Oran s Dictionary of the Law CD ROM

Oran s Dictionary of the Law CD ROM Author Daniel Oran
ISBN-10 0766821145
Year 2001
Language en
Publisher Delmar Pub

"Oran's Dictionary of Law, fourth edition is the most usable guide to legal terminology available today. This book: informs paralegals, lawyers, and allied professionals in fields such as criminal justice, social work, journalism, and finance; interprets the technical jargon of contracts, laws, and court decisions; updates terminology in fast moving fields such as bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, and national security; and a new section on the legal system, court procedures, and computerized legal research have been included in this edition."--BOOK JACKET.

The Nature of Qualitative Evidence

The Nature of Qualitative Evidence Author Janice M. Morse
ISBN-10 0761922857
Year 2001-02-22
Pages 321
Language en
Publisher SAGE

What constitutes qualitative evidence? This book breaks new ground by providing urgently needed standards for qualitative inquiry and tackles the significant issues of what constitutes qualitative evidence. In particular, this book will address the place of qualitative evidence in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care. The authors first examine the status of qualitative research as evidence versus "opinion." They then examine such topics as: who decides what counts as evidence, the nature of outcomes, how to evaluate qualitative evidence, constructing evidence within the qualitative project, and research utilization and qualitative research. They conclude with perspectives on the issue of standards for qualitative investigation.

Criminal Law Today

Criminal Law Today Author Frank Schmalleger
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105060803793
Year 2001
Pages 747
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division

For sophomore/junior-level courses in Criminal Law, Introduction to Criminal Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Administration of Justice. This text is designed to introduce students to the fundamental nature of law, to give them an overview of general legal principles, and to help them develop a special understanding of the historical development of criminal law and its contemporary form and function in today's American society. Real stories and photographs of contemporary situations and issues bring the content to life, and Capstone Cases provide insights into the everyday workings of American jurisprudence and illustrate the logic by which appellate decisions are made.

The Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Author Nancy L. Herron
ISBN-10 1563089858
Year 2002
Pages 494
Language en
Publisher Libraries Unltd Incorporated

The updated and expanded third edition of this widely used work comprises more than 1,500 annotated citations. It has served as a teaching text for students wanting a clear approach to learning about important reference sources in the social sciences.

Academic Research on the Internet

Academic Research on the Internet Author Helen Laurence
ISBN-10 IND:30000079252700
Year 2000
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher CRC Press

Find what you’re looking for with the best Internet resources for academic research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences! Which academic resource deserves more of your budget: printed books and journals or softly glowing terminals? The answer differs depending on the subject area, the availability and reliability of Internet information in that field, and the comparative value of Internet research and traditional print media. Academic Research on the Internet: Options for Scholars and Libraries gives you the information you need to make those choices. This comprehensive book examines the usability of the Internet as a scholarly research and reference tool. Each chapter provides a snapshot of Internet information access and usability in a specific subject area, comparing it to traditional print media. In addition, each chapter includes a selected webliography of key resources-a time-saving tool for librarians on the reference desk. Experts in specific subject areas provide up-to-the-minute assessments of the usefulness of the Internet for research in their fields, including: Arts and Architecture Biology Engineering Chemistry Physics and Mathematics Music Philosophy English and American Literature History Political Science Business Education Anthropology and Sociology Health Sciences Public Administration Law Environmental Sciences Reference Academic Research on the Internet is designed to provide the facts you need about the reliability, timeliness, and availability of Internet information. With this information, you can decide on the relative value of print subscriptions, assess the degree to which the Internet alone can satisfy users’ information needs, and make intelligent choices about budget allocation.

Legal information

Legal information Author Kent C. Olson
ISBN-10 0897749618
Year 1999
Pages 333
Language en
Publisher Oryx Pr

"This book looks not only at 'the law,' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].

The Invisible Web

The Invisible Web Author Chris Sherman
ISBN-10 091096551X
Year 2001-01
Pages 439
Language en
Publisher Information Today, Inc.

Discusses the use of online information resources and problems caused by dynamically generated Web pages, paying special attention to information mapping, assessing the validity of information, and the future of Web searching.

