Doing Justice in the People's Court

Author: Jon'a Meyer,Paul Jesilow

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791431375

Category: Law

Page: 164

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Presents research findings on city courts and their processing of misdemeanors, illuminating the conditions under which bias is maximized and minimized in the lower courts.

Doing Justice

Author: Pablo Oyarzun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509543775

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

View: 3553

Pablo Oyarzun is one of the foremost Benjamin scholars in Latin America. His writings have shaped the reception of Benjamin’s work in Latin America and have been central to the effort to identify the tasks and responsibilities of the kind of critical theory that would interrupt social violence. In this book Oyarzun examines some of the key concepts in Benjamin’s work – including his concepts of translation, experience, history and storytelling – and relates them to his own systematic reflection on the nature and implications of ‘doing justice’. What is meant by the words ‘justice was done’? The passive voice is important here. On the one hand, justice does nothing: it is not an agent, it can only prevail or fail, and if it fails, it does so without limit. On the other hand, the passive voice alludes to the agents of an action while covering them up; the allusion is the masking of the identity and traces of the person who accomplishes the action. And this cover-up can be dangerous: it can cover-up the executioners, who are subjects that everyone can confirm anonymously, without their being recognized and without their wanting to be recognized. Justice, argues Oyarzun, can only be done in the active effort to do justice – or, as Benjamin would say, in the striving to turn the world into the highest good. This book by one of Chile’s most distinguished philosophers will be of value to anyone interested in Benjamin’s work and in the development of critical theory in Latin America.

Doing Justice

Author: Dennis A. Jacobsen

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506418821

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Doing Justice introduces readers to congregation-based community organizing rooted in the day-to-day struggles and hopes of urban ministry. It draws from the author’s decades-long career of personal experience in community organizing ministries. Illustrated with examples from the experience of community organizers, Doing Justice weaves theological and biblical warrants for community organizing into concrete strategies for achieving justice in the public arena. It offers sound treatment of fundamental organizing principles like power, self-interest, and agitation and suggests ways to build and sustain an organization, relate to media and corporations, and strengthen ministries and empower lay leaders. The second edition includes forewords by veteran pastor-activists Bill Wylie Kellermann and Grant Stevensen and a new preface that notes recent changes in organizing, describes needed new directions and connections, and discusses the significance of new movements such as Black Lives Matter. Also new is Stevensen’s running “conversation” with Jacobsen, drawing readers into deeper engagement with organizing practices. Designed for use by congregations and church leaders as well as by ministerial students, Doing Justice will open new vistas for community action in support of the poor, the disadvantaged, and the disenfranchised of our society.

Doing Justice

Author: Robert Satter

Publisher: American Law Books


Category: Judges

Page: 256

View: 6471

A judge who sat for 15 years on Connecticut benches tells his thoughts on the American legal system.

Doing Justice

Author: Leroy H. Pelton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791441794

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 7688

Offers a revised liberal political philosophy, arguing that group-based policies are discriminatory and proposing individual-oriented policies in their place.

Doing Justice

Author: Preet Bharara

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525521135

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4526

*A New York Times Bestseller* An important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our survival as a society—from the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, and host of the Doing Justice podcast. Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it. Bharara believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, he argues, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws both in our justice system and in human nature. Bharara uses the many illustrative anecdotes and case histories from his storied, formidable career—the successes as well as the failures—to shed light on the realities of the legal system and the consequences of taking action. Inspiring and inspiringly written, Doing Justice gives us hope that rational and objective fact-based thinking, combined with compassion, can help us achieve truth and justice in our daily lives. Sometimes poignant and sometimes controversial, Bharara's expose is a thought-provoking, entertaining book about the need to find the humanity in our legal system as well as in our society.

Doing Justice Better

Author: David J. Cornwell

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 190653411X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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An uncompromising appraisal of the unique penal crisis affecting Britain and other Western-style democracies.

Doing Justice, Doing Gender

Author: Susan Ehrlich Martin,Nancy C. Jurik

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236666

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 6241

Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on women's justice work roles over the past 40 years.

Faith Doing Justice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Paulines Publications Africa

ISBN: 9966081399


Page: N.A

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Doing Justice, Preventing Crime

Author: Michael Tonry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199717664

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 654

Punishment policies and practices in the United States today are unprincipled, chaotic, and much too often unjust. The financial costs are enormous. The moral cost is greater: countless individual injustices, mass incarceration, the world's highest imprisonment rate, extreme disparities, especially affecting members of racial and ethnic minority groups, high rates of wrongful conviction, assembly line case processing, and a general absence of respectful consideration of offenders' interests, circumstances, and needs. In Doing Justice, Preventing Crime, Michael Tonry lays normative and empirical foundations for building new, more just, and more effective systems of sentencing and punishment in the twenty-first century. The overriding goals are to treat people convicted of crimes justly, fairly, and even-handedly; to take sympathetic account of the circumstances of peoples' lives; and to punish no one more severely than he or she deserves. Drawing on philosophy and punishment theory, this book explains the structural changes needed to uphold the rule of law and its requirement that the human dignity of every person be respected. In clear and engaging prose, Michael Tonry surveys what is known about the deterrent, incapacitative, and rehabilitative effects of punishment, and explains what needs to be done to move from an ignoble present to a better future.