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Would You Convict

Author : Paul H. Robinson
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Genre : Law
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A police trooper inspects a car during a routine traffic stop and finds a vast cache of weapons, complete with automatic rifles, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and black ski masks-a veritable bank robber's kit. Should the men in the car be charged? If so, with what? A son neglects to care for his elderly mother, whose emaciated form is discovered shortly before she dies a painful death. Is the son's neglect punishable, and if so how? A career con man writes one bad check too many and is sentenced to life in prison-for a check in the amount of $129.75. Is this just? A thief steals a backpack, only to find it contains a terrorist bomb. He alerts the police and saves lives, transforming himself from petty criminal to national hero. These are just a few of the many provocative cases that Paul Robinson presents and unravels in Would You Convict? Judging crimes and meting out punishment has long been an informal national pasttime. High-profile crimes or particularly brutal ones invariably prompt endless debate, in newspapers, on television, in coffee shops, and on front porches. Our very nature inclines us to be armchair judges, freely waving our metaphorical gavels and opining as to the innocence or guilt-and suitable punishment-of alleged criminals. Confronting this impulse, Paul Robinson here presents a series of unusual episodes that not only challenged the law, but that defy a facile or knee-jerk verdict. Narrating the facts in compelling, but detached detail, Robinson invites readers to sentence the transgressor (or not), before revealing the final outcome of the case. The cases described in Would You Convict? engage, shock, even repel. Without a doubt, they will challenge you and your belief system. And the way in which juries and judges have resolved them will almost certainly surprise you.

Down To Earth Sociology 14th Edition

Author : James M. Henslin
ISBN : 9781416536208
Genre : Reference
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A new edition of a popular college reference features thirty percent new articles addressing current issues of contemporary sociology, from politics and religion to crime and poverty, in a volume that links each article to related chapters in widely used introductory textbooks. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Prohibition Of Importation Of Goods Produced By Convict Forced Or Independent Labor

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111205774
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Convict Labor

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Labor
ISBN : UOM:39015081321591
Genre : Convict labor
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Considers legislation authorizing states to regulate the sale of prison-made goods from other states.

Report Of The Commissioners

Author : Great Britain. Royal Commission on the working of the Penal Servitude Acts
ISBN : MINN:31951002487913D
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Congressional Serial Set

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Genre : United States
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Report Of The Case Of The Steamship Meteor

Author : Meteor (Steamship)
ISBN : HARVARD:HX2XML
Genre : Neutrality
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Report Of The Joint Select Committee To Inquire Into The Condition Of Affairs In The Late Insurrectionary States So Far As Regards The Execution Of The Laws And Safety Of The Lives And Property Of The Citizens Of The United States And Testimony Taken Testimony Taken By The Committee June 6 July 27 1871 South Carolina

Author : United States. Congress. Joint Select Committee on the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States
ISBN : UCBK:C021093441
Genre : Reconstruction
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A Complete Collection Of State Trials And Proceedings For High Treason And Other Crimes And Misdemeanors From The Earliest Period To The Year 1820 Etc

Author : Thomas Bayly Howell
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Cobbett S Complete Collection Of State Trials And Proceedings For High Treason And Other Crimes And Misdemeanors From The Earliest Period To The Present Time

Author : Thomas Bayly Howell
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Genre : Trials
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