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Little Angels

Author : Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter
ISBN : 9781317104162
Genre : Social Science
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Following on from her previous nine books on discrimination law, Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter now focuses on the goal of child equality. Examining issues of child labour and the relevant laws which are designed to protect the most vulnerable in our society, the book explores the primary role of legislation and the judicial system and its impact on the fight for child rights and the ultimate goal of the end of inequality. The book considers the major common law countries of Australia and New Zealand, Africa and South Africa, Canada, Mexico and the United States, and the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination worldwide. By providing a detailed examination of child rights and the law, it will be an important read for those concerned with equality and empowering those most vulnerable to discrimination, the children.

Discrimination In An Unequal World

Author : Miguel Angel Centeno
ISBN : 9780199742585
Genre : Social Science
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Discrimination in an Unequal World explores the relationship between discrimination and inequality by comparing and examining what effect globalization has had on discrimination. Investigating a broad variety of social relations and practices with an equally broad array of methods, it establishes a base with which to effectively compare the varying forms of discrimination of different societies.

Defamation Law And Social Attitudes

Author : Roy Baker
ISBN : 9780857939449
Genre : Law
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'Because the law of defamation is about reputation and thus necessarily about community and social attitudes, Baker's serious empirical analysis of just those community and social attitudes about defamation and about reputation is a novel and important contribution to the literature on libel and slander. It will be a useful corrective to the various empirically unsupported assertions that dominate the court cases and the academic literature on the topic.' Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia, US 'This book shines a welcome light on a neglected area of defamation law: how juries and judges determine what it means to say a statement is defamatory. The author employs well-designed empirical research to provide concrete answers, and the reform he proposes is sensible and workable. The book should be must-reading for anyone who seeks to understand how the law does or does not protect reputation especially lawyers and judges who try libel cases.' David A. Anderson, University of Texas Law School, US 'When defamation jurors decide whether a statement about someone is "defamatory", the question for them to answer is whether it would generate disapproval among "ordinary reasonable people". It has generally been assumed that they answer this question correctly. What Roy Baker discovered through empirical research is that this assumption may often be wrong. This fascinating and important book sets out his findings, alongside a broad-ranging and perceptive analysis of the law's approach to defining "defamatory".' Michael Chesterman, The University of New South Wales, Australia 'This refreshingly original work is an essential addition to the libraries of all defamation aficionados. Through empirical evidence, including interviews with judges and practitioners, and surveys of the general public, Dr Baker convincingly demonstrates the human propensity to overestimate the negative effect that defamatory imputations may have on other people ("the third person effect"). The conventional "ordinary reasonable person" test becomes in practice an "ordinary unreasonable person" test, regrettably lowering the defamation threshold and further curtailing freedom of communication.' Michael Gillooly, The University of Western Australia The common law determines whether a publication is defamatory by considering how 'ordinary reasonable people' would respond to it. But how does the law work in practice? Who are these 'ordinary reasonable people' and what do they think? This book examines the psychology behind how judges, juries and lawyers decide what is defamatory. Drawing on a thorough examination of case law, as well as extensive empirical research, including surveys involving over 4,000 members of the general public, interviews with judges and legal practitioners and focus groups representing various sections of the community, this book concludes that the law reflects fundamental misperceptions about what people think and how they are influenced by the media. The result is that the law tends to operate so as to unfairly disadvantage publishers, thus contributing to defamation law's infamous 'chilling effect' on free speech. This unique and controversial book will appeal to judges, defamation law practitioners and scholars in various common law jurisdictions, media outlets, academics engaged in researching and teaching torts and media law, as well as those working within the disciplines of media or communications studies and psychology. Anyone concerned with the law's interaction with public opinion, as well as how people interpret the media will find much to interest them in this fascinating study.

