New books for Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

 

The Criminal Justice Student Writer’s Manual, Sixth Edition

By William A. Johnson, Jr., Richard P. Rettig, Gregory M. Scott, and Stephen M. Garrison

Call number: HV 9950 .J643 2015

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Now in our Reference collection for use in the library, “this comprehensive manual can be used throughout the reader’s college and professional careers to help improve research and writing skills.  It includes common types of criminal justice papers, covers the writing process, grammar, writing mechanics and page formatting, and focuses on research strategies” (Publisher).

Animal Law in a Nutshell, 2nd edition

By Pamela D. Frasch, Katherine M. Hessler, and Sonia S. Waisman

Call number: KF 390.5 .A5 F73 2016

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Designed for students or practicing lawyers as “a succinct exposition of the law … by outstanding authorities … in a compact format for convenient reference.” Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading. Indices include an alphabetical table of case titles, and a cross-referenced key word index.

The book is arranged topically and covers: “animal anti-cruelty laws, industrial and agricultural uses of animals, torts and other claims for harm done to animals, as well as federal, state and local regulation of animal ownership and use, animal rights activism, hunting, fishing and other recreational uses of animals, animals in entertainment, issues arising when animals are the subject of a contract or the intended beneficiary of a will or trust, remedies for harm done to animals, international animal law, and anticipated future legal developments in the field” (Publisher).

Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law

 By John R. Vile

KF 4547.4 .V55 2018

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“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 with 20 new cases, including landmark decisions on such topics as campaign finance, Obamacare, gay marriage, the First Amendment, search and seizure, among others. Updated through the end of the 2017 Supreme Court session, this book remains an indispensable resource for undergraduate and law school students, lawyers, and everyone interested in our nation’s laws and Constitution” (Publisher).

It contains over 500 case summaries. Appendices include a list of Supreme Court justices since 1789, the Constitution, and a glossary of legal terms. Cross references include an alphabetical list of cases, and the cases indexed by Chief Justice, as well as a comprehensive key word index.

Essentials of the Reid Technique: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, Second Edition

By Fred E. Inbau, John E. Reid, Joseph P. Buckley, and Brian C. Jayne

HV 8073.3 .I53 2015

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“Designed for students taking an interviewing course, law enforcement and government investigators, corporate security officers, attorneys, and loss prevention professionals,  this updated second edition of the best-selling Essentials of the Reid Technique: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions teaches readers how to identify and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors of both deceptive and truthful people, and how to move toward obtaining solid confessions from guilty persons using the Reid Technique. The Reid Technique is built around basic psychological principles and presents interrogation as an easily understood nine-step process. Separated into two parts, What You Need to Know About Interrogation and Employing the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation, this book will help readers understand the effective and proper way that a suspect should be interrogated and the safeguards that should be in place to ensure the integrity of the confession” (Publisher).

A new chapter discusses legal issues concerned with interrogation and confessions. This edition contains new photos throughout, and real-world scenarios and examples including insights into how people behave when they are trying to lie. Each chapter concludes with exercises to aid in learning.

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