Download China’s Death Penalty: History, Law and Contemporary by Hong Lu,Terance D. Miethe PDF

By Hong Lu,Terance D. Miethe

By all money owed, China is the realm chief within the variety of criminal executions. Its lengthy old use of capital punishment and its significant political and fiscal adjustments through the years are social proof that make China a terrific context for a case learn of the dying penalty in legislations and perform. This e-book examines the dying penalty in the altering socio-political context of China. The authors'treatment of China' loss of life penalty is criminal, historic, and comparative. specifically, they research;



  • the substantive and approaches legislation surrounding capital punishment in several historic periods

  • the reasons and capabilities of capital punishment in China in a number of dynasties

  • changes within the approach to imposition and relative occurrence of capital punishment over time

  • the socio-demographic profile of the performed and their crimes over the past 20 years and comparative practices in different nations.

Their analyses of the dying penalty in modern China specialise in either its idea - the way it will be performed in legislation - and real perform - in response to to be had secondary reports/sources.

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Download Crime and Community in Ciceronian Rome by Andrew M. Riggsby PDF

By Andrew M. Riggsby

In the past due Roman Republic, acts of wrongdoing opposed to contributors have been prosecuted in deepest courts, whereas the iudicia publica (literally "public courts") attempted circumstances that concerned damage to the neighborhood as an entire. during this publication, Andrew M. Riggsby completely investigates the categories of circumstances heard through the general public courts to supply a provocative new figuring out of what has been defined as "crime" within the Roman Republic and to light up the inherently political nature of the Roman public courts.

Through the lens of Cicero's forensic oratory, Riggsby examines the 4 significant public offenses: ambitus (bribery of the electorate), de sicariis et veneficiis (murder), vis (riot), and repetundae (extortion by way of provincial administrators). He persuasively argues that every of those offenses includes a contravention of the correct relatives among the kingdom and the folk, as interpreted via orators and juries. He concludes that during the overdue Roman Republic the single crimes have been political crimes.

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Download Rauschdrogen: Marktformen und Wirkungsweisen (German by Thomas Geschwinde PDF

By Thomas Geschwinde

Die Neuauflage geht neben den 'klassischen', meist halbsynthetisch gewonnenen Drogen wie etwa Cocain vertiefend auf vollsynthetische Rauschdrogen ein, die häufig zunächst als study chemical substances etwa im Rahmen der Schmerzbehandlung entwickelt worden waren, seit Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts jedoch in zunehmendem Ausmaß auch in Deutschland auf den illegalen Drogenmarkt drängen. Gleichzeitig wird verstärkt auch auf pflanzliche Stoffe eingegangen, die in Europa bisher weitgehend unbekannt waren, nunmehr jedoch im Zuge des dominierenden polyvalenten Missbrauchs und riskanter Konsummuster weltweit über Online-Shops ohne weiteres verfügbar sind und in unterschiedlichsten Kombinationen mit Vollsynthetica als 'Legal High'-Produkte vertrieben werden - ohne dass die Zusammensetzung für den Konsumenten erkennbar und das Gefährdungspotential einschätzbar wäre. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt der Neuauflage widmet sich 'Lifestyle'-Medikamenten, etwa aus der Gruppe der Amfetamin-artigen Stimulantia, die ebenfalls weltweit u.a. im Online-Handel zum 'Cognitive Enhancement' angeboten und ohne medizinische Indikation zur kognitiven Leistungssteigerung eingenommen werden.

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Download Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American by Marie Gottschalk PDF

By Marie Gottschalk

The large legal buildup of the previous 4 a long time has few defenders, but reforms to lessen the numbers of these incarcerated were remarkably modest. in the meantime, an ever-widening carceral kingdom has sprouted within the shadows, extending its succeed in a ways past the felony gate. It sunders households and groups and reworks conceptions of democracy, rights, and citizenship—posing an impressive political and social problem. In Caught, Marie Gottschalk examines why the carceral country is still so tenacious within the usa. She analyzes the shortcomings of the 2 dominant penal reform strategies—one interested by addressing racial disparities, the opposite on looking bipartisan, race-neutral recommendations headquartered on reentry, justice reinvestment, and decreasing recidivism.

With a brand new preface comparing the effectiveness of modern proposals to reform mass incarceration, Caught bargains a bracing appraisal of the politics of penal reform.

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Download Corrections, Peacemaking and Restorative Justice: by Michael Braswell,John Fuller,Bo Lozoff PDF

By Michael Braswell,John Fuller,Bo Lozoff

This publication perspectives peacemaking as a wide, encompassing strategy that's expressed in lots of assorted shapes and types. It blends ancient-wisdom traditions, peacemaking criminology, and restorative justice ideas as a fashion of intervening with offenders in either institutional and community-based settings. Philosophical and religious contexts for peacemaking are provided that shape a starting place for knowing the potential of peacemaking in criminological inspiration, the legal justice process, and society in general.

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Download Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice System by George T. Patterson PDF

By George T. Patterson

The legal justice method, with its advanced regulations and methods and its specialise in deterrence, punishment, and rehabilitation, could be a tough procedure to appreciate. Social paintings perform within the legal Justice System provides an outline of the felony justice procedure, exploring the community of platforms which include it.


