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6. Hearing the crime victim?

6. Hearing the crime victim?  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0006
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9780198716495
Within the traditional adversarial model of justice, the victim often serves as the principal prosecution witness and, having served this function, plays no further part in criminal ... More
9. Science and justice

9. Science and justice  

Jim Fraser

in Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777400
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558056.003.0009
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9780199558056
‘Science and justice’ investigates the relationship between the universal nature of science, and the local nature of the law. Forensic evidence is often presented in the courtroom by expert ... More
7. How do we control crime?

7. How do we control crime?  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780191785511
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10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0007
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9780199643257
‘How do we control crime?’ discusses the formal and less formal means thought to control crime. The formal means refer to the use of the criminal justice system: the police, courts, and ... More
4. Rights and justice

4. Rights and justice  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0004
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9780199687008
‘Rights and justice’ asks: What is a right? Is there a distinction between my rights as recognized by the law, and rights that I believe I ought to have? It examines the two major theories ... More
5. Morals, Politics, and Religion

5. Morals, Politics, and Religion  

A. J. Ayer

in Hume: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776601
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854063.003.0005
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9780192854063
Hume's commitment to naturalism underpinned his treatment of morals, politics and religion. ‘Morals, Politics, and Religion’ shows how his belief that ‘ought’ does not follow from ‘is’ ... More
7. Politics and justice

7. Politics and justice  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0007
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9780192803450
According to ‘Politics and justice’, the essay ‘Force of Law’, marks a political turn in Derrida's work, with deconstruction expressed in ‘newly politicized language’. With this new turn in ... More
5. Criminal law

5. Criminal law  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0005
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9780199766000
Crime and the treatment of criminals have been pervasive themes of American legal history. ‘Criminal law’ shows that in contrast to the early conceptions of crime and punishment as largely ... More
9. Endings

9. Endings  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0010
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9780192802354
It is hard to determine when tragedies end. This does not stop us from trying to work it out. The ending is more than just a moment in time. It takes and needs time. We find comfort in ... More
5. Justice

5. Justice  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0005
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9780192803955
Justice has to do with punishment and reward, and also with equality, but how should we define it? ‘Justice’ examines what justice really means and what principles we apply to decide when ... More
6. Feminism and multiculturalism

6. Feminism and multiculturalism  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0006
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9780192803955
‘Feminism and multiculturalism’ argues that the issues raised by feminists and multiculturalists about the nature of personal identity, the line between public and private life, and respect ... More
5. Ethics

5. Ethics  

Brad Inwood

in Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.003.0005
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9780198786665
Ethics is the part of the Stoics’ legacy that is most prominent and influential today. Their theory of the good life for human beings falls into the family of theories associated with ... More
2. Between the crime and the court

2. Between the crime and the court  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0002
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9780198716495
‘Between the crime and the trial’ discusses the procedures undertaken by the police and prosecution services after a crime has taken place and before court proceedings begin. Out of court ... More
3. In court and on trial

3. In court and on trial  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0003
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‘In court and on trial’ outlines the procedures once a trial date has been set. There is considerable variation in terms of the nature of the decision-maker—judge or jury—as well as the ... More
3. A toolbox of reasoning

3. A toolbox of reasoning  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0003
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9780198815600
‘A toolbox of reasoning’ discusses a further four tools of ethical reasoning: distinguishing facts from values; reasoning from principles; thought experiments; and spotting and avoiding ... More
Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction

Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction  

Jim Fraser

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777400
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558056.001.0001
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book
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9780199558056
Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction introduces the concept of forensic science and explains how it is used in the investigation of crime. In forensic science, a ... More
1. In Good King Edward's golden days

1. In Good King Edward's golden days  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777806
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10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0002
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9780199582877
‘In Good King Edward's golden days’ describes the style of kingship practiced by the Plantagenets and how Magna Carta was created in response to their excesses. Magna Carta was drawn up ... More
6. Critical legal theory

6. Critical legal theory  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0006
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9780199687008
‘Critical legal theory’ examines how critical thought repudiates what is taken to be the natural order of things, be it patriarchy (in the case of feminist jurisprudence), the conception of ... More
7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue

7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0007
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9780199687008
Can law be as neutral and value-free as legal positivists seek to demonstrate, or is law steeped in inescapable moral values? Is Hart's focus upon the ‘municipal legal system’ still helpful ... More
6. Philosophical liberalism: idealizing justice

6. Philosophical liberalism: idealizing justice  

Michael Freeden

in Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191783258
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670437.003.0006
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9780199670437
Philosophical liberalism is largely an abstract and ideal-type normative approach invoking an ostensibly supra-political, universal, and decontextualized social ethics towards which all ... More
5. The constitutional peace

5. The constitutional peace  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0006
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9780199656004
‘The constitutional peace’ recounts the history of peace that emerges from the use of law, institutions, rights, and prosperity rather than enforced military power. This idea was born out ... More

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