Munchausen by Proxy and Other Factitious Abuse: Practical by Kathryn Artingstall

By Kathryn Artingstall

This booklet covers Munchausen and Munchausen by way of Proxy (MBP) although the phrases have lately replaced. The 2013 DSM-V—the replace to the yankee Psychiatric Association's (APA) diagnostic and category tool—has labeled either Munchausen and MBP as "Factitious Systematic Abuse." whereas idea to have happened basically with little ones and their caregivers, fresh examine exhibits a extra frequent challenge: such scientific abuse to spouses, the disabled, the elderly—even pets. Many contain repeat and long term situations of sanatorium and clinical fraud. This publication covers the syndrome itself, interviewing and investigative points, victimology, besides signs within the occasion of murder and death.

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Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime by Eric W. Hickey

By Eric W. Hickey

"As an outstanding encyclopedia does, the Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime brings jointly articles that supply varied insights into the subject, whereas even as giving the reader a suppose for its total scope."
--AGAINST THE GRAIN

This accomplished single-volume encyclopedia incorporates a wealth of fabric on killing and different violent habit, in addition to targeted info on a bunch of legal situations from neighborhood judgements to ideal court docket rulings. The Encyclopedia of homicide and Violent Crime contains approximately 500 entries that diversity from delinquent character ailment and the Beltway Snipers to the notorious Zodiac Murders. Entries take a number of codecs, including:

  • substantial essays on legal phrases, pathologies, and felony justice
  • concise case studies of serial murderers, notorious crimes, and their investigations
  • relatively brief definitions of appropriate felony and criminological phrases.

The Encyclopedia is written through a magnificent team of members, many best specialists of their fields of criminology, legal justice, and extra. additional positive factors resembling a convenient, easy-to-use Reader's advisor, a lavish artwork application of roughly 50 images, and several other appendixes improve and whole the quantity. This useful reference is designed for educational, tuition, public, and special/private libraries in addition to legal justice agencies.

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Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal by Mona Lynch

By Mona Lynch

The convergence of tough-on-crime politics, stiffer sentencing legislation, and jurisdictional enlargement within the Seventies and Eighties elevated the powers of federal prosecutors in unheard of methods. In Hard Bargains, social psychologist Mona Lynch investigates the elevated energy of those prosecutors in our age of mass incarceration. Lynch files how prosecutors use punitive federal drug legislation to coerce to blame pleas and procure lengthy criminal sentences for defendants—particularly those people who are African American— and exposes deep injustices within the federal courts.

 

As due to the the battle on medicinal drugs, the variety of drug circumstances prosecuted every year in federal courts has elevated fivefold because 1980. Lynch is going backstage in 3 federal courtroom districts and reveals that federal prosecutors have huge discretion in adjudicating those situations. Federal drug legislation are wielded otherwise in each one district, yet with such strength to weigh down defendants’ skill to claim their rights.  For drug defendants with earlier convictions, the stakes are even larger considering that prosecutors can dossier fees that incur long felony sentences—including existence in felony with no parole. via huge box learn, Lynch unearths that prosecutors often use the specter of tremendous serious sentences to compel defendants to plead responsible instead of visit trial and possibility a lot harsher punishment. Lynch additionally indicates that the hugely discretionary ways that federal prosecutors paintings with legislations enforcement have resulted in major racial disparities in federal courts. for example, so much federal fees for crack cocaine offenses are introduced opposed to African american citizens although whites usually tend to use crack. additionally, Latinos are more and more coming into the federal process due to competitive immigration crackdowns that still aim illicit drugs.

 

Hard Bargains presents an incisive and revealing examine how criminal reforms during the last 5 a long time have shifted over the top authority to federal prosecutors, leading to the erosion of defendants’ rights and severe sentences for these convicted. Lynch proposes a huge overhaul of the federal felony justice procedure to revive the stability of strength and retreat from the punitive indulgences of the warfare on Drugs.