Integrating social paintings values and a dedication to social justice, this textbook explores how social staff can perform to handle social difficulties in the felony justice method and promotes the improvement of data, abilities and demanding mirrored image during this more and more vital quarter of perform. as well as protecting the 4 key parts for social paintings perform – legislations enforcement, courts, corrections, and laws – it covers:





  • Alternative courses and providers




  • Special populations – akin to juveniles, ladies and intercourse offenders




  • Special subject matters – corresponding to reoffending, wrongful conviction and racial disparities




  • The program of evidence-based perform ideas in legal justice.



Looking on the demanding situations and possibilities of social paintings perform within the felony justice procedure, this can be definitely the right textual content for social paintings teachers, scholars and practitioners operating with or in the felony justice approach. every one bankruptcy incorporates a precis of social paintings perform implications, key phrases, and steered additional reading.

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Download Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, by Intisar A. Rabb PDF

By Intisar A. Rabb

This publication considers a big and principally missed region of Islamic legislation by means of exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved legal instances which may now not be confirmed past a doubt, calling into query a arguable well known proposal approximately Islamic legislation this present day, that's that Islamic legislation is a divine felony culture that has little room for discretion or doubt, really in Islamic felony legislations. regardless of its modern attractiveness, that proposal seems to were a long way open air the mainstream of Islamic legislations for many of its historical past. rather than rejecting doubt, medieval Muslim students principally embraced it. in reality, they used doubt to magnify their very own strength and to build Islamic legal legislation itself. via exam of felony, historic, and theological assets, and various illustrative case reports, this ebook indicates that Muslim jurists built a hugely subtle and controlled process for facing Islam's exact notion of doubt, which developed from the 7th to the 16th century.

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Download Pioneers in Forensic Science: Innovations and Issues in by Kelly M. Pyrek PDF

By Kelly M. Pyrek

This booklet highlights the contributions of major forensic technology practitioners, iconic figures who've been fundamental in either setting up present clinical and medicolegal practices and leading edge proof assortment, trying out, and research equipment. Such execs contain Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and extra. formerly unpublished interviews with those pioneers within the box, expressly undertaken for the needs this booklet, study the final 30 years—past tendencies that experience formed the field—as good as present and rising tendencies that experience, and should form, the way forward for forensic science.

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Download EU Criminal Law (Modern Studies in European Law) by Valsamis Mitsilegas PDF

By Valsamis Mitsilegas

european legal legislations may be the fastest-growing sector of european legislation. it's also some of the most contested fields of ecu motion, masking measures that have an important effect at the safety of basic rights and the connection among the person and the kingdom, whereas even as offering a problem to nation sovereignty within the box and almost certainly reconfiguring considerably the connection among Member States and the ecu. The publication will study intimately the most points of european felony legislation, within the gentle of those constitutional demanding situations. those contain: the heritage and associations of ecu legal legislation (including the evolution of the 3rd pillar and its dating with EC law); harmonisation in legal legislations and approach (with emphasis on competence questions); mutual acceptance in legal issues (including the operation of the eu Arrest Warrant) and accompanying measures; motion through ecu our bodies facilitating police and judicial co-operation in legal concerns (such as Europol, Eurojust and OLAF); the gathering and trade of private information, specifically through ecu databases and co-operation among legislations enforcement gurus; and the exterior measurement of european motion in legal concerns, together with EU-US counter-terrorism co-operation. The research is forward-looking, bearing in mind the capability effect of the Lisbon Treaty on european legal law.

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Download Beischlaf zwischen Verwandten (§ 173 StGB): Reform und by Sami Bdeiwi PDF

By Sami Bdeiwi

Gegenstand der vorliegenden Abhandlung ist die Reformdiskussion und Gesetzgebung der Inzeststraftatbestände des § 173 StGB, erstmals zusammenhängend dargestellt von 1870 bis zur Gegenwart. In einer chronologischen Untersuchung werden die einzelnen Reformbemühungen sowie die verschiedenen Gesetzesinitiativen und Gesetzesänderungen dargestellt und somit die maßgeblichen Argumente, Begründungen, Hintergründe und rationale für die Inzeststraftatbestände in der jeweiligen Epoche herausgearbeitet. Das verwendete Quellenmaterial setzt sich aus veröffentlichten und auch aus unveröffentlichten Quellen zusammen.

Der Verfasser zeichnet die Historie der Inzeststraftatbestände in der deutschen Strafgesetzgebung nach, used to be für das Verständnis und der Auseinandersetzung mit der Strafnorm des heutigen § 173 StGB für unabdinglich gehalten wird. Der Verfasser kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass über die Legitimation der Inzeststraftatbestände teilweise keine oder nur ungefähre, jedenfalls überwiegend wechselnde Vorstellungen gemacht worden sind und die Argumente der Sittenwidrigkeit und des Moralschutzes kontinuierlich zur Begründung der Inzeststrafbarkeit herangezogen worden sind.

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