Justice

Author: Dominick Dunne
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307557223
Release Date: 2009-02-25
Genre: True Crime

For more than two decades, Vanity Fair has published Dominick Dunne’s brilliant, revelatory chronicles of the most famous crimes, trials, and punishments of our time. Here, in one volume, are Dominick Dunne’s mesmerizing tales of justice denied and justice affirmed. Whether writing of Claus von Bülow’s romp through two trials; the Los Angeles media frenzy surrounding O.J. Simpson; the death by fire of multibillionaire banker Edmond Safra; or the Greenwich, Connecticut, murder of Martha Moxley and the indictment—decades later—of Michael Skakel, Dominick Dunne tells it honestly and tells it from his unique perspective. His search for the truth is relentless. With new essay, “Mourning In New York,” about September 11, 2001. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Schuld und S hne

Author: Fedor M. Dostoevskij
Publisher:
ISBN: 3423124059
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

"Schuld und Sühne", in neueren Übersetzungen auch "Verbrechen und Strafe", ist der 1866 erschienene erste grosse Roman von Fjodor Dostojewski. Sankt Petersburg Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts: Der intelligente, aber arme Jura-Student Raskolnikow sieht sich selbst als "aussergewöhnlichen Menschen", der sich nur einer höheren, abstrakten Macht verantwortlich fühlt. Um sich und der Welt diese Besonderheit zu beweisen, plant er einen perfekten, einen "erlaubten" Mord an der Pfandleiherin Iwanowna, in der er das Übel der Welt vertreten sieht. Raskolnikow gleitet in die Katastrophe, denn er ist nicht der Übermensch ohne Gewissen, für den er sich gehalten hat. Eines der wichtigsten Werke russischer Literatur. Mit einem Vorwort zu Autor und Werk. 1. Auflage Umfang: 925 Normseiten bzw. 961 Buchseiten Null Papier Verlag - www-null-papier.de - www.facebook.de/null.papier.verlag Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski gilt als einer der bedeutendsten russischen Schriftsteller. Fjodor Dostojewskis Familie entstammte verarmtem Adel; der Vater war Arzt. 1839 soll sein Vater auf dem heimischen Landgut durch Leibeigene ermordet worden sein. Dostojewski begann 1844 mit den Arbeiten zu seinem 1846 veröffentlichten Erstlingswerk "Arme Leute". Mit dessen Erscheinen wurde er schlagartig berühmt; die zeitgenössische Kritik feierte ihn als Genie.

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492962582
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA – und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.

Der Gefangene

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641110291
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Genre: Fiction

Die Hölle auf Erden – Die Packende Geschichte eines Justizskandals In der Tradition von Truman Capotes »Kaltblütig« widmet sich John Grisham einem Kriminalfall, der erschütterndes Zeugnis ablegt über die Ungerechtigkeit eines modernen Rechtssystems. Brillant erzählt und getragen von großer Sympathie für seinen Helden, wird Ron Williamsons Schicksal zu einem packenden Thriller, der nicht mehr aus der Hand zu legen ist. Debbie Carter arbeitet als Bardame im »Coachlight Club« in Ada, Oklahoma. Sie ist beliebt bei den Gästen. Auch Ron Williamson, ehemaliger Baseballprofi und Stammgast im Club, sitzt oft bei ihr an der Bar. Eines Morgens wird die junge Frau vergewaltigt und erwürgt in ihrer Wohnung aufgefunden. Sechs Jahre später werden Ron Williamson und sein Freund Dennis Fritz aufgrund einer Falschaussage der Tat bezichtigt. Williamson wird zum Tode, Fritz zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt. Beide beteuern ihre Unschuld. Elf Jahre verbringt Williamson unter grausamen und entwürdigenden Haftbedingungen in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor der Hinrichtung zeigt eine DNA-Untersuchung, dass weder Fritz noch Williamson die Tat begangen haben können. Sie werden freigesprochen. Der wahre Täter, damaliger Hauptbelastungszeuge der Anklage, wird wenig später verhaftet. Fünf Jahre nach seiner Freilassung stirbt Ron Williamson an den Folgen der Haft.

Punishment and Process in International Criminal Trials

Author: Ralph Henham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351907453
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Social Science

International sentencing has become significant given the numerous events on the world stage which have focused attention on the justifications and adequacy of punishment for heinous crimes such as genocide and crimes against humanity. In addition to providing a detailed evaluation of the philosophical and theoretical difficulties raised by this rapidly developing area of international criminal justice, this book provides an integrated socio-legal analysis of the law and process of international sentencing. It considers the rationale and development of international sentencing structures and processes, the nature and scope of legal and procedural constraints on decision-making, as well as access to justice and rights issues. The book discusses sentencing within the context of international criminal law and examines internationalized trial processes and alternative mechanisms for resolution. In seeking to comprehend the punishment of international crimes through the comparative contextual analysis of trial processes, it challenges our present understanding of how and why particular sentencing outcomes are produced and the perceived legitimacy of international trial justice.

