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5. Criminal law

5. Criminal law  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375240
DOI: 
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
5. Justice

5. Justice  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775895
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0005
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chapter
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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
5. Containing deviancy and liberating work

5. Containing deviancy and liberating work  

Colin Ward

in Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776069
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804778.003.0005
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9780192804778
Anarchists are against imprisonment and have an impressive history of releasing the confined. Kropotkin claimed in 1886 that a society built around cooperation rather than competition would ... More
7. How do we control crime?

7. How do we control crime?  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
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
6. Understanding the crime drop

6. Understanding the crime drop  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0006
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9780199643257
‘Understanding the crime drop’ explains that the downward trend has not been confined to particular countries. Nor is it a short-term blip, but has been sustained over a significant period ... More
1. Meanings and entitlements

1. Meanings and entitlements  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776908
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0002
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9780199206780
‘Meanings and entitlements’ considers the shifting definition of aristocracy and the components of aristocratic status. The classical definition of aristocracy was ‘rule by the best’, but ... More
1. Beginnings

1. Beginnings  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778278
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10.1093/actrade/9780199643264.003.0001
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9780199643264
Education comes naturally to us. The clever part of our ability to crystallize and store knowledge is that we can share it, build on it, and pass it on. ‘Beginnings’ defines education, ... More
8. Crime and punishment

8. Crime and punishment  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776113
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805577.003.0008
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9780192805577
What was Foucault's view on punishment? He discusses modern punishment's demands of an inner transformation, a conversion of the heart. Is this modern control of the soul a means to a more ... More
8. Tolstoy cannot be silent

8. Tolstoy cannot be silent  

Liza Knapp

in Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2019
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May 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851650
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813934.003.0008
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9780198813934
For his last thirty years, from Confession to ‘I Cannot Be Silent’, Tolstoy often spoke out in the first person, dispensing with the veil of fiction. These late works were widely ... More
5. Vocation

5. Vocation  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776762
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0005
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9780192854520
Augustine did not find that he could provide answers to all the questions that troubled him while at Thagaste. In 391, on a visit to Hippo Regius, he was forcibly ordained presbyter for a ... More
Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction  

William Doyle

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776908
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199206780
Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction shows how ideas of aristocracy originated in ancient times, were transformed in the middle ages, and have only fallen apart over the last ... More
American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction  

G. Edward White

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375240
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199766000
Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made and has played a ... More
8. The Court and the world

8. The Court and the world  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199754540
American attitudes towards foreign law was initially ambivalent. The same can be said about foreign opinions towards American law. ‘The Court and the world’ looks at the extent the American ... More
7. The Court and the public

7. The Court and the public  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199754540
What is the relationship between the Supreme Court and the public? Justices rely on public trust to put force behind their decisions. ‘The Court and the public’ considers the role of the ... More

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