DNA Identification and Evidence

DNA Identification and Evidence Author Eric A. Fischer
ISBN-10 1560729724
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 75
Language en
Publisher Nova Science Pub Incorporated

This book provides an overview of how the genetic information contained in DNA is used for identification, and a discussion of issues associated with those uses. It begins by discussing the unique properties of genetic information that make it a powerful tool for identification and what is involved in making identifications from DNA. Next is a description of current federal programs and activities, followed by discussion of issues raised by the development of this new technology. Major issues include the use of DNA identification in the criminal justice system (including sample backlogs, databases, and post-conviction DNA analysis), impacts of technological improvements, and privacy. DNA evidence is a powerful forensic tool in criminal cases. Its use and capabilities have increased substantially since it was first introduced in the late 1980s. A DNA profile may provide powerful evidence in many criminal investigations, either to incriminate or exculpate a suspect. DNA evidence is very stable and can be extracted and profiled from a sample many years after being deposited. The technologies used are increasingly sensitive, powerful, fast, and cost-effective. The cost of performing analyses and the time required continue to decline. Those features of the technology are likely to continue to improve over the next decade.

Criminal Justice Today

Criminal Justice Today Author Frank M. Schmalleger
ISBN-10 0138483426
Year 1998-08-01
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall

THE bestselling four-color book/multimedia package in the field, this introduction to criminal justice provides a realistic description of the American criminal justice system and how it works--police, courts, and corrections. Using a three-pronged thematic approach, it provides an intricately woven picture of contemporary American criminal justice, assumes a forward-looking perspective that recognizes the importance of individual rights, social order, multiculturalism, and high-technology as they affect the day-to-day practice of criminal justice, and gives serious emphasis to terrorism as a crime. Incorporates the most authoritative, reliable, and current information, statistics, and court cases, and provides citations to online criminal justice mega-sources that are constantly updated. Features a variety of issues-oriented, career, and the future boxes throughout. An accompanying simulations CD features real-life scenarios based on actual U.S. Supreme Court cases that enable readers to put themselves in the role(s) of police officer, judge, probation officer, legislator, and corrections official. What Is Criminal Justice? The Crime Picture. The Search for Causes. Criminal Law. Policing: History and Structure. Police Management. Policing: Legal Aspects. The Courts. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial. Sentencing. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. Prisons and Jails. Prison Life. Juvenile Justice. Drugs and Crime. Multinational Criminal Justice. The Future of Criminal Justice. For those in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, juvenile delinquency, probation, parole, and private security.

A Law Dictionary of Words Terms Abbreviations and Phrases which are Peculiar to the Law and of Those which Have a Peculiar Meaning in the Law Containing Latin Phrases and Maxims with Their Translations and a Table of the Names of the Reports and Their Abbreviations

A Law Dictionary of Words  Terms  Abbreviations  and Phrases which are Peculiar to the Law and of Those which Have a Peculiar Meaning in the Law  Containing Latin Phrases and Maxims  with Their Translations and a Table of the Names of the Reports and Their Abbreviations Author James Arthur Ballentine
ISBN-10 9781584774907
Year 1916
Pages 632
Language en
Publisher The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

Ballentine, James A., Compiler. A Law Dictionary of Words, Terms, Abbreviations and Phrases Which are Peculiar to the Law and of Those Which Have a Peculiar Meaning in the Law. Containing Latin Phrases and Maxims With Their Translations and a Table of the Names of the Reports and Their Abbreviations. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1916]. [vi], 632 pp. Reprint available February, 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-490-8. Cloth. $150. * Reprint of the uncommon first edition. Along with those of Black and Anderson, Ballentine's is one of the most important American dictionaries of the modern era. Containing over 18,000 entries and a 97-page index of American and English law and equity reports, it is renowned for its concision and accuracy. Immediately popular, it went through three editions by 1969 and served as the basis of the College Law Dictionary (First edition, 1931) and the Self-Pronouncing Law Dictionary (1948). The 1916 edition retains its value as a handy but thorough one-volume reference.