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International Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: David P. Stewart

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314149923

Category: Law

Page: 445

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The Nutshell is intended as an introduction for students taking a first course in international criminal law as well as practitioners with little or no familiarity with the field. After a brief introduction to the history of international criminal law (from its origins through Nuremburg to the ad hoc tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda), it summarizes basic principles of international accountability (such as the doctrine of "legality") and concepts of international criminal jurisdiction (including "universal" jurisdiction). Several chapters focus on the International Criminal Court, in particular its substantive jurisdiction (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression), modes of liability and available defenses. Additional chapters cover the purposes and procedures of extradition (and its alternatives, such as "rendition") and mutual legal assistance (obtaining evidence abroad for use in criminal cases). Attention is also given to the major ?

Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Arnold H. Loewy

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314194961

Category: Law

Page: 347

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Gain an overview and develop perspective on the extensive area of criminal law. Organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Features special defenses and the burden of proof. Covers inchoate and group criminality. Also reflects on the limitations of criminal law.

International Human Rights and International Education

Author: Thomas Buergenthal,Judith Torney-Purta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International education

Page: 211

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Swiss Criminal Law

Author: Anna Petrig,Nadine Zurkinden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037517383

Category:

Page: 218

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This book comes as the first English language, systematic overview of Swiss criminal law. It provides a gateway for lawyers who are unfamiliar with this legal order, yet have an academic or practical interest in it. And it gives lawyers with a background in Swiss law a useful tool when working in English. The book brings into focus the basics of criminal law and links it with criminal procedural law, the rules on transnational cooperation in criminal matters and the parameters flowing from constitutional, international and European law. It deals with core questions of criminal law: what amounts to a criminal offence, how is criminal liability determined and what are its consequences? Furthermore, it provides general insight on international criminal law, which plays an increasingly important role. To fulfil its gateway function, the book concludes with a practical guide to Swiss criminal law and a thesaurus.

Public International Law in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas Buergenthal,Sean D. Murphy

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 388

View: 7053

Provides an overview of contemporary international law and signposts for additional research. Includes chapters on the law of the sea, international environmental law, the use of force and arms control. Text explores the application and relevance of international law, as well as its sources. Discusses international organizations, dispute settlement, International Law of Treaties, and the rights of individuals. In addition, the text addresses jurisdiction, U.S. foreign relations law, and immunities. Also features international legal research sources and methods.

Understanding International Criminal Law

Author: Ellen S. Podgor,Roger S. Clark

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327189851

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This Understanding treatise is divided into four parts: • The first part provides a general overview, with definitions to key terms that appear throughout the book. It covers the area of jurisdiction, as this is the starting point in determining the applicability of using international law • The second part covers selected areas of international criminal law. It is not exhaustive of all areas of international or transnational law. Choices of specific crimes to cover were made on the basis of showing a diversity of topics, new and developing areas such as computer crimes, and the older more traditional areas such as piracy. It provides materials on both violent and non-violent crimes. Areas of immediate importance, such as terrorism and narcotics trafficking, are discussed • The third part covers procedural issues. It includes constitutional issues, immunities, obtaining evidence from abroad, obtaining people from abroad, and post-conviction issues such as prisoner transfers • The final part of this treatise covers the international aspects of international criminal law. In addition to examining what constitutes an international crime, it looks at human rights issues, international tribunals, and the International Criminal Court.

International Criminal Law

Essentials

Author: Ronald Slye,Ronald C. Slye,Beth Van Schaack

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735565531

Category: Law

Page: 354

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Highly respected educator-scholars Elizabeth Van Schaack and Ronald C. Slye highlight and summarize the major concepts and themes of International Criminal Law with clear, informal language in this concise paperback text. Van Schaack and Slye provide a general overview of International Criminal Law that includes: a straightforward introductory chapter explanation and descriptions of the major international crimes, including: war crimes crimes against humanity genocide aggression terrorism coverage of individual rights and protections and the major defenses available to International Criminal Law defendants references to decisions from outside of the usual Western canon such as those from African, Asian, and Central and South American source discussion of the growing body of international jurisprudence being generated through international tribunals, hybrid tribunals, and other sources If you're thinking about teaching a course on International Criminal Law, you'll want to examine this timely, brief, and conceptually organized introductory text, written by two of the leading authorities in the field.

Death Penalty in a Nutshell

Author: Victor Streib

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314279569

Category: Law

Page: 319

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This death penalty nutshell covers both the substantive and procedural law of capital cases, along with relevant history, jurisprudence and constitutional law. It addresses international issues, the complex role of defense counsel, systemic bias, and execution of the innocent. Statutory and case law, as well as all relevant data, are current as of mid-2012, providing a basis for broad exploration of academic and pragmatic issues for lawyers, law students and others interested in the worst crimes committed by the worst offenders.

International Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Marci Hoffman,Robert Berring

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634605212

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Page: N.A

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This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it's aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. Finally, it sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Additional teaching materials are available for this title, and include online links to research sources noted in the book: Appendix A: Comprehensive List of Sources Appendix B: Websites Containing National Law Appendix C: Web Treaty Collections Appendix D: Planning Your Research and Organizational Tools

Marijuana Law in a Nutshell

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634599351

Category:

Page: N.A

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Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering

A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, Auditors, and Financial Investigators

Author: James R. Richards

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420048728

Category: Law

Page: 344

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WRITTEN BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL FOR OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL IN THE TRENCHES This book examines the workings of organized criminals and criminal groups that transcend national boundaries. Discussions include methods used by criminal groups to internationally launder money; law enforcement efforts to counteract such schemes; and new methods and tactics to counteract transnational money laundering. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FACETS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIME AND MEASURES TO COMBAT THEM Intended for law enforcement personnel, bank compliance officers, financial investigators, criminal defense attorneys, and anyone interested in learning about the basic concepts of international crime and money laundering, this timely text explains: money laundering terms and phrases an overview of relevant federal agencies, transnational criminal organizations, and basic investigatory techniques the intricacies of wire transfers and cyberbanking the phenomenon of the "World Wide Web"

Trade Secret Law in a Nutshell

Author: Sharon K. Sandeen,Elizabeth A. Rowe

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683285267

Category: Trade secrets

Page: 521

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Trade Secret Law is the first and only book in the Nutshell series to cover trade secret law in depth. It was written as a companion to Cases and Materials on Trade Secret Law by Rowe and Sandeen (the first casebook on trade secret law), but adds more practical advice. Thus, it is a useful resource for attorneys and law students alike. It could be a supplement to a course on trade secret law or an IP survey course that covers trade secret law, as most now do. Like the casebook, it focuses on the predominate law governing trade secrets in the U.S.: The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (now applicable in 47 of 50 states). The Trade Secret Law in a Nutshell addresses both international and criminal enforcement of trade secret rights. The Second Edition includes significant legal developments, including coverage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Children and the Law in a Nutshell

Author: DOUGLAS. MANGOLD ABRAMS (SUSAN. RAMSEY, SARAH.),Sarah H. Ramsey,Susan V. Mangold

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640201897

Category: LAW

Page: 648

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This thoroughly updated Nutshell follows the structure and format of the authors' popular casebook--Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice. The authors have devoted entire chapters to the meaning of "parent," civil and criminal abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports.

White Collar Crime in a Nutshell

Author: Ellen S. Podgor,Jerold H. Israel

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 481

View: 9158

This text provides a broad overview of white collar crime, including procedural and evidentiary issues. It covers specific offenses such as mail and bank fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, bribery, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and computer crimes. It covers procedural topics such as those related to grand jury and administrative agency investigations, self-incrimination, and parallel proceedings. Also discussed are punishment and sanctions for white collar crimes.

California Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: William D. Raymond,Daniel E. Hall

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780827379404

Category: Law

Page: 526

View: 6524

Unlike "generalist" textbooks, this text provides students with knowledge of the specific laws and procedures applicable in California. Written for use in California universities and colleges, paralegal schools, court reporter schools, police academies and other training programs, this text is ideal for students intending to assume a law enforcement or legal position within the California justice system. It covers California criminal law and procedure in considerable detail, imparting to the student a true understanding of these subjects. Detailed citations permit students to pursue further in-depth research. Upon graduation, students will find this text an excellent on-the-job reference.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7941-2

Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform

Learning from Failure

Author: Greg Berman,Aubrey Fox

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442268484

Category: Law

Page: 164

View: 6811

In this revised edition of their concise, readable, yet wide-ranging book, Greg Berman and Aubrey Fox tackle a question students and scholars of law, criminology, and political science constantly face: what mistakes have led to the problems that pervade the criminal justice system in the United States? The reluctance of criminal justice policymakers to talk openly about failure, the authors argue, has stunted the public conversation about crime in this country and stifled new ideas. It has also contributed to our inability to address such problems as chronic offending in low-income neighborhoods, an overreliance on incarceration, the misuse of pretrial detention, and the high rates of recidivism among parolees. Berman and Fox offer students and policymakers an escape from this fate by writing about failure in the criminal justice system. Their goal is to encourage a more forthright dialogue about criminal justice, one that acknowledges that many new initiatives fail and that no one knows for certain how to reduce crime. For the authors, this is not a source of pessimism, but a call to action. This revised edition is updated with a new foreword by Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and afterword by Greg Berman.

Reasonable Doubts

The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068483264X

Category: Law

Page: 270

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Using the O.J. Simpson case as a backdrop, the famous defense lawyer examines the American criminal justice system, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses

International Criminal Justice in Bello?

The ICC Between Law and Politics in Darfur and Northern Uganda

Author: Philipp Kastner

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 900419312X

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 2783

By analysing the involvement of the International Criminal Court in northern Uganda and Darfur, this book argues that the primary mandate of the ICC seems to have unduly shifted from fighting impunity to influencing politics in the context of ongoing armed conflicts.

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Robert Cryer,Håkan Friman,Darryl Robinson,Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139993348

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5660

By offering both a comprehensive update and new material reflecting the continuing development of the subject, this continues to be the leading textbook on international criminal law. Its experienced author team draws on its combined expertise as teachers, scholars and practitioners to offer an authoritative survey of the field. The third edition contains new material on the theory of international criminal law, the practice of international criminal tribunals, the developing case law on principles of liability and procedures and new practice on immunities. It offers valuable supporting online materials such as case studies, worked examples and study guides. Retaining its comprehensive coverage, clarity and critical analysis, it remains essential reading for all in the field.

International Humanitarian Law

Author: Emily Crawford,Alison Pert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107116171

Category: Law

Page: 332

View: 1282

This clear and concise textbook on international humanitarian law guides students through the subject with examples, discussion questions and extracts.

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