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The Death Penalty: What's Keeping It Alive

by Andrea D. Lyon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The Death Penalty: What’s Keeping it Alive an award-winning criminal defense attorney turns a critical eye towards the death penalty in America. Filled with gripping case studies, the book analyzes why...


Cyberbullying in Social Media within Educational Institutions: Featuring Student, Employee, and Parent Information

by Merle Horowitz & Dorothy M. Bollinger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

This book presents the information from the collaborative efforts and perspectives of a current school district superintendent who has researched and worked day-to-day with the issues, and an attorney currently...


When Caregivers Kill: Understanding Child Murder by Parents and Other Guardians

by Betty L. Alt & Sandra K. Wells Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2010)

Each year in the U.S. hundreds of children under the age of ten are killed by parents, relatives, or other caregivers. In recent years, families have become less dependent on kinship and neighborhood relationships,...


Problem Solving Courts: A Measure of Justice

by JoAnn Miller & Donald C. Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2009)

Problem Solving Courts examines a relatively new approach to criminal justice in which judges, advised by law enforcement officers and mental health workers, meet with offenders on a weekly basis to talk about...


Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge

by Donna Selman & Paul Leighton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment...


Forensic Science in Court: Challenges in the Twenty First Century

by Hon. Donald Shelton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2010)

Forensic Science in Court explores the legal implications of forensic science—an increasingly important and complex part of the legal system. Judge Donald Shelton provides an accessible overview of the legal...


The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

by Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, Laura Brav & Camille Michel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2013)

Now in a comprehensively updated edition, this indispensable handbook analyzes how international humanitarian law has evolved in the face of immense new challenges to international peace and human security....


Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media

by Gerard Goggin & Christopher Newell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 23, 2002)

Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications-such as the Internet, new varieties of voice and...


Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Anatomy of a Constitutional Law Issue

by Susan M. Behuniak & Arthur G. Svenson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2002)

Whether competent, terminally ill patients have a right to die with the assistance of their physicians or whether state and national governments have legitimate interests in forbidding the exercise of this right...


A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

by Thomas L. Krannawitter & Daniel C. Palm Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2005)

A Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in American Politics questions the claim of the ACLU that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the complete cleansing of any religious expression in the...


Tried and Convicted: How Police, Prosecutors, and Judges Destroy Our Constitutional Rights

by Michael D. Cicchini Jd Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 12, 2012)

Tried and Convicted offers a controversial look at how our constitutional rights are often circumvented by the criminal justice system with impunity. Readers interested in personal liberties and rights will...


The United States and the International Criminal Court: National Security and International Law

by Carl Kaysen, Sarah B. Sewall, Leila Nadya Sadat & Robinson O. Everett et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 28, 2000)

A growing international consensus supports the idea of holding individuals responsible for the most egregious violations of human rights such as genocide. This consensus lies behind the recent efforts to create...


Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps in the Dark?

by Geoffrey R. Stone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2007)

Top Secret explores the government, the press, and the tension that has escalated between the two since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book addresses the executive branch's attempts to prevent...


Mental Disability, Violence, and Future Dangerousness: Myths Behind the Presumption of Guilt

by John Weston Parry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2013)

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this book documents and explains how, when and why adults and children with mental disabilities—including those with sexual disorders— who are perceived to be a future...


Supreme Court Case Briefs in Criminal Procedure

by Michael A. Cretacci Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 13, 2007)

An essential collection of more than 265 United States Supreme Court case briefs detailing the various elements of criminal procedures, from criminal investigations to arrest to trial to conviction. Cretacci...


Culture Conglomerates: Consolidation in the Motion Picture and Television Industries

by William M. Kunz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2006)

This succinct overview explains conglomeration and regulation in the film and television industries, covering its history as well as the contemporary scene. Former producer William M. Kunz shows how the structure...


