuing Justice" problematizes the notion of justice through an exploration of these contexts and issues, all while defining and pursuing the illusive notion of justice in Canadian society. Adopting a three-pronged approach that distinguishes between formal justice, substantive justice and ethical practice, "Pursuing Justice" offers a multidisciplinary exploration of a breadth of issues related to the pursuit of social justice, legal justice and restorative justice. Each chapter contains questions, case studies and a glossary. "Pursuing Justice" is essential reading for everyone interested in law, justice, human rights, criminology, peacebuilding and restorative justice. "


  • Environmental justice / edited by Steve Vanderheiden, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA and Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australia
    K 3585 E5773 2015
    This collection of scholarly articles takes as its subject matter discourses on environmental justice. The concept emerged in recent decades as an important framing concept for a wide variety of environmental movements and objectives, and has gained considerable currency due to the scope and normative force that its principles contain, whether in legal, political, or philosophical applications. This collection is an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in this field given that the multiple theories and analyses of environmental justice are likely to remain central to the ongoing development of normative theorizing about the human role in the environment in the foreseeable future.

  • Racial union : law, intimacy, and the White state in Alabama, 1865-1954 / Julie Novkov
    KFA 95 N685 2008eb

  • Witchcraft, magic, and religion in 17th-century Massachusetts / Richard Weisman
    KFM 2478.8 W5 W457 1984eb

  • Popular trials : rhetoric, mass media, and the law / edited by Robert Hariman
    KF 220 P678 1993eb

  • Gender issues in Jewish law : essays and responsa / edited by Walter Jacob and Moshe Zemer
    KBM 526 G463 2001eb

  • The rise and fall of freedom of contract / by P.S. Atiyah
    KD 1554 A859 2003eb

  • The contested murder of Latasha Harlins : justice, gender, and the origins of the LA riots / Brenda E. Stevenson
    KF 224 D8 S748 2015eb

  • The birth of the new justice : the internationalization of crime and punishment, 1919-1950 / Mark Lewis
    KZ 7050 L495 2014eb

  • Defining the struggle : national organizing for racial justice, 1880-1915 / Susan D. Carle
    KF 4757 C375 2013eb

  • Courtroom to revolutionary stage : performance and ideology in Weimar political trials / Henning Grunwald
    KK 9015 G786 2012eb

  • An introduction to Roman law / Barry Nicholas ; with an introductory foreword, revised bibliography, and glossary of Latin terms by Ernest Metzger
    KJA 147 N534 2008eb

  • Critical race theory : the key writings that formed the movement / foreword by Cornel West ; edited by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Gary Peller, Kendall Thomas
    KF 4755 A75 C7 1995
    In the past few years, a new generation of progressive intellectuals has dramatically transformed how law, race, and racial power are understood and discussed in America. Questioning the old assumptions of both liberals and conservatives with respect to the goals and the means of traditional civil rights reform, critical race theorists have presented new paradigms for understanding racial injustice and new ways of seeing the links between race, gender, sexual orientation, and class. This reader, edited by the principal founders and leading theoreticians of the critical race theory movement, gathers together for the first time the movement's most important essays.

  • The use of force in international law : a case-based approach / edited by Tom Ruys and Olivier Corten ; assistant editor, Alexandra Hofer
    KZ 6368 U84 2018
    The international law on the use of force is one of the oldest branches of international law. It is an area twinned with the emergence of international law as a concept in itself, and which sees law and politics collide.
    The number of armed conflicts is equal only to the number of methodological approaches used to describe them.

    Many violent encounters are well known. The Kosovo Crisis in 1999 and the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 spring easily to the minds of most scholars and academics, and gain extensive coverage in this text. Other conflicts, including the Belgian operation in Stanleyville, and the Ethiopian Intervention in Somalia, are often overlooked to our peril. Ruys and Corten's expert-written text compares over sixty different instances of the use of cross border force since the adoption of the UN Charter in 1945, from all out warfare to hostile encounters between individual units, targeted killings, and hostage rescue operations, to ask a complex question. How much authority does the power of precedent really have in the law of the use of force?

  • The Cambridge companion to the United States Constitution / edited by Karen Orren (University of California, Los Angeles), John W. Compton (Chapman University, Orange California)
    KF 4550 C36 2018
    This Companion provides a broad, historically informed introduction to the study of the US constitutional system. In place of the usual laundry lists of cases, doctrines, and theories, it presents a picture of the constitutional system in action, with separate sections devoted to constitutional principles, organizational structures, and the various legal and extra-legal 'actions' through which litigators and average citizens have attempted to bring about constitutional change. Finally, the volume covers a number of subjects that are rarely discussed in works aimed at a general audience, but which are critical to ensuring that constitutional rights are honored in the day-to-day lives of citizens. These include standing and causes of action, suits against officeholders, and the inner workings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). This Companion places present-day constitutional controversies in historical context, and offers insights from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, and law.

