Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System

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Nelson-Hall Publishers, Jan 1, 1998 - Law - 398 pages
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This fourth edition of LAW AND JUSTICE, a thorough examination of the justice system in the United States, is the result of substantial revisions. In this new edition, recent court decisions and their effects on law and justice are examined. Controversial areas such as how to interpret the Constitution and statutes, and the conflicts between the legislative and judicial branches have been integrated into the text. Information on law schools and legal education has been updated as well. Abadinsky gives a useful introduction to such topics as the development of modern law, the origins of common law and civil law, the differences between criminal and civil proceedings, and the concept of equity, among others. Based on the latest research data and relevant legal changes, this text is a comprehensive examination of the complex interaction of law and society.

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Contents

State and Federal Courts
23
Judicial Interpretation
32
LAW AND JUSTICE CHRONOLOGY xiti Mediation and Arbitration
43
Copyright

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Howard Abadinsky, a Professor in Criminal Justice & Legal Studies at St. John's University, is a widely respected author and researcher in the criminal justice field. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Abadinsky served as an inspector for the Cook County Sheriff's Office for eight years and as a New York State parole officer for 15 years. He is the author of several books, including ORGANIZED CRIME, 8e. Dr. Abadinsky received his master's degree from the Fordham University School of Social Service and a Ph.D. in sociology from New York University.

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