Proportionality in Asia

Proportionality in Asia

This is the first book that focuses on how proportionality analysis a legal transplant from the West is applied by courts around Asia, and it explores how a country’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law is fundamental to the success of the doctrine’s judicial enforcement. This book will appeal to lawyers, political scientists, and students of law and political science who seek to understand how proportionality analysis is blossoming and, in some cases, flourishing in Asia. This is the first book that …

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Serial Killers: Psychiatry, Criminology, Responsibility

Serial Killers: Psychiatry, Criminology, Responsibility

Francesca Biagi-Chais book – a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru – tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other ‘mad’ people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist in France, with extensive experience working in institutional settings, analyses the logic informing the crimes of famous serial killers. Addressing the Landru case (which was the inspiration for Chaplin’s Monsieur Verdoux), as well as those of …

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Legal Writing Exercises: A Practical Guide to Clear and Persuasive Writing for Lawyers

Legal Writing Exercises: A Practical Guide to Clear and Persuasive Writing for Lawyers

None This handy resource will help any lawyer develop their legal writing skills so that they can more effectively communicate with others in the language of the law. There are over 90 illustrative exercises throughout the book. By proceeding through these exercises, and then reading the correct answers, you’ll sharpen your legal writing skills. In addition, this isn’t a dry text on grammar and writing, humorous comments are sprinkled throughout to lend a certain approachability to the subject matter. It s an approachable way …

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Feminist Judgments: Reproductive Justice Rewritten

Feminist Judgments: Reproductive Justice Rewritten

Reproductive justice (RJ) is a pivotal movement that supplants the language and limitations of reproductive rights. RJ’s tenets are that women have the human rights to decide if or when they’ll become pregnant, whether to carry a pregnancy to term, and to parent the children they have in safe and healthy environments. Recognizing the importance of the rights at stake when the law addresses parenting and procreation, the authors in this book re-imagine judicial opinions that address the law’s treatment of pregnancy and parenting. …

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