Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System

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Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Edition offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic. ¿Designed for courses on the law and judicial process, it draws on the author’s diverse background to transcend the disciplines of political science, sociology, and criminal justice. This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal system’s need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more!

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For courses in Introduction to Courts, Criminal Law, and Law and Justice.

 

Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Edition offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic.  Designed for courses on the law and judicial process, it draws on the author’s diverse background to transcend the disciplines of political science, sociology, and criminal justice. This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal system’s need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more!

About the Author:

Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John’s University. He was an inspector for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for eight years and a New York State parole officer and senior parole officer for fifteen years. The author holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from New York University. He is the author of several books, including Probation and Parole, 9th edition, Organized Crime, 8th edition, and Drugs, 5th edition.

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