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A Sword For The Convicted

Author : David T. Wasserman
ISBN : 0313268819
Genre : Law
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This book offers the first study of indigent criminal appellate representation in the United States. Using New York City as a research model, it explores the organizational, tactical, and ethical challenges of providing zealous advocacy for every convicted indigent wishing to appeal. The author, a former staff attorney with New York's Legal Aid Society, examines the impact of the Supreme Court's Douglas decision on appellate courts and representation; presents an empirical study of criminal appeals in New York; and discusses the implications of this research for indigent appellate defense.

Censorship And Silencing

Author : Robert Post
ISBN : 089236484X
Genre : Law
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Censorship was once a predictable topic, dividing liberals and conservatives down the middle on issues like obscenity and national security. Today, the debate over the regulation of speech offers no such easy dichotomy, with feminists joining forces with religious fundamentalists to control pornography, and abortion rights advocates seeking to restrict clinic demonstrations while prolife groups defend their freedom to picket. Underlying this trend is a fundamental intellectual shift--exemplified by the work of Michel Foucault--that holds that the state is not the only agent of censorship. The thirteen contributors here explore the topic of censorship from the viewpoint of numerous disciplines and viewpoints.

Encyclopedia Of World Poverty

Author : Mehmet Odekon
ISBN : 9781452265186
Genre : Social Science
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The Encyclopedia of World Poverty provides extensive and current information, as well as insight into the contemporary debate on poverty. The three volumes of this state-of-the-art Encyclopedia contain over 800 original articles written by more than 125 renowned scholars. The entries contributing to this work explore poverty in various regions of the world, and examine the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects.

Bridging The Gap

Author : Nancy L. Herron
ISBN : 1563081148
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Controversial social problems currently facing Americans are addressed in these 12 astute bibliographic essays that synthesize the literature on the issues and outline strategies for locating additional information. A few of the issues covered are media and popular culture; public policy and government; law and the administration of the justice system; poverty, welfare, and unemployment; child care and elder care; hunger and nutrition; homelessness; and children and the changing American family. The essays provide thoughtful examinations of the issues, discuss possible resolutions, and present lists of resources for further study. An essential purchase for college and university libraries, this work is also appropriate for high school libraries and medium to large public libraries. It can be used as a supplementary text for sociology, social work, public policy, family studies, education, and nursing courses that involve the study of contemporary social issues, and as a handbook by practitioners i

Securing Reasonable Caseloads

Author : Norman Lefstein
ISBN : 0615543766
Genre : Legal assistance to the poor
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For the criminal justice system to work, adequate resources must be available for police, prosecutors and public defense. This timely, incisive and important book by Professor Norman Lefstein looks carefully at one leg of the justice system's "three-legged stool"public defenseand the chronic overload of cases faced by public defenders and other lawyers who represent the indigent. Fortunately, the publication does far more than bemoan the current lack of adequate funding, staffing and other difficulties faced by public defense systems in the U.S. and offers concrete suggestions for dealing with these serious issues.

Bowker S Law Books And Serials In Print

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ISBN : IND:30000043360803
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ISBN : UCSC:32106020976582
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Appellate Courts And Lawyers

Author : Thomas B. Marvell
ISBN : 0313203121
Genre : Appellate courts
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Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888533
Genre : American literature
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Gideon S Trumpet

Author : Anthony Lewis
ISBN : 9780679723127
Genre : History
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The story of a convict's defense of his contention that a person on trial should not be denied the assistance of counsel

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