American Judicial Process PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

American Judicial Process free pdf This text is a general introduction to American judicial process. The authors cover the major institutions, actors, and processes that comprise the U.S. legal system, viewed from a political science perspective. Grounding their presentation in empirical social science terms, the authors identify popular myths about the structure and processes of American law and courts and then contrast those myths with what really takes place. Three unique elements of this "myth versus reality" framework are incorporated into each of the topical chapters: 1) "Myth versus Reality" boxes that lay out the topics each chapter covers, using the myths about each topic contrasted with the corresponding realities. 2) "Pop Culture" boxes that provide students with popular examples from film, television, and music that tie-in to chapter topics and engage student interest. 3) "How Do We Know?" boxes that discuss the methods of social scientific inquiry and debunk common myths about the judiciary and legal system. Unlike other textbooks, American Judicial Process emphasizes how pop culture portrays-and often distorts-the judicial process and how social science research is brought to bear to provide an accurate picture of law and courts. In addition, a rich companion website will include PowerPoint lectures, suggested topics for papers and projects, a test bank of objective questions for use by instructors, and downloadable artwork from the book. Students will have access to annotated web links and videos, flash cards of key terms, and a glossary.

About Pamela C. Corley

Pamela C. Corley is currently Associate Professor and Director of the Law and Legal Reasoning Minor in the Political Science Department at Southern Methodist University, where she teaches classes on judicial process, civil rights, First Amendment, criminal procedure, and jurisprudence. She received her J.D. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. Artemus Ward is currently Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University, where he teaches classes in public law and American politics. He received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and was formerly a staffer on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Wendy L. Martinek is currently Associate Professor of Political Science at Binghampton University (SUNY), where she teaches classes in constitutional law, judicial politics, and political methodology. She received her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Ph.D. from Michigan State University, and was formerly a program officer for the Law and Social Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation.

Details Book

Author : Pamela C. Corley
Publisher : Taylor
Data Published : 24 November 2015
ISBN : 0415532981
EAN : 9780415532983
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 496 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews American Judicial Process

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Courts, Judges, and Politics free pdfCourts, Judges, and Politics

    This classic reader has been a best selling component of the Judicial Process/Judicial Politics/American Legal System course for years. The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated while retaining the features that made it attractive for so long: its effective structure..

  • A Primer on American Courts free pdfA Primer on American Courts

    This brief. accessible. and inexpensive supplement on American courts and their functions provides undergraduate. or first-year law students. with an understanding of the key substantive and procedural concepts that they need to know to study the law or the judicial process..

  • Courts and Social Policy free pdfCourts and Social Policy

    In recent years. the power of American judges to make social policy has been significantly broadened. The courts have reached into many matters once thought to be beyond the customary scope of judicial decisionmaking: education and employment policy..

  • Counter Terrorism Issues free pdfCounter Terrorism Issues

    The American legal profession and judicial system bear a unique responsibility to set and maintain the balance between defending homeland security and protecting the civil liberties outlined in the Bill of Rights..

  • The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research free pdfThe Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

    The empirical study of law. legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political..

  • American Judicial Process free pdfAmerican Judicial Process

    Free Audio Books Online Download. This text is a general introduction to American judicial process. The authors cover the major institutions, actors, and processes that comprise the U.S. legal system,