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|Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice
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Author: Paul Butler
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"Paul Butler utilizes his years as a prosecutor and law teacher to dramatically describe this country's war on crime as one encouraging what it seeks to eliminate, corrupting those commissioned to enforce its laws and, in the process, ruining more lives than it protects. Butler conveys this tragedy with a wry humor and through a careful review of studies, experience, and insight."
--Derrick Bell, author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well and visiting professor at NYU Law School
"A provocative and intelligent analysis of U.S. justice. Butler has a fresh and thought-provoking perspective on issues like the war on drugs, snitches, and whether locking so many people up really makes Americans safer. Butler's compelling writing makes Let's Get Free a great read, and his insightful analysis has the potential to make the United States a more just society."
--Anthony D. Romero, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union
"Let's Get Free is a tour de force. This book is provocative and informative and creates a cross-generational dialogue that will enrich all those who read it. It helps us understand the complexity of crime and the need to moderate punishment. This is a good read and a must read."
--Charles J, Ogletree Jr., author of When Law Fails, professor of law at Harvard and the executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who traded in his corporate law salary to fight the good fight. It was those years on the front lines that convinced him that the American criminal justice system is fundamentally broken--it's not making the streets safer, nor helping the people he'd hoped, as a prosecutor, to protect.
In Let's Get Free, Butler, now an award-winning law professor, looks at several places where ordinary citizens interact with the justice system--as jurors, crime witnesses, and in encounters with the police--and explores what "doing the right thing" means in a corrupt system.
Butler's provocative proposals include jury nullification--voting "not guilty" in certain non-violent cases as a form of protest, just saying "no" when the police request your permission to search, and refusing to work inside the criminal justice system. And his groundbreaking "hip-hop theory of justice" reveals an important analysis of crime and punishment found in pop culture.
Chock full of great stories and cutting-edge analysis, this accessible and lively critique will change the way you think about crime and punishment in the United States. As Butler eloquently argues, when we end mass incarceration and excessive police power, everyone wins. Let's Get Free offers a powerful new vision of justice.
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|The Criminal Law Handbook, the Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System Know Your Rights, Survive the System
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Author: Paul Bergman
The best plain-English book on criminal law available!
Do you know what happens when you are accused of a crime? How you are charged? How plea bargains work? What happens in court?
Anyone who needs answers to these questions -- people accused of a crime, victims of crime, their families and friends, witnesses and those who want to know how the system works -- can turn to a plain-English legal book for the information they need.
With The Criminal Law Handbook, you can learn exactly what goes on in a criminal case. The easy-to-follow, question-and-answer format covers:
*arrests *booking *preliminary hearings *charges *bail *courts *arraignment *search and seizure *defenses *evidence *trials *plea bargains *sentencing *juveniles *"crimespeak," the language commonly used in criminal statutes *and much more
The 7th edition covers all of the latest Supreme Court cases and changes in criminal law.
No one's above the law, but nearly everyone breaks it at some point or another. Whether it's flashing lights pulling you over to the side or an auditor looking grimly through your tax receipts, there may come a time when you'll want to know more, in a personal sort of way, about arraignments and voir dire, habeas corpus, and just how bail works. Lawyers Bergman and Berman-Barrett cover it all in a straightforward, uncomplicated manner. Addressing police questioning and the law of search and seizure, criminal defense options and common defense strategies, acceptable courtroom behavior, basic criminal trial rules, and a walk through the trial process to parole, this is a strikingly accessible tome of information one hopes to never need. But in the event that you do, it's here and available in the kind of language you can understand and the wealth of detail and example you can use. --Stephanie Gold
|Police Work: The Social Organization of Policing
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Author: Peter K. Manning
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This revised edition of Peter Manning's highly regarded work expands on the conceptual framework and arguments presented in the First Edition. Manning's sociological approach is based on his fieldwork observing, interviewing, and sharing the day-to-day experiences of police in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The author has substantively rewritten and updated the volume. Coverage of technological advancements, current research statistics, citations to important and recent literature, revised tables, and contemporary examples all fuse with Manning's original and still relevant core concepts. Today's well-educated readers interested in understanding the occupation of policing and the role of police in society will find this informative book to be essential to their studies. Substantive changes enrich Manning's original concepts: includes a detailed outline of current technological capabilities for gathering, screening, managing and dispatching information; presents perspectives and findings based on recent studies and research; analyzes the effectiveness of community policing; examines the effects of social, political and economic trends on policing in the U.K. and the U.S.; incorporates examples of change in police policy, namely issues of deadly force and police pursuit; and discusses mass media's effects on policing.