  • Enforcing exclusion : precarious migrants and the law in Canada / Sarah Grayce Marsden
    KF 4483 I53 M37 2018
    Migrant workers, though long welcomed in Canada for their labour, are often excluded from both workplace protections and basic social benefits such as health care, income assistance, and education. Through interviews with migrants and their advocates, Marsden shows that people with precarious migration status face barriers in law, policy, and practice, affecting their ability to address adverse working conditions and their access to institutions such as hospitals, schools, and employment standards boards. Enforcing Exclusion recasts what migration status means to both the state and to non-citizens, questioning the adequacy of human-rights-based responses in addressing its exclusionary effects.

  • Red light labour : sex work regulation, agency, and resistance / edited by Elya M. Durisin, Emily van der Meulen, and Chris Bruckert
    KE 9075 R43 2018
    In 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Canada v. Bedford that key prostitution laws were unconstitutional. Red Light Labour addresses the new legal regime regulating sex work by analyzing how laws and those who uphold them have constructed, controlled, and criminalized sex workers, their clients, and their workspaces. This groundbreaking collection also offers nuanced interpretations of commercial sexual labour from the perspectives of workers, activists, and researchers. The contributors highlight the struggle for civic and social inclusion by considering sex workers' advocacy tactics, successes, and challenges. A timely legal, policy, and social analysis of sex work in Canada.

  • Human rights and constitution making
    K 3165 A55 H86 2018
    This publication explores human rights in the context of constitution making. It notes the important role of participatory processes which should be designed to ensure that consultations with a wide variety of interest groups and vulnerable parts of the populations take place when a new constitution is drafted. It also focuses on what human rights and fundamental freedoms should be included in a constitution, including civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights. In addition, it addresses how the rights of women, children, the disabled, minorities and indigenous peoples can be expressed in a new constitution. Examples from over fifty different constitutions are used to illustrate how these rights can be expressed. The publication is designed for drafters of future constitutions, as well as to all those who want to ensure that human rights are protected constitutionally.

  • Islamic and Jewish legal reasoning : encountering our legal other / edited by Anver M. Emon
    KB 190 I853 2016
    By pairing a scholar of Islamic law with a scholar of Jewish law, a unique dynamic is created. This new perspective not only provides a deeper understanding of the other's legal tradition, but it also reveals new insights into the one's own legal tradition, shedding light on what we had previously been too close to observe.

    Whether for the pursuit of advanced scholarship, pedagogic innovation in the classroom, or simply a greater appreciation of how to live in a multi-faith community, these encounters are richly-stimulating, demonstrating how legal tradition can be used as a common site for developing discussions and opening up diverse approaches to questions about law. Surrounded as we are by political, economic and social dilemmas, it offers a truly incisive model for considering the good, the right and the legal in our societies today. For a thoughtful but circumspect readership, Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoning is essential.

  • Basics of Québec law / Nick Papatheodorakos
    KEQ 202.3 P37 2018

  • The Mandate of Heaven and the Great Ming Code / Jiang Yonglin
    KNN 33 J53 2011

    After overthrowing the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), proclaimed that he had obtained the Mandate of Heaven (Tianming), enabling establishment of a spiritual orientation and social agenda for China. Zhu, emperor during the Ming's Hongwu reign period, launched a series of social programs to rebuild the empire and define Chinese cultural identity. To promote its reform programs, the Ming imperial court issued a series of legal documents, culminating in The Great Ming Code (Da Ming l#65533;), which supported China's legal system until the Ming was overthrown and also served as the basis of the legal code of the following dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911).

    This companion volume to Jiang Yonglin's translation of The Great Ming Code (2005) analyzes the thought underlying the imperial legal code. Was the concept of the Mandate of Heaven merely a tool manipulated by the ruling elite to justify state power, or was it essential to their belief system and to the intellectual foundation of legal culture? What role did law play in the imperial effort to carry out the social reform programs?