An Introduction To Irish Family Law

Author : Jim Nestor
ISBN : 0717149773
Genre : Children
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An updated edition of this well-established text reflecting recent significant changes and developments in family law in Ireland. NEW TO THIS EDITION: The Adoption Act 2010 consolidates and updates existing adoption law and gives legal effect to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption 1993. The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 establishes a civil partnership registration scheme confined to same-sex couples, conferring on them rights and obligations almost akin to married couples. The Act also provides a cohabitation scheme for unmarried, unrelated cohabitants, whether of the same sex or the opposite sex. The Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 confers power on the High Court to make special care orders, designed to detain children adjudged to be out of control in secure residential units for their own protection and the protection of others. Other significant developments receiving comprehensive coverage are: Pre-nuptial agreements and the impact of bankruptcy and proceeds of crime legislation on family provision on divorce and judicial separation The use of marriages of convenience to circumvent immigration legislation The significance of the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Zambrano case for the non-national parents of citizen children The clarification of the legal status of children born as a result of sperm donation by the Supreme Court in McD. v. L. and Anor 2009. Covers the key elements of family law and explains all principles and statutes clearly and concisely. SUITABLE FOR: Students of Law, Social Studies and Social Care where Family Law is a component Those undertaking practical training in areas where an up-to-date knowledge of family law is required An updated edition of this well-established text reflecting recent significant changes and developments in family law in Ireland. NEW TO THIS EDITION: The Adoption Act 2010: consolidates and updates existing adoption law and gives legal effect to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption 1993. The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010: establishes a civil partnership registration scheme confined to same-sex couples, conferring on them rights and obligations almost akin to married couples. The Act also provides a cohabitation scheme for unmarried, unrelated cohabitants, whether of the same sex or the opposite sex. The Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011: confers power on the High Court to make special care orders, designed to detain children adjudged to be out of control in secure residential units for their own protection and the protection of others. Other significant developments receiving comprehensive coverage are: Pre-nuptial agreements and the impact of bankruptcy and proceeds of crime legislation on family provision on divorce and judicial separation The use of marriages of convenience to circumvent immigration legislation The significance of the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Zambrano case for the non-national parents of citizen children The clarification of the legal status of children born as a result of sperm donation by the Supreme Court in McD. v. L. and Anor 2009. Covers the key elements of family law and explains all principles and statutes clearly and concisely. SUITABLE FOR Students of Law, Social Studies and Social Care where Family Law is a component. Those undertaking practical training in areas where an up-to-date knowledge of family law is required.

Devils And Angels

Author : Julia Fionda
ISBN : 1841133744
Genre : Law
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Youth Justice is a key area of the current governments criminal justice policy in England and Wales. It has been the subject of an inordinate amount of recent legislation seeking to enhance the criminal courts powers to punish and prevent offending and re-offending by young people. This legislation attempts to prevent offending through criminal justice measures and there is little attempt to use non-criminal or civil law procedures to achieve the same result. This book seeks to challenge that focus and to question why delinquency in young people has been so firmly criminalized in this jurisdiction. The book addresses the consequences of criminalization in terms of the effectiveness of the measures used as well as the implications for the social construction of youth and childhood and our attitudes towards the young. Criminalization of young peoples behaviour results in them being labeled as criminal,losing identity as an individual, losing their childhood through the process of taking adult responsibility for their actions and, in policy terms, becoming viewed as a crime problem rather than as a product of failing social policy regarding employment, education and youth culture. At a society level it is contended that the identification of young people with criminal activity and the negative public image that results creates a culture of fear and distrust which may in turn create further possibilities for criminalization of their behaviour. A comparative perspective in this work examines welfare-based responses to youth crime in other European jurisdictions and questions whether the criminal justice process is an appropriate context in which to deal with young peoples problematic behaviour.This book has been shortlisted for the 2007 SLSA Book Prize.

Born A Crime

Author : Trevor Noah
ISBN : 9780399588181
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist (starred review) “A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”—Kirkus Reviews

And The Band Played On

Author : Randy Shilts
ISBN : 142993039X
Genre : History
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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9780307477729
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.

The Better Angels Of Our Nature

Author : Steven Pinker
ISBN : 9780143122012
Genre : Psychology
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Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

Doing Justice Doing Gender

Author : Susan Ehrlich Martin
ISBN : 9781452236667
Genre : Social Science
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Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on women's justice work roles over the past 40 years.

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