Reproducing Racism: White Space, Elite Law Schools, and Racial Inequality

by Wendy Leo Moore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2007)

Law schools serve as gateway institutions into one of the most politically powerful social fields: the profession of law. Reproducing Racism is an examination of white privilege and power in two elite United...


Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases

by Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Susan T. Krumholz & Aviva M. Rich-Shea Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 08, 2013)

Crime and Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the U.S. criminal justice system through historical and contemporary case studies. Extensively revised and updated, the second edition features new chapters...


Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices

by John Torpey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2004)

Offering a nuanced, historically grounded, and critical perspective, this book presents a multidisciplinary exploration of the growing public controversy over reparations for historical injustices.


Privacy Rights: Cases Lost and Causes Won Before the Supreme Court

by Alice Fleetwood Bartee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2006)

Privacy Rights: Cases Lost and Causes Won Before the Supreme Court is a unique and timely study of the judicial process as it confronts four privacy issues: birth control, gay rights, abortion, and the right...


Protesting Power: War, Resistance, and Law

by Francis A. Boyle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2007)

In this compelling book, distinguished activist lawyer Francis A. Boyle sounds an impassioned clarion call to citizen action against Bush administration policies both domestic and international. Boyle, who has...


Sexual Harassment: A Debate

by Linda LeMoncheck Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


International Law in the 21st Century: Rules for Global Governance

by Christopher C. Joyner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 04, 2005)

In the freshest international law text in 20 years, Christopher C. Joyner offers a critical assessment of international legal rules in the early 21st century as they are applied by governments to the real world....


Law and Justice from Antiquity to Enlightenment

by Robert W. Shaffern Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2009)

This concise intellectual history of the law offers an accessible introduction to the development of law from ancient Babylon to eighteenth-century Europe. Robert W. Shaffern examines a rich array of sources...


Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

by Dyan Mazurana, Angela Raven-Roberts & Jane Parpart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 17, 2005)

Peacekeeping has become a major international undertaking throughout the world, from Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Southeast Asia. Yet until now, there has been no systematic analysis of the key role...


Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media

by John E. Semonche Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 20, 2007)

In this gracefully written, accessible and entertaining volume, John Semonche surveys censorship for reasons of sex from the nineteenth century up until the present. He covers the various forms of American media-books...


The War on Terror: The Legal Dimension

by Col. James P. Terry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2013)

Examining the legal dimension of the war on terror, James P. Terry carefully explores the myriad juridical concerns that must be addressed in prosecuting a war with few established legal boundaries.


The Secret Circuit: The Little-Known Court Where the Rules of the Information Age Unfold

by Bruce D. Abramson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2007)

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was born in the early 1980s as part of the drive to liberalize and reinvigorate the American economy. Its docket covers the rules guiding patents, innovation,...


When the Shooting Stopped: Crisis Negotiation and Critical Incident Change

by Laurie L. Charlés Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2007)

A methodology for crisis negotiation for use by those in the fields of law enforcement and criminology.


The Presidential Republic: Executive Representation and Deliberative Democracy

by Gregg, Ii, Gary L. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 21, 1996)

For two centuries, American presidents have considered themselves to be representatives of the American people. In this detailed study of presidential representation, Gary Gregg explores the theory, history,...


The Tenth Amendment and State Sovereignty: Constitutional History and Contemporary Issues

by Mark R. Killenbeck, John Choon Yoo, Jack N. Rakove & Willaim E. Leuchtenburg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2001)

In the wake of the 2000 Election, the relationship between the Supreme Court and the American states has become more important. Once derided by the Supreme Court as a 'truism,' the Tenth Amendment has in recent...


No Magic Wand: The Idealization of Science in Law

by David S. Caudill & Lewis H. LaRue Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2006)

Since 1993, Supreme Court precedent has asked judges to serve as gatekeepers to their expert witnesses, admitting only reliable scientific testimony. Lacking a strong background in science, however, some judges...


Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws

by Kimberley A. Strassel, Celeste Colgan, John C. Goodman & Se n. Kay Bailey Hutchison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 26, 2007)

Paternalistic federal laws and regulations thwart initiatives to grant women the same economic liberties as men. Why have federal institutions overseeing employment, employee benefits, childcare, taxation, health...


Made Men: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

by Antonio Nicaso & Marcel Danesi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2013)

Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a...


Crime, Punishment, and Policing in China

by Børge Bakken Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2005)

Crime has long been a silent partner in China's march to modernization, just as law and order has become increasingly important in legitimizing the Chinese regime. This groundbreaking volume offers the first...


Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know

by Robert P. Chappell Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2012)

Identity theft is a growing problem around the world, and criminals are not above stealing a child’s identity. Child Identity Theft, presented in a question and answer format, will help parents and other guardians...


Mental Disability and the Death Penalty: The Shame of the States

by Michael L. Perlin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 04, 2013)

Michael Perlin shows how the administration of the death penalty deprives persons with mental disabilities of their constitutional rights, and how trial courts and prosecutors consciously flaunt the law. Using...


Noncitizen Voting and American Democracy

by Stanley A. Renshon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 16, 2009)

Non-Citizen Voting in the United States is a scholarly, yet engaging, analysis of the legal, political, and historical issues surrounding the growing progressive effort to give non-citizens the right to vote...


Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts

by Douglas Laycock, Anthony R. Picarello Jr. & Robin Fretwell Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2008)

Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty explores the religious freedom implications of defining marriage to include same-sex couples. It represents the only comprehensive, scholarly appraisal to date of the...


Handbook of Comparative Education Law

by Charles J. Russo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 30, 2018)

Each of the four volumes in this set, as well as each volume independently, provide comparative analyses for researches, practitioners, and students of the law and education in examining law and education in...


Surviving Mass Victim Attacks

by Ph. M. D Jackson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2018)

We have all witnessed media reports of the aftermath of mass victim attacks. We see the carnage, and we know that attackers do not show mercy. Victims were innocent and were targeted simply for being a part...


Cases in Communication Law

by Paul Siegel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 09, 2007)

Of the sixty-one cases represented in the second edition of Paul Siegel's popular Cases in Communication Law, forty-one are U. S. Supreme Court decisions, eleven are federal appellate decisions, and four were...


Dictionary of Public International Law

by Curtis F. J. Doebbler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2018)

Significant use has been made of the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice because it is the principle judicial organ of the world's most universal international organization, the United Nations....


The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution: Practical Virtue in Action

by John R. Vile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2012)

The writing of the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention that met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 was, along with the subsequent ratification of the document in state conventions, a major watershed...


Essential Supreme Court Decisions

by John R. Vile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated...


Crime and Justice

by Carolyn Boyes-Watson & Susan T. Krumholz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Crime and Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the U.S criminal justice system through fifteen historical and contemporary case studies. The third edition has been revised and streamlined throughout,...


The History of Policing America

by Laurence Armand French Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

America’s first known system of law enforcement was established more than 350 years ago. Today law enforcement faces issues such as racial discrimination, use of force, and Body Worn Camera (BWC) scrutiny....


Recounting the Anthrax Attacks

by R. Scott Decker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2018)

It was September 18, 2001, just seven days after al-Qaeda hijackers destroyed the Twin Towers. In the early morning darkness, a lone figure dropped several letters into a mailbox. Seventeen days later a Florida...


A Fundamental Freedom: Why Republicans, Conservatives, and Libertarians Should Support Gay Rights

by David Lampo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2012)

It is an axiom of modern American politics that many Republicans and most conservatives are not only anti-gay but that they have capitulated to an anti-gay agenda formulated and pursued by the religious right...


Thriving in an All-Boys Club

by Cara Rabe-Hemp Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

In 1845 women entered the career of policing, and ever since it’s been an evolving history for them. There are countless stories of women shaping this career, adding particular gifts and abilities to the profession....