 

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Culpable Carelessness: Recklessness and Negligence in the by Findlay Stark

By Findlay Stark

The query of whilst anyone is culpable for taking an unjustified danger of damage has lengthy been debatable in Anglo-American legal legislation doctrine and thought. This survey of the ways followed in England and Wales, Canada, Australia, the U.S., New Zealand and Scotland argues that they're converging, to differing extents, round a 'Standard Account' of culpable unjustified risk-taking. This average Account distinguishes among awareness-based culpability (recklessness) and inadvertence-based culpability (negligence) for unjustified risk-taking. almost about felony legislations idea and philosophical literature, the writer argues that, whilst defined effectively, the traditional Account is defensible and useful. protecting the normal Account contains analysing extensive a couple of debatable issues, together with the which means of advertence/awareness, the function of attitudes equivalent to indifference in culpable risk-taking, and the query of even if negligence could be utilized in the legal law.

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Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History by Uladzislau Belavusau,Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias

By Uladzislau Belavusau,Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias

felony governance of reminiscence has performed a valuable position in setting up hegemony of huge heritage, and has cast nationwide identities and integration strategies in Europe and past. during this booklet, a number individuals discover either the character and function of felony engagement into old reminiscence in particular jurisdictions and circumstances. in addition they examine strength conflicts among felony governance, political pluralism, and primary rights, reminiscent of freedom of expression. in recent times, there were various huge commemoration practices and memory-laws approximately correlated occasions worldwide, and this can be a major chance to adopt an immense international comparative scrutiny of reminiscence legislation. opposed to the heritage of mass re-writing of background in several components of the realm, this e-book revisits a desirable topic of reminiscence legislation from the point of view of comparative legislation and transitional justice.

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Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds of Crime by Judge Mark Sutherland Williams,His Honour Judge Michael

By Judge Mark Sutherland Williams,His Honour Judge Michael Hopmeier,Rupert Jones

Millington and Sutherland Williams at the Proceeds of Crime offers a definitive advisor to all facets of the legislation about the restoration of the proceeds of crime in England and Wales. It offers an simply navigable step by step method that considers how the laws is geared to making sure that criminals don't take advantage of their crimes financially, in addition to precise assurance of each level of the confiscation process.

This re-creation has been totally up to date to incorporate all very important legislative alterations over the past 3 years, and covers all major case legislations, together with dialogue on R v Waya

The new version comprises in-depth assurance of the suitable laws, with research of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and connection with case legislation lower than either the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 and the felony Justice Act 1988, in addition to the newest amendments less than the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

The re-creation includes rigorously chosen appendices, together with extracts from the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and draft restraint, receivership and civil restoration orders.

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Protection, Security, and Safeguards: Practical Approaches by Dale L. June

By Dale L. June

Much has replaced at the safeguard panorama because the final version of this publication was once released in 2000. Today’s protection body of workers face better calls for than ever prior to and are anticipated to be extra hugely educated and expert. up-to-date to mirror the heightened safeguard weather of the present age, Protection, safeguard, and Safeguards: sensible techniques and views, moment Edition deals a severe survey of the sphere, introduces confirmed systems, and explores the newest advances for safety practitioners.



Highlights of the ebook include:





  • Psychological views on protection issues

  • The specialist necessities of protection officials and govt safeguard agents

  • Case stories of surprising protection scenarios

  • Guidance on acting a possibility evaluate lower than fast situations

  • Workplace violence prevention and reaction programs

  • The position of safeguard consultants

  • Defensive strategies for shielding consumers and private self-defense

  • Residence defense, airline safeguard, company investigations, and motorcade procedures

  • Real tales from K-9 handlers

  • Safeguards opposed to id robbery and counterfeiting

  • Tips on getting employed as a safety professional

Edited via a former U.S. mystery carrier Agent, the ebook contains contributions from execs in all walks of the safety undefined. the varied array of issues during this quantity supply a scintillating view of the hard box of protection and the folks who make up today’s safeguard workforce.


