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American Juries

Author : Neil Vidmar
ISBN : UOM:39015073901210
Genre : Law
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Although the right to trial by jury is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, in recent years both criminal and civil juries have been criticized as incompetent, biased, and irresponsible. For example, the O.J. Simpson criminal jury’s verdict produced a racial divide in opinions about that trial. And many Americans still hold strong views about the jury that awarded millions of dollars to a woman who spilled a cup of McDonald's coffee on herself. It’s said that there are "judicial hellholes" where local juries provide "jackpot justice" in medical malpractice and product liability cases with corporate defendants. Are these claims valid? This monumental and comprehensive volume reviews over fifty years of empirical research on civil and criminal juries and returns a verdict that strongly supports the jury system. Rather than relying on anecdotes, Vidmar and Hans—renowned scholars of the jury system—place the jury system in its historical and contemporary context, giving the stories behind important trials while providing fact-based answers to critical questions. How do juries make decisions and how do their verdicts compare to those of trial judges and technical experts? What roles do jury consultants play in influencing trial outcomes? Can juries understand complex expert testimony? Under which circumstances do capital juries decide to sentence a defendant to die? Are juries biased against doctors and big business? Should juries be allowed to give punitive damages? How do juries respond to the insanity defense? Do jurors ignore the law? Finally, the authors consider various suggestions for improving the way that juries are asked to carry out their duties. After briefly comparing the American jury to its counterparts in other nations, they conclude that our jury system, despite occasional problems, is, on balance, fair and democratic, and should remain an indispensable component of the judicial process for the foreseeable future.

Waiting For The Verdict

Author : Rebecca Harding Davis
ISBN : NYPL:33433112002963
Genre : African Americans
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The Verdict Is In

Author : Wendy Salyers
ISBN : 0892659661
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The Verdict

Author : Tertium Quid ([pseud.])
ISBN : WISC:89094558715
Genre : Spiritualism
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What S The Verdict

Author : Ted LeValliant
ISBN : 1402718578
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes actual cases for the reader to decide the results at the trial and on appeal.

The Verdict

Author : Geeta Dharmarajan
ISBN : 8189020609
Genre : Indic fiction
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Contemporary short stories, translated into English from various Indian languages.

Pearl Harbor

Author : Gordon Prange
ISBN : 9781480489493
Genre : History
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Answers decades in the making about the shocking surprise attack on Pearl Harbor In the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii. A few minutes before 8:00 a.m., they received the order to rain death on the American base at Pearl Harbor, sinking dozens of ships, destroying hundreds of airplanes, and taking the lives of over two thousand servicemen. The carnage lasted only two hours, but more than seventy years later, terrible questions remain unanswered. How did the Japanese slip past the American radar? Why were the Hawaiian defense forces so woefully underprepared? What, if anything, did American intelligence know before the first Japanese pilot shouted “Tora! Tora! Tora!”? In this incomparable volume, Pearl Harbor experts Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon tackle dozens of thorny issues in an attempt to determine who was at fault for one of the most shocking military disasters in history.

The Verdict

Author : Ralph Niemeyer
ISBN : 9780595294503
Genre : Fiction
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Fifty-six years after WW II, Germany again participated in military actions against Yugoslavia. By fictionally putting the protagonists of his book, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, on trial for war crimes, the author reveals the secret agenda of the German government using original quotations and a breathtaking collection of evidence. By strictly adhering to the German and international laws, the fiction becomes very real and may lead readers to question the legitimacy of their governments when declaring war in the name of the people. The book also reveals the propaganda tools used by those in power, which may appear not to be too different from the dark past of Germany's recent history.

The Verdict

Author : Polly Toynbee
ISBN : 9781847084637
Genre : Political Science
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Did the Labour government improve people’s lives? Are we healthier, wealthier or wiser thanks to Blair and Brown? Happier or safer? Does politics ever really change anything? In The Verdict, Polly Toynbee and David Walker strip away the political rhetoric and audit the party’s years in power, assessing the impact thirteen years of Labour rule has had on our daily lives. Travelling the country, and drawing on their own extensive notes, Toynbee and Walker ask people to tell their stories and match them against the campaign promises. They visit secondary schools renovated under the Building Schools for the Future programme, and drop in on a local Sure Start group. These are flagship Labour innovations, but have they made a difference? Combining sharp, witty writing, human stories and expert analysis, The Verdict blows away the spin surrounding Labour’s bewildering array of initiatives, projects and schemes. How much of what happened during the past thirteen years would have happened anyway, whoever had been in Downing Street? Now the Blair/Brown bubble has burst, where’s the improvement? From early optimism of ‘Things can only get better’ to the misery of the financial crisis, Toynbee and Walker give the definitive judgement on Labour’s record.

The Verdict

Author : Elias Adam
ISBN : 9781906986445
Genre : Philosophy
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In his new book The Verdict respected Algerian political activist and humanitarian Elias Adam presents his carefully judged observation and examination of the human condition. As he challenges the notion that we are the superior race, when in fact, we are increasingly to be seen as the root cause of almost every problem in the world, he offsets the rational of each proposition against the turbulent back drop of his own life In a remorseless search for the truth behind our veneer of civilized life and the banners we have named laws he juxtaposes his ideas by using the life of a dog as a comparison, by which he comes to some startling conclusions about which is the most savage of the two species. Based broadly on his life experiences he has created different scenarios to illustrate each point while the book is set modestly within a café that he frequents, where he analyses its customers as it soon becomes his human laboratory. As the ideas unfold the setting of each becomes progressively more surrealistic as the Dog Chiotby plays a large part in the book and because it is a dreamlike, it allows him to put aside all of his inhibitions to talk more freely and humbly about himself.

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