Justice Before the Law

- 2021

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Justice Before the Law
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
27-05-2021
Sprog:
Engelsk
Udgave:
1st ed. 2021.
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America's legal system harbors serious, widespread injustices. Many defendants are sent to prison for nonviolent offenses, including many victimless crimes. Convicts often serve draconian sentences in crowded prisons rife with abuse. Almost all defendants are convicted without trial because prosecutors threaten defendants with drastically higher sentences if they request a trial. Most Americans are terrified of encountering any kind of legal trouble, knowing that both civil and criminal courts are extremely slow, unreliable, and expensive to use. This book explores the largest injustices in the legal system and what can be done about them. Besides proposing institutional reforms, the author argues that prosecutors, judges, lawyers, and jury members ought to place justice before the law - for example, by refusing to enforce unjust laws or impose unjust sentences. Issues addressed include:* The philosophical basis for judgments about rights and justice* The problems of overcriminalization and mass incarceration* Abuse of power by police and prosecutors* The injustice of plea bargaining * The appropriateness of jury nullification* The authority of the law, or the lack thereofJustice Before the Law is essential reading for everyone interested in legal ethics, the rule of law, and criminal justice. It is also ideal for students of legal philosophy.

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Udgivelsesdato:
27-05-2021
ISBN13:
9783030675424
Bredde:
148 mm
Højde:
210 mm
Format:
Paperback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse 1 Paperback / softback 3 Illustrations, black and white; XVI, 370 p. 3 illus.

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