    Jiang addresses these questions by examining the transformative role of the Code in educating the people about the Mandate of Heaven. The Code served as a cosmic instrument and moral textbook to ensure "all under Heaven" were aligned with the cosmic order. By promoting, regulating, and prohibiting categories of ritual behavior, the intent of the Code was to provide spiritual guidance to Chinese subjects, as well as to acquire political legitimacy. The Code also obligated officials to obey the supreme authority of the emperor, to observe filial behavior toward parents, to care for the welfare of the masses, and to maintain harmonious relationships with deities. This set of regulations made officials the representatives of the Son of Heaven in mediating between the spiritual and mundane worlds and in governing the human realm.

    This study challenges the conventional assumption that law in premodern China was used merely as an arm of the state to maintain social control and as a secular tool to exercise naked power. Based on a holistic approach, Jiang argues that the Ming ruling elite envisioned the cosmos as an integrated unit; they saw law, religion, and political power as intertwined, remarkably different from the "modern" compartmentalized worldview. In serving as a cosmic instrument to manifest the Mandate of Heaven, The Great Ming Code represented a powerful religious effort to educate the masses and transform society.


  • Assessing the impact of transitional justice : challenges for empirical research / editors, Hugo van der Merwe, Victoria Baxter, and Audrey R. Chapman
    K 5250 A976 2009
    In Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice, fourteen leading researchers study seventy countries that have suffered from autocratic rule, genocide, and protracted internal conflict.

  • Ending Africa's energy deficit and the law : achieving sustainable energy for all in Africa / edited by Yinka Omorogbe and Ada Okoye Ordor
    KQC 853 E53 2018
    With the inclusion of access to energy in the sustainable development goals, the role of energy to human existence was finally recognized. Yet, in Africa, this achievement is far from realized. Omorogbe and Ordor bring together experts in their fields to ask what is stalling progress,examining problems from institutions catering to vested interests at the continent's expense, to a need to develop vigorous financial and fiscal frameworks.The ramifications and complications of energy law are labyrinthine: this volume discusses how energy deficits can burden disabled people, women, and children in excess of their more fortunate counterparts, as well as considering environmental issues, including the delicate balance between thenecessity of water for drinking and cleaning and the use of water in industrial processes. A pivotal work of scholarship, the book poses pressing questions for energy law and international human rights.

  • The illusion of the free press / John Charney
    K 3255 C43 2018
    This book explores the relationship between truth and freedom in the free press. It argues that the relationship is problematic because the free press implies a competition between plural ideas, whereas truth is univocal. Based on this tension the book claims that the idea of a free press is premised on an epistemological illusion. This illusion enables society to maintain that the world it perceives through the press corresponds to the world as it actually exists, explaining why defenders of the free press continue to rely on its capacity to discover the truth, despite economic conditions and technological innovations undermining much of its independence. The book invites the reader to reconsider the philosophical foundations, constitutional justifications, and structure and functions of the free press, and whether the institution can, in fact, realise both freedom and truth. It will be of great interest to anyone concerned in the role and value of the free press in the modern world.

  • Aboriginal peoples and the law : a critical introduction / Jim Reynolds
    KE 7709 R47 2018
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission urged a better understanding of Aboriginal law for all Canadians. This book responds to that call, outlining significant legal developments in straightforward, non-technical language. Jim Reynolds provides the historical context needed to understand the relationship between Indigenous peoples and settlers and explains key topics such as sovereignty, fiduciary duties, the honour of the Crown, Aboriginal rights and title, treaties, the duty to consult, Indigenous laws, and international law. He concludes that rather than leaving the judiciary to sort out essentially political issues, politicians need to take responsibility for this crucial aspect of building a just society.

  • Legal lessons : popularizing laws in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1989 / Jennifer Altehenger
    KNQ 68 A44 2018

    The popularization of basic legal knowledge is an important and contested technique of state governance in China today. Its roots reach back to the early years of Chinese Communist Party rule. Legal Lessons tells the story of how the party-state attempted to mobilize ordinary citizens to learn laws during the early years of the Mao period (1949-1976) and in the decade after Mao's death.

    Examining case studies such as the dissemination of the 1950 Marriage Law and successive constitutions since 1954 in Beijing and Shanghai, Jennifer Altehenger traces the dissemination of legal knowledge at different levels of state and society. Archival records, internal publications, periodicals, advice manuals, memoirs, and colorful propaganda materials reveal how official attempts to determine and promote "correct" understanding of written laws intersected with people's interpretations and practical experiences. They also show how diverse groups--including party-state leadership, legal experts, publishers, writers, artists, and local officials, along with ordinary people--helped to define the meaning of laws in China's socialist society. Placing mass legal education and law propaganda at the center of analysis, Legal Lessons offers a new perspective on the sociocultural and political history of law in socialist China.