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The Juvenile Court System: Social Action and Legal Change by Edwin Lemert

By Edwin Lemert

This quantity is predicated on an in depth research of switch within the legislations and within the management of justice affecting juvenile off enders in California within the fifties and sixties. It addresses how procedural legislation develops on a long term foundation and lower than what stipulations. It additionally examines the approaches during which progressive alterations ensue in legislations and the level to which social swap will be directed or managed through legislation.

Social motion to revise California's juvenile court docket legislations, which had remained little replaced seeing that 1915, all started in 1958. for this reason a small team of criminal reformers who perceived anomalies within the legislation and within the underlying philosophy of the courtroom overcame gigantic resistance to impact innovative revisions of the legislations. Lemert examines their event to figure out how adjustments of such significance may perhaps happen after many years of slow variations within the juvenile courts. His research additionally appears to be like into the implications of this transformation at the courtroom and similar businesses of legislation enforcement.

The writer units forth a socio-legal conception of change-a notion of paradigms, general evolution, and revolution in legislations. He applies this idea to info, with targeted cognizance to the resistance to felony swap and the methods wherein it offers technique to the adaptive technique of basic legislations. Lemert discusses the great facets of teenybopper legislations because it pertains to human have an effect on and that means, bearing on the existential components of justice. execs facing juveniles, felony students, sociologists, and political scientists will locate this booklet, with its emphasis on the best way to in achieving extra equitable management of sweet sixteen justice, has a lot to give a contribution to our figuring out of the dynamics of social change.

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Restorative Justice in Urban Schools: Disrupting the by Anita Wadhwa

By Anita Wadhwa

The school-to-prison pipeline is usually the trail for marginalized scholars, quite black men, who're 3 times as more likely to be suspended as White scholars. This quantity presents an ethnographic portrait of the way educators can enforce restorative justice to construct optimistic university cultures and tackle disciplinary difficulties in a extra corrective and not more punitive demeanour. the school-to-prison pipeline in a ancient context, it analyzes present matters dealing with colleges and groups and ways in which restorative justice can enhance habit and educational fulfillment. by way of practising a serious restorative justice, educators can decrease the domino impression among suspension and incarceration and foster a extra inclusive tuition weather.

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Vagrancy in Law and Practice under the Old Poor Law by Audrey Eccles

By Audrey Eccles

In eighteenth-century England, the legislation surrounding vagrancy was once complex, and perform stood in advanced courting to legislations. Drawing on large archival study and in-depth learn of either statute legislations and native administrative documents, this ebook examines the complexities of vagrancy legislations and the realities of its perform throughout the lengthy eighteenth century. It indicates how cost legislation and negative legislations provision did not tackle either the altering demographic scenario and the effect of wars, leaving major numbers with no help. targeting the 1744 Vagrant Act, the research lines how and why the legislations developed, from 1700 whilst vagrancy used to be first made a county cost, and what adjustments within the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries. It explores how vagrancy legislations was once used and to what impression, the way it was once prolonged and tailored to plug gaps in either negative legislation provision and in facing petty crime no longer lined through statute legislations, and the way legislations and perform intersected with social fact. utilizing the region periods documents of six counties: Westmorland, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Lancashire and Middlesex, the ebook is ready to provide the 1st account of vagrancy legislation in provincial England, instead of targeting metropolitan components, hence additionally demonstrating the tensions among parishes, justices and counties over using legislation and its monetary impression. via precise connection with situations of person vagrants, the ebook additionally indicates what kinds of humans have been handled below vagrancy legislations, what occurred to them, and the way and why the justices discriminated among the unlucky and the felony parts between them. This research unearths the crucial factors of the vagrancy difficulties and the misfit among the legislation and social truth, with specific emphasis at the effect of wars and immigration from eire and Scotland. because the first full-length research of vagrancy legislation and perform within the eighteenth century, this e-book will represent an important merchandise in any number of books at the outdated negative law.

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