David S. Tanenhaus
In his engaging narrative history of the rise and workings of America's first juvenile court, David S. Tanenhaus explores the fundamental and enduring question of how the law should treat the young. Sifting through almost 3,000 previously unexamined Chicago case files from the early twentieth century, Tanenhaus reveals how children's advocates slowly built up a separate system for juveniles, all the while fighting political and legal battles to legitimate this controversial institution. Harkening back to a more hopeful and nuanced age, Juvenile Justice in the Making provides a valuable historical framework for thinking about youth policy.
Sylvia R. Lazos and Stephen Jeanetta
Missouri has a history of diversity in geography, the economy, culture and people. The state is well known for its ability to adapt to the changes required to accommodate this diversity. Among the changes that are occurring is the influx of immigrants from around the world. The changing of the colors of Missouri is, once again, providing a set of challenges to respond to.
The most notable change in the faces and colors of Missouri in recent years is the increase of Latino and Hispanic peoples in both rural and urban areas. These new Missourians are contributing significantly to the local and state economy as well as to the social progress of the state. Because these new immigrants speak a different language and represent different cultures and values, we need to acknowledge and welcome their contributions and make an extra effort to weave and integrate them into the rich societal tapestry that results from such a change.
Sylvia Lazos and Stephen Jeanetta together have studied and documented the current status of Latino and Hispanic people in the state. This critical and most timely research effort identifies the important issues that businesses, social services and community agencies need to consider in developing appropriate public policy issues that should be addressed. I urge you to use the knowledge included in this monograph to help create a Missouri that values each person and affords the equality of opportunity and individual rights that each person deserves. This is the right thing to do.
David S. Tanenhaus, Margaret K. Rosenheim, Franklin E. Zimring, and Bernardine Dohrn
Since its inception in Illinois in 1899, the juvenile court has become a remarkable legal and social institution all over the developed world, one that plays a singular role in modern government. At its founding, the juvenile court was intended to reverse longstanding legal traditions, and place the child's interests first in areas of law ranging from dependency to delinquency. Yet in recent years legal responses to youths' offences have undergone striking changes, as more juveniles are being transferred to adult courts and serving adult sentences.
A Century of Juvenile Justice is the first standard, comprehensive and comparative reference work to span the history and current state of juvenile justice. An extraordinary assemblage of leading authorities have produced a accessible, illustrated document, designed as a reference for everyone from probation personnel and police to students, educators, lawyers, and social workers.
Editors' introductions place into context each of the book's five sections, which consider the history of the ideas around which the system was organized and the institutions and practices that resulted; the ways in which this set of institutions and practices interacts with other aspects of government policy toward children in the U.S. and in other nations; and also the ways in which changing social and legal meanings of childhood and youth have continued to influence juvenile justice. The doctrine and institutions of juvenile justice in Europe, Japan, England, and Scotland are profiled in depth to show the range of modern responses to youth crime and child endangerment. This comparative material provides a fresh basis for judging the direction of policy in the U.S.
Jeffrey W. Stempel
From researching Nevada law, filing, and litigation a civil action, to trials and enforcements of judgments, Nevada Civil Practice guides you through virtually every civil procedure and practice with expert analysis and in-depth discussion, including lien law, probate and extraordinary writs. Locate comprehensive discussion of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure as well as many statutory provisions relating to civil cases. Citations include Nevada cases construing the rules in order to illustrate practical application of various rules, while local variations and rules, including motion practice, are also explained.
Thomas B. McAffee
In recent decades the Ninth Amendment, a provision designed to clarify that the federal government was to be one of enumerated and limited powers, has been turned into an unenumerated rights clause that effectively grants unlimited power to the judiciary. Was this the intent of the framers of the Constitution? McAffee argues that the founders had a rather different set of priorities than ours, and that the goal of enforcing fundamental human rights was not why they drafted any of the first ten amendments. They did not intend to grant to the courts the power to generate fundamental rights, whether by reference to custom or history, reason or natural law, or societal values or consensus.
It has become increasingly popular to identify our constitutional order as an experiment in the protection of fundamental human rights and to forget that it is also an experiment in self-government. As fundamental as the founding generation believed basic rights to be, they saw popular authority to make decisions about government as being even more central to the project in which they were engaged. They supported natural law and rights, but they felt strongly that those rights did not bind the people or their government unless they were inserted in the written Constitution. They did not contemplate that there would be unwritten limitations on the powers granted to government.
Jeffrey W. Stempel
This book is devoted to the interpretative questions surrounding insurance policies. These questions are usually presented most starkly in coverage litigation between the insurer and the policyholder. In order to describe this rich and complex field, this book also attempts to provide background to the reader concerning the nature of insurance, the business of insurance, and the regulatory environment. In the main, however, the focus of the book is insurance contract doctrine, particular contractual questions affecting insurance, and current or vexing problems regarding the interpretation of insurance policies.
Jeffrey W. Stempel and Bailey Kuklin
This book provides to those studying law a roadmap or blueprint of its foundations in order to facilitate understanding of what has been built upon them. This book includes the underlying moral or ethical theory undergirding the legal system, including notions of justice and goodness. It also provides an introduction, summary, and assessment of the economic analysis of law and a primer political theory, showing how implicit political beliefs and theories of governance have shaped our views of law and legal institutions. Additionally, there is a description of American political structures, a focus on dispute resolution theory, and a summary of modern legal history and the evolution of legal education.
Christopher L. Blakesley
Linking related concerns that are often treated in disparate areas of international law and practice, this book reveals the interconnectedness in today’s world of drug trafficking and political violence. Suggesting a new approach to our political and moral values and the laws in which they are reflected, it offers a coherent legal definition of and reaction to terrorism based on a conceptual model derived from substantive criminal law, the law of war, and public international law.
Joseph A. McKinney and Keith A. Rowley