  • 21 things you may not know about the Indian Act / Bob Joseph
    KE 7709.2 J67 2018
    Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.Since its creation in 1876, the Indian Act has shaped, controlled, and constrained the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Peoples, and is at the root of many enduring stereotypes. Bob Joseph's book comes at a key time in the reconciliation process, when awareness from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities is at a crescendo. Joseph explains how Indigenous Peoples can step out from under the Indian Act and return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance--and why doing so would result in a better country for every Canadian. He dissects the complex issues around truth and reconciliation, and clearly demonstrates why learning about the Indian Act's cruel, enduring legacy is essential for the country to move toward true reconciliation.

  • Administrative law in practice : principles and advocacy / Lorne Sossin & Emily Lawrence
    KE 5015 S67 2018

  • The trial of Adolf Hitler : the Beer Hall Putsch and the rise of Nazi Germany / David King
    KK 69 H57 K56 2017
    Sixteen years before the Second World War, Adolf Hitler had already begun his plan to take over the world. With the help of nine close conspirators and a few hundred followers, he staged his first attempt at an overthrow of the German government. That night, Hitler stood on a table in the middle of Munich's crowded Bürgerbräu Beer Hall, fired his revolver into the air and shouted 'The National Revolution has begun!' Although they managed to kill nineteen people, including four policemen, the attempt was far from a triumph. Cuffed and behind bars, Hitler and his accomplices, including Germany's most prominent war hero, found themselves accused of high treason; if found guilty, they would face deportation, or worse, life in prison. But the trial did not go as the prosecution had planned and, instead of being cowed, Hitler put his charisma and media savvy to the test, turning the trial into the single greatest opportunity of his life. Frustrating the prosecution and deftly enforcing his position under the eye of a sympathetic judge, Hitler's flamboyant rhetoric, combined with his timely populist message, would win him many admirers in the courtroom and in the media alike. Drawing on the original court transcripts and hundreds of other documents, David King's The Trial of Adolf Hitler is the first book-length account of this gripping true story of drama, intrigue and significance.

  • The Betrayal : The Nuremberg Trials and German Divergence / Kim Christian Priemel
    KZ 1176.5 P75 2016
    At the end of World War II the Allies faced a threefold challenge: how to punish perpetrators of appalling crimes for which the categories of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity" had to be coined; how to explain that these had been committed by Germany, of all nations; and how to reformGermans. The Allied answer to this conundrum was the application of historical reasoning to legal procedure. In the thirteen Nuremberg trials held between 1945 and 1949, and in corresponding cases elsewhere, a concerted effort was made to punish key perpetrators while at the same time providing acomplex analysis of the Nazi state and German history.Building on a long debate about Germany's divergence from a presumed Western path of development, Allied prosecutors sketched a historical trajectory which had led Germany to betray the Western model. Historical reasoning both accounted for the moral breakdown of a "civilised" nation and renderedplausible arguments that this had indeed been a collective failure rather than one of a small criminal clique. The prosecutors therefore carefully laid out how institutions such as private enterprise, academic science, the military, or bureaucracy, which looked ostensibly similar to their oppositenumbers in the Allied nations, had been corrupted in Germany even before Hitler's rise to power. While the argument, depending on individual protagonists, subject matters, and contexts, met with uneven success in court, it offered a final twist which was of obvious appeal in the Cold War to come: ifGermany had lost its way, it could still be brought back into the Western fold. The first comprehensive study of the Nuremberg trials, The Betrayal thus also explores how history underpins transitional trials as we encounter them in today's courtrooms from Arusha to The Hague.

  • The republic of beliefs : a new approach to law and economics / Kaushik Basu
    K 487 E3 B37 2018

    A leading economist offers a radically new approach to the economic analysis of the law

    In The Republic of Beliefs , Kaushik Basu, one of the world's leading economists, argues that the traditional economic analysis of the law has significant flaws and has failed to answer certain critical questions satisfactorily. Why are good laws drafted but never implemented? When laws are unenforced, is it a failure of the law or the enforcers? And, most important, considering that laws are simply words on paper, why are they effective? Basu offers a provocative alternative to how the relationship between economics and real-world law enforcement should be understood.

