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The Future Of African Customary Law

Author : Jeanmarie Fenrich
ISBN : 9781139497824
Genre : Law
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Customary laws and traditional institutions in Africa constitute comprehensive legal systems that regulate the entire spectrum of activities from birth to death. Once the sole source of law, customary rules now exist in the context of pluralist legal systems with competing bodies of domestic constitutional law, statutory law, common law and international human rights treaties. This book promotes discussion and understanding of customary law and explores its continued relevance in sub-Saharan Africa. The volume considers the characteristics of customary law and efforts to ascertain and codify customary law, and how this body of law differs in content, form and status from legislation and common law. It also addresses a number of substantive areas of customary law including the role and power of traditional authorities; customary criminal law; customary land tenure, property rights and intestate succession; and the relationship between customary law, human rights and gender equality.

The Penal Laws Of Pennsylvania

Author : Pennsylvania
ISBN : PSU:000018428223
Genre : Criminal law
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A Treatise On The Criminal Law Of The United States

Author : Francis Wharton
ISBN : UOM:35112105001095
Genre : Criminal law
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An Essay On Penal Law In Pennsylvania

Author : Thomas Earle
ISBN : UOM:35112104056595
Genre : Criminal law
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The Penal Code Of Pennsylvania

Author : Pennsylvania
Genre : Criminal law
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A Statistical View Of The Operation Of The Penal Code Of Pennsylvania

Author : Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons
ISBN : NYPL:33433075947915
Genre : Criminal statistics
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The Collapse Of American Criminal Justice

Author : William J. Stuntz
ISBN : 9780674051751
Genre : Law
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Rule of law has vanished in America’s criminal justice system. Prosecutors decide whom to punish; most accused never face a jury; policing is inconsistent; plea bargaining is rampant; and draconian sentencing fills prisons with mostly minority defendants. A leading criminal law scholar looks to history for the roots of these problems—and solutions.

A Digest Of The Criminal Law

Author : James Fitzjames Stephen
ISBN : UOM:35112104599495
Genre : Criminal law
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Hispanics In The U S Criminal Justice System

Author : Martin Guevara Urbina
ISBN : 9780398092160
Genre : Law
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This updated and expanded new edition resumes the theme of the first edition, and the findings reveal that race, ethnicity, gender, class, and several other variables continue to play a significant and consequential role in the legal decision-making process. The book is structured into three sections, each of which corresponds to a different body of work on Latinos. Section One explores the historical dynamics and influence of ethnicity in law enforcement, and focuses on how ethnicity impacts policing field practices, such as traffic stops, use of force, and the subsequent actions that police departments have employed to alleviate these problems. A detailed examination of critical issues facing Latino defendants seeks to better understand the law enforcement process. The history of immigration laws as it pertains to Mexicans and Latinos explains how Mexicans have been excluded from the United States through anti-immigrant legislation. Latino officers must cope with structural and political issues, the community, and media, as these practices and experiences within the American police system are explored. Section Two focuses on the repressive practices against Mexicans that resulted in executions, vigilantism, and mass expulsions. The topic of Latinos and the Fourth Amendment reveals that the constitutional right of people to be protected against unreasonable searches and seizures has been eviscerated for Latinos, and particularly for Mexicans. Possible remedies to existing shortcomings of the court system when processing indigent defendants are presented. Section Three studies the issue of Hispanics and the penal system. The ethnic realities of life behind bars, probation and parole, the legacy of capital punishment, and life after prison are discussed. Section Four addresses the globalization of Latinos, social control, and the future of Latinos in the U.S. Criminal justice system. Lastly, the race and ethnic experience through the lens of science, law, and the American imagination, are explored, concluding with policy recommendations for social and criminal justice reform, and ultimately humanizing differences. Written for professionals and students of law enforcement, this book will promote the understanding of the historical legacy of brutality, manipulation, oppression, marginalization, prejudice, discrimination, power and control, and white America's continued fear about racial and ethnic minorities.

University Of Pennsylvania Law Review And American Law Register

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ISBN : UOM:35112101135673
Genre : Law
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