Die Schande von Missoula

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492973359
Release Date: 2016-11-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Die meisten Vergewaltiger kannten ihre Opfer vorher, wodurch die Strafverfolgung und die gerichtliche Suche nach der Wahrheit oft komplex und undurchsichtig ist und die vergewaltigten Frauen ein zweites Mal traumatisiert werden. In seinem neuen Buch beschäftigt sich Jon Krakauer mit Vergewaltigungsfällen in der amerikanischen Universitätsstadt Missoula. Minutiös und doch einfühlsam skizziert er die Ereignisse, die eine ganze Gesellschaft an der Frage nach Recht und Unrecht, Wahrheit und Lüge verzweifeln lassen, er spricht mit den Beschuldigten und den Opfern und schildert packend, wie schmerzhaft die Suche nach Gerechtigkeit und Sühne bei Gericht sein kann.

The Roots of Justice

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469639789
Release Date: 2017-11-01
Genre: History

Focusing on a single county at a time when the population grew from 24,000 to 246,000, the authors combine statistical analysis of documentary sources, contemporary newspaper accounts, and exploration in criminal case files to give a detailed reconstruction of the operations of the county's entire criminal justice system. By tracing the process from arrest to trial, sentencing, and punishment, this study will have a profound effect on our perception of American criminal justice. Originally published in 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Punishment Justice and International Relations

Author: Anthony F. Lang Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134070596
Release Date: 2009-10-16
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the international political order in the post-Cold War era, arguing that this order has become progressively more punitive. This is seen as resulting from both a human-rights regime that emphasizes legal norms and the aggressive policies of the United States and its allies in the ‘War on Terror’. While punishment can play a key role in creating justice in a political system, serious flaws in the current global order militate against punishment-enforcing global norms. The book argues for the necessary presence of three key concepts - justice, authority and agency - if punishment is to function effectively, and explores four practices in the current international system: intervention, sanctions, counter- terrorism policy, and war crimes tribunals. It concludes by suggesting ways to revise the current global political structure in order to enable punitive practices to play a more central role in creating a just world order. This book will be of much interest to students of International Law, Political Science and International Relations.

War Crimes Trials in the Wake of Decolonization and Cold War in Asia 1945 1956

Author: Kerstin von Lingen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319429878
Release Date: 2016-12-03
Genre: History

This book investigates the political context and intentions behind the trialling of Japanese war criminals in the wake of World War Two. After the Second World War in Asia, the victorious Allies placed around 5,700 Japanese on trial for war crimes. Ostensibly crafted to bring perpetrators to justice, the trials intersected in complex ways with the great issues of the day. They were meant to finish off the business of World War Two and to consolidate United States hegemony over Japan in the Pacific, but they lost impetus as Japan morphed into an ally of the West in the Cold War. Embattled colonial powers used the trials to bolster their authority against nationalist revolutionaries, but they found the principles of international humanitarian law were sharply at odds with the inequalities embodied in colonialism. Within nationalist movements, local enmities often overshadowed the reckoning with Japan. And hovering over the trials was the critical question: just what was justice for the Japanese in a world where all sides had committed atrocities?

The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice

Author: Colleen Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108228602
Release Date: 2017-04-27
Genre: Law

Many countries have attempted to transition to democracy following conflict or repression, but the basic meaning of transitional justice remains hotly contested. In this book, Colleen Murphy analyses transitional justice - showing how it is distinguished from retributive, corrective, and distributive justice - and outlines the ethical standards which societies attempting to democratize should follow. She argues that transitional justice involves the just pursuit of societal transformation. Such transformation requires political reconciliation, which in turn has a complex set of institutional and interpersonal requirements including the rule of law. She shows how societal transformation is also influenced by the moral claims of victims and the demands of perpetrators, and how justice processes can fail to be just by failing to foster this transformation or by not treating victims and perpetrators fairly. Her book will be accessible and enlightening for philosophers, political and social scientists, policy analysts, and legal and human rights scholars and activists.

Crime and Punishment A History of the Criminal Justice System

Author: Mitchel P. Roth
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133008200
Release Date: 2010-06-02
Genre: Education

Authoritative and engaging, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: A HISTORY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 2e delivers a comprehensive examination of the history of the criminal justice system. Roth begins with a discussion of system's roots in the ancient world and Great Britain and carries the narrative all the way through the 21st Century and the impact of terrorism and white collar crime on today's criminal justice institutions. Written by a historian and criminologist, the text goes in depth to demonstrate how history has shaped the present criminal justice system and how it affects public policy being established today. It offers intriguing insight into the people--such as Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover--and events--like the Innocence Project--that impacted the evolution of the American system. In addition to its thorough coverage of history, the Second Edition explores the issues challenging today's system, such as Ponzi schemes, medical marijuana, the Second Chance Act, faith-based initiatives, prison gangs, and much more. Covering criminal justice both chronologically and topically, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT couples recent trends with historical analysis to equip readers with a thorough understanding of today's criminal justice system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crime and Punishment in American History

Author: Lawrence Friedman
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459608139
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre:

In a panoramic history of our criminal justice system from Colonial times to today, one of our foremost legal thinkers shows how America fashioned a system of crime and punishment in its own image.