    Basu summarizes standard, neoclassical law and economics before looking at the weaknesses underlying the discipline. Bringing modern game theory to bear, he develops a "focal point" approach, modeling not just the self-interested actions of the citizens who must follow laws but also the functionaries of the state--the politicians, judges, and bureaucrats--enforcing them. He demonstrates the connections between social norms and the law and shows how well-conceived ideas can change and benefit human behavior. For example, bribe givers and takers will collude when they are treated equally under the law. And in food support programs, vouchers should be given directly to the poor to prevent shop owners from selling subsidized rations on the open market. Basu provides a new paradigm for the ways that law and economics interact--a framework applicable to both less-developed countries and the developed world.

    Highlighting the limits and capacities of law and economics, The Republic of Beliefs proposes a fresh way of thinking that will enable more effective laws and a fairer society.


  • Incitement in international law / Wibke K. Timmermann
    KZ 7177 I53 T56 2015

    This book offers a comprehensive study of incitement in its various forms in international law. It discusses the status of incitement to hatred in human rights law and examines its harms and dangers as well as the impact of a prohibition on freedom of speech. The book additionally presents a detailed definition of punishable incitement. In this context, Wibke K. Timmermann argues that incitement should be recognized as the crime of persecution, where it is utilized within a system of persecutory measures by the State or a similarly powerful organization.

     The book draws on the Nahimana case before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, as well as jurisprudence from German and other courts following World War II to provide support for this proposal. The work moreover provides a comprehensive analysis of public incitement to crimes; solicitation or instigation; and the related modes of liability aiding and abetting and commission through another person.

     Dedicated exclusively and comprehensively to incitement in its various forms, this book will be of essential use and great interest to students and researchers of international criminal law and human rights law, in addition to practitioners within these areas.


  • Routledge handbook of international criminal law / edited by William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz
    KZ 7230 R68 2011

    International criminal law has developed extraordinarily quickly over the last decade, with the creation of ad hoc tribunals in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court. This book provides a timely and comprehensive survey of emerging and existing areas of international criminal law.

    The Handbook features new, specially commissioned papers by a range of international and leading experts in the field. It contains reflections on the theoretical aspects and contemporary debates in international criminal law.

    The book is split into four parts for ease of reference:

    The Historical and Institutional Framework- Sets international criminal law firmly in context with individual chapters on the important developments and key institutions which have been established. The Crimes- Identifies and analyses international crimes, including a chapter on aggression. The Practice of International Tribunals- Focuses on topics relating to the practice and procedure of international criminal law. Key Issues in International Criminal Law- Goes on to explore issues of importance such as universal jurisdiction, amnesties and international criminal law and human rights.

    Providing easy access to up-to-date and authoritative articles covering all key aspects of international criminal law, this book is an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.


  • Homo juridicus : on the anthropological function of the law / Alain Supiot ; translated by Saskia Brown
    K 487 A57 S87413 2007
    In this groundbreaking work, French legal scholar Alain Supiot examines the relationship of society to legal discourse.

    He argues that the law is how justice is implmented in secular society, but it is not simply a technique to be manipulated at will: it is also an expression of the core beliefs of the West. We must recognize its universalizing, dogmatic nature and become receptive to other interpretations from non-Western cultures to help us avoid the clash of civilizations.

    In Homo Juridicus , Supiot deconstructs the illusion of a world that has become "flat" and undifferentiated, regulated only by supposed "laws" of science and the economy, and peopled by contract-makers driven only by the calculation of their individual interests. Such a liberal perspective is nothing but the flipside of the notion of the withering away of law and the state, promoted this time not under the banner of the struggle between classes, but rather in the name of the free competition between sovereign individuals.

    Supiot's exploration of the development of the legal subject-the individual as formed through a dense web of contracts and laws-is set to become a classic work of social theory.

  • Miscarriages of justice in Canada : causes, responses, remedies / Kathryn M. Campbell
    KE 9440 C36 2018

    Innocent people are regularly convicted of crimes they did not commit. A number of systemic factors have been found to contribute to wrongful convictions, including eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, informant testimony, official misconduct, and faulty forensic evidence.

    In Miscarriages of Justice in Canada, Kathryn M. Campbell offers an extensive overview of wrongful convictions, bringing together current sociological, criminological, and legal research, as well as current case-law examples. For the first time, information on all known and suspected cases of wrongful conviction in Canada is included and interspersed with discussions of how wrongful convictions happen, how existing remedies to rectify them are inadequate, and how those who have been victimized by these errors are rarely compensated. Campbell reveals that the causes of wrongful convictions are, in fact, avoidable, and that those in the criminal justice system must exercise greater vigilance and openness to the possibility of error if the problem of wrongful conviction is to be resolved.


  • Apartheid : a documentary study of modern South Africa / Edgar H. Brookes
    KTL 2465 B76 1968
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