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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

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Getting Away with Murder New ed

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Susan EstrichRobert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Southern California, USA

ISBN13: 9780674354128
ISBN: 0674354125
Published: August 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £17.95

This work is a look into what is going wrong with the USA's legal system where high-profile suspects go free, there are special sentencing rules for certain groups, offenders are released to offend again, and lawyers and politicians are seen to use the system for their own gain. It is a critique of how politics has corrupted criminal law in America.;In particular the text argues that group-based jury nullification, like group-based abuse excuses, is precisely the wrong answer to the biases of the criminal justice system. It views the system in a wider political arena, where cases like that of Willie Horton stifle political debate and promote policies that tie the hands of judges in dealing with dangerous offenders. Lawyers are also attacked for the failure of their profession to tend to the ethical duties and legal values that it professes.

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