A Problem of Evidence

How the Prosecution Freed O.J. Simpson


Author: Joseph Bosco

Publisher: William Morrow & Company


Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 1001

Describes incidents during the double murder trial of O.J. Simpson, as well as behind-the-scences information, to argue that the prosecution's incompetence was responsible for Simpson's acquittal

Weiße Frauen in Bewegung

Genealogien und Konkurrenzen von Race- und Genderpolitiken


Author: Gabriele Dietze

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839405173

Category: Social Science

Page: 522

View: 4295

Die Studie konfrontiert zwei zentrale Emanzipationsanstrengungen der Moderne miteinander: unmarkierte 'weiße' US-amerikanische Frauenbewegungen und den Kampf um Bürgerrechte von people of color. Es geht dabei um implizite Sozio- und Psycho-Logiken, die Feminität mit whiteness gleichsetzen und race-Emanzipation mit Maskulinität. Die Studie untersucht kontraproduktive Race-Gender-Konkurrenzen, z.B. einen 'Rape-Lynching-Komplex', der schwarze Männer und weiße Frauen in ein Gewaltverhältnis imaginiert, Sexualpolitik im Second Wave Feminism und den Prozess um O.J. Simpson. Erkenntnisinteresse ist die Verfugung von Sexismus und Rassismus und seine soziokulturellen Repräsentationsformen.

Critical Companion to Toni Morrison

A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work


Author: Carmen Gillespie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108575

Category: Electronic books

Page: 497

View: 2782

Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, is perhaps the most important living American author. This work examines Morrison's life and writing, featuring critical analyses of her work and themes, as well as entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Practice and Process


Author: Kenneth J. Peak,Pamela M. Everett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506305946

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 6289

Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, Second Edition uses a proven problem-based learning approach to enhance the critical thinking and analytic skills of students. Best-selling authors Kenneth J. Peak and Pamela M. Everett explain the importance of criminal justice and show students how key trends, emerging issues, historical background, and practical lessons apply to their future careers. Students learn core topics—policing, corrections, criminal behavior, criminal law, and courts—as well as special topics such as ethics, juvenile justice, terrorism, and the changing war on drugs, while learning how to solve problems they are likely to face as criminal justice practitioners. Packed with new examples and drawing on the authors’ years of experience in the field, this student-friendly book offers a palpable, real-world flavor typically missing in other texts for the course.

When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View


Author: Lola Romanucci-Ross,Laurence R. Tancredi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027567

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 7778

What happens when two systems, law and medicine, are joined in the arena of the court? This work deals with the structure and the premises of two diverse discourse models; the approach is anthropological. Several chapters are preponderantly based on legal research, addressing cases requiring testimony by expert witnesses on recent technologies used in the laboratories of medical scientists. Descriptions of other societies and cultures consider the identical problems of rights, privileges, and duties, and provide perspectives to cultural self-knowledge. This volume can be used as a text for courses taught in medical schools and law schools. It will be of particular interest to students taking courses in health science, public health, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, psychology, sociology, public justice, behavioral sciences, forensic psychiatry, legal anthropology, social welfare, as well as courses on research models.

Culture Wars: M - Z


Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780765617613

Category: Culture conflict

Page: 724

View: 5733

Although openness and inclusion are cornerstones of life in the United States, intolerance and reactionary politics are also very real. As the nation prepares to elect a new president, "The Culture Wars" addresses the key defining issues of contemporary American society through the lens of political and social controversy.Featuring hundreds of A-Z entries and numerous photos, the set examines the history and relevance of the issues, events, controversies, personalities, groups, and concepts that have contributed to the political and social polarization of American society over recent decades. It details hot-button topics as well as the role of the media in defining and shaping these issues - everything from abortion, the Christian Coalition, the environmental movement, feminism, and gay rights, to illegal aliens, pornography, stem-cell research, Watergate, and zero tolerance.

Famous Crimes Revisited

A Forensic Scientist Reexamines the Evidence


Author: Henry Lee,Jerry Labriola

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425196915

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 2221

Looks at legendary crimes of the twentieth century, including the Lindbergh kidnapping, the O.J. Simpson case, and the JonBenet Ramsey case.

Introduction to Logic

Propositional Logic


Author: Howard Pospesel,William G. Lycan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

View: 3001

This clearly written introduction to the fundamental branch of symbolic logic treats the symbolization of English sentences, and develops formal-proof, truth-table, and truth-tree techniques for evaluating arguments. Logic is applied to materials encountered by college students with practical examples and exercises drawn from newspapers, television, textbooks, and so forth. Logic is made interesting and relatively easy to learn without sacrificing content or rigor. The natural-deduction inference rules employed are well suited for enhancing students' logical skills. Each logical connective is the subject of one chapter. This allows the student to master both symbolization and proof moves before tackling the next connective. Among the new and revised elements in the third edition are many new exercises and examples, a chapter on truth trees, an appendix on metatheory, and derived rules presented in two stages to facilitate learning.

Cracking Cases

The Science of Solving Crimes


Author: Henry C. Lee

Publisher: Pyr Books


Category: True Crime

Page: 316

View: 800

Looks at the investigative process of five murder cases, including the O.J. Simpson case and the Woodchipper case, how the forensic evidence was used at trial, and how the evidence was used to exonerate or convict the killers.

WMD terrorism

science and policy choices


Author: Stephen M. Maurer

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262012980

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 9440

This first comprehensive overview of what scientists and scholars know about WMD terrorism clears away many of the misconceptions that surround this topic.

Cracking More Cases

The Forensic Science of Solving Crimes


Author: Henry C. Lee

Publisher: Pyr Books


Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 8107

Discusses the principles and practices of forensic science and furnishes an analysis of the investigative process of several murder cases, including the JonBenet Ramsey case, describing how the forensic evidence is used.

Killing Time

The First Full Investigation Into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman


Author: Donald Freed

Publisher: Macmillan General Reference


Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 2757

Uses evidence and forensic material from the crime scene to create alternate scenarios of what actually happened on the night of the infamous 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Tour.

Controversies in Innocence Cases in America


Author: Ms Sarah Lucy Cooper

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409463567

Category: Law

Page: 246

View: 2999

Controversies in Innocence Cases in America brings together leading experts on the investigation, litigation, and scholarly analysis of innocence cases in America, from legal, political and ethical perspectives. The contributors, many of whom work on these cases daily, investigate contemporary issues presented by innocence cases and the exoneration movement as a whole. These issues include the challenges faced by the movement, causes of wrongful convictions, problems associated with investigating, proving, and defining 'innocence', and theories of reform. Each issue is placed within a multi-disciplinary perspective to provide cogent observations and recommendations for the effective handling of these cases, and for what changes should be adopted in order to improve the American criminal justice system when it is faced with its most harrowing sight: an innocent defendant.

A Question of Evidence

The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies, from Napoleon to O. J.


Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471462683

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 722