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|Proving Federal Crimes
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Author: David M. Nissman
This book is an updated, expanded and restructured edition of the 3002 title, Proving Federal Crimes. This title is regarded as a treatise on the American criminal justice system.
|The Briar Patch: The Trial of the Panther 21
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Author: Murray Kempton
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On April 2, 1969, New York policemen, armed with shotguns and wearing bulletproof vests, rounded up members of the Black Panther party. Thirteen of 21 suspects were then charged and tried for attempted arson, attempted murder, and conspiracies to blow up various police stations, school buildings, a railroad yard, and the Bronx Botanical Gardens. But the forces of "law and order" behaved in a decidedly less lawful manner than the defendants. This text examines the proceedings, illuminating not only the story of the Panther 21 but the quality of justice in America.
Originally published nearly 25 years ago, The Briar Patch is the account of the arrest of 18 members of the Black Panther Party in April 1969 and the subsequent trial of 13 of them. (Indictments were originally returned against 21 Panthers--hence the subtitle of the book--but not all went to court.) The Panthers were charged with conspiracy to kill several police officers and to destroy a number of buildings, including four police stations, five department stores, and the Bronx Botanical Gardens. All were held on $100,000 bail, even though several white radicals arrested later for bombings that had actually been committed were released on far less bail. The march through the justice system took about two years, but all of the defendants were finally acquitted. In prose both wry and magisterial, Murray Kempton, a columnist for Newsday before his death, shows the fallacies (and racism) inherent in the government's case. One sample: much of the case was based on the testimony of an informer who had been diagnosed by several psychiatrists as a pathological liar and a paranoid schizophrenic.
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Author: Richard Rashke
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TRUST ME takes the reader on an undercover journey from a quarter-ounce cocaine buy to one of the largest hand-to-hand buys north of Miami. It's an insider's story of intrigue, danger, and bureaucratic sniping that almost killed the buy...and Tracy Sparshott, the undercover cop, who made it.
The FBI called him "Damn Local"
His Supervisor called him "Hard to Supervise"
Drug dealers called him "The Man"
Local Narc's called him "The Best"
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|Walking Away from Terrorism: Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements (Political Violence)
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Author: John Horgan
This accessible new book looks at how and why individuals leave terrorist movements, and considers the lessons and implications that emerge from this process.
Focusing on the tipping points for disengagement from groups such as Al Qaeda, the IRA and the UVF, this volume is informed by the dramatic and sometimes extraordinary accounts that the terrorists themselves offered to the author about why they left terrorism behind.
The book examines three major issues:
- what we currently know about de-radicalisation and disengagement
- how discussions with terrorists about their experiences of disengagement can show how exit routes come about, and how they then fare as ‘ex-terrorists’ away from the structures that protected them
- what the implications of these findings are for law-enforcement officers, policy-makers and civil society on a global scale.
Concluding with a series of thought-provoking yet controversial suggestions for future efforts at controlling terrorist behaviour, Walking Away From Terrorism provides an comprehensive introduction to disengagement and de-radicalisation and offers policymakers a series of considerations for the development of counter-radicalization and de-radicalisation processes.
This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism and political violence, war and conflict studies, security studies and political psychology.
John Horgan is Director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at the Pennsylvania State University. He is one of the world's leading experts on terrorist psychology, and has authored over 50 publications in this field; recent books include the The Psychology of Terrorism (Routledge 2005) and Leaving Terrorism Behind (co-edited, Routledge 2008)
|We Will Remember (Minnesota)
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Author: Lisa Lovering
"We Will Remember" provides a historical account of Minnesota peace officers who have died in the line of duty from 1882-2000. The book details the events leading up to the deaths of 216 officers who died serving the citizens of the State of Minnesota. The book includes the stories of officers from every department around the state which includes city, county, state and federal officers.
"We Will Remember" was written by a Minnesota officer for surviving family, co-workers, officers and others to provide a way for them to remember these fine men and women and the historical events that have taken place in law enforcement history in Minnesota.
|COP Talk: Essential Communication Skills for Community Policing
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Author: Dr. Virginia Kidd
Community oriented policing requires increased and improved communication between officers and their community. COP Talk provides officers concrete ways to improve their communication with community members, fellow officers, government agencies, and the media. COP Talk blends proven academic principles with practical skill-building tools tailored to the special needs of police-community interactions. Includes key features to enhance learning and recall: Composite Stories of actual experiences illustrate communication concepts and techniques. Action Clips show how specific communication techniques and strategies have been used successfully in real-life application. Pocket Guides expand on the topic at hand, introduce helpful related information, and summarize complex processes. Activities help officers apply the concepts and practice implementing new techniques. Packed with advice, COP Talk demystifies the art of building relationships, conducting meetings, giving talks, involving the community, problem solving, and getting publicity.
|Criminal sentences; law without order,
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Author: Marvin E Frankel
Criminal sentences; law without order, [Hardcover]
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