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The Digital Dilemma

Imagine sending a magazine article to 10 friends - making photocopies, putting them in envelopes, adding postage, and mailing them. Now consider how much easier it is to send that article to those 10 friends as an attachment to e-mail. Or to post the article on your own site on the World Wide Web. The ease of modifying or copying digitized material and the proliferation of computer networking have raised fundamental questions about copyright and patent - intellectual property protections rooted in the U.S. Constitution. Hailed for quick and convenient access to a world of material, the Internet also poses serious economic issues for those who create and market that material. If people can so easily send music on the Internet for free, for example, who will pay for music? This book presents the multiple facets of digitized intellectual property, defining terms, identifying key issues, and exploring alternatives. It follows the complex threads of law, business, incentives to creators, the American tradition of access to information, the international context, and the nature of human behavior. Technology is explored for its ability to transfer content and its potential to protect intellectual property rights. The book proposes research and policy recommendations as well as principles for policymaking.     

Author Name :National Research Council

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Argumentation Methods for Artificial Intelligence in Law

Use of argumentation methods applied to legal reasoning is a relatively new field of study. Many vitally important problems of legal reasoning can be profitably studied in light of these new methods, even if they cannot all be solved in any single monograph. This book provides a survey of the leading problems, and outlines how future research using argumentation-based methods show great promise of leading to useful solutions. The problems studied include not only these of argument evaluation and argument invention, but also analysis of specific kinds of evidence commonly used in law, like witness testimony, circumstantial evidence, forensic evidence and character evidence. New tools for analyzing these kinds of evidence are introduced, like argument diagramming, abductive reasoning, an analysis of conditional relevance and a new dialectical model of explanation.     

Author Name :Douglas Walton

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United States Water Law

Determining U.S. Water Rights: Different Systems for Different Needs United States Water Law: An Introduction is a concise overview of law and policy related to U.S. water rights and regulation of water quantity and quality. This wide-ranging book reviews the two major systems used to determine rights in the western and eastern states. It explores these different systems, which are based on the divergent factors affecting the two regions a " the immense amount of government-owned property and arid conditions in the west, and ownership of riparian land in the east. The author also covers western states that adhere to the "hybrid" system, which recognizes early riparian rights predating adoption of later appropriation systems, and he explains that most states recognize at least some riparian rights to the use of surface water. Special sections detail regulatory considerations such as Native American rights, environmental regulation, nuisance and tort law, and social theory.     

Author Name :John W. Johnson

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Dynamic Police Training

As police work has become increasingly professionalized, classrooms have become a preferred environment for training. However, the best preparation for police work has traditionally been conducted on the job. Dynamic Police Training partners the experienced law enforcement officers "street-smart" perspective of what makes training work with a professional educators "book-smart" approach to writing curriculum to achieve the best results in police training programs.As police work has become increasingly professionalized, classrooms have become a preferred environment for training. However, the best preparation for police work has traditionally been conducted on the job. Dynamic Police Training partners the experienced law enforcement officers "street-smart" perspective of what makes training work with a professional educators "book-smart" approach to writing curriculum to achieve the best results in police training programs.As police work has become increasingly professionalized, classrooms have become a preferred environment for training. However, the best preparation for police work has traditionally been conducted on the job. Dynamic Police Training partners the experienced law enforcement officers "street-smart" perspective of what makes training work with a professional educators "book-smart" approach to writing curriculum to achieve the best results in police training programs.A results-oriented handbook for police trainers seeking clear and definitive information on curriculum development, the book facilitates training designed to develop students critical thinking skills, physical competencies, and in-depth understanding of concepts such as use of force, consequences of failure, and value-based judgment. Authored by a former police officer and trainer with over 14 years of experience in the field and the classroom, this volume:Examines the typical strengths and limitations of police trainers and describes how to build on existing skills ,Explains how to go beyond the lecture and slide show format to make police training an interactive and thought-provoking experience for students ,Translates the theoretical basis of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills training into police-oriented language ,Outlines the methods for developing high-quality law enforcement instructional content ,Provides a step-by-step construction guide for law enforcement lesson plan development with versatile templates included for the readers use.Understanding how to write an interactive curriculum that allows police officers to achieve mastery of skills in the classroom is what differentiates outstanding training from the mediocre. Dynamic Police Training helps police trainers who deliver, revise, or develop training programs in the academy and beyond, enabling them to achieve top-notch training results within the confines of the classroom setting that translate into real results on the street.     

Author Name :Ann R. Bumbak

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Forensic Science

Forensic science (often Known as forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences and technologies to investigate and establish facts of interest in relation to criminal or civil law. There is little rigorous research to support its accuracy and reliability.The word forensic comes from the Latin forensis, meaning "of or before the forum."In Roman times, a criminal charge meant presenting the case before a group of public individuals in the forum. Both the person accused of the crime and the accuser would give speeches based on their sides of the story. The individual with the best argument and delivery would determine the outcome of the case. This origin is the source of the two modern usages of the word forensic as a form of legal evidence and as a category of public presentation.     

Author Name :Ayn Embar-Seddon, Capella University and Allan D. Pass

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The New Underworld Order

THE NEW UNDERWORLD ORDER is a world in which official criminality, driven by bribery and corruption, is the norm among all layers of governance. At the vast intergovernmental level, the Rule of Law does not apply - a state of affairs which is exploited to the full under cover of a facade of hypocritical official rectitude.     

Author Name :Christopher Story

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Cyber Terrorism: political and economic implications

Cyber Terrorism: Political and Economic Implications is a cyber terrorism brief that outlines many of the recent terrorist activities, political objectives, and their use of cyberspace. Much of this book is dedicated to illustrating the use of the global information infrastructure by terrorists for the communication and coordination of distributed terrorist cells, the gathering of target intelligence, and the use of cyber criminal activities as a force multiplier for both physical attacks and infrastructure destabilization.     

Author Name :Andrew M. Colarik

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Wars on Terrorism and Iraq

Wars on Terrorism and Iraq provides a timely and critical analysis of the impact on human rights, particularly internationally, of the wars on terrorism and Iraq as well as examining the related tensions between unilateralism and multilateralism in U.S. foreign policy.     

Author Name :Thomas G. Weiss, Margaret E. Crahan, and John Goering

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Suicide terrorism in its modern form appeared in the 1980s when the Shiite Hezbollah was the first organization to use this strategy in Lebanon. Its subsequent adoption by many organizations in the Middle East and Asia, the majority either Arab or Muslim, led many scholars to emphasize the role of Islam in suicide terrorisms emergence and spread.     

Author Name :Ami Pedahzur

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Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Responding to the challenge

There is a widely held belief in the imminent probability of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists against civilian targets. This edited volume critically assesses the suggestion that one safeguard against this possibility would be to strengthen existing international prohibitions against state- level acquisition of such weapons.     

Author Name :Ian Bellany

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This edited book addresses the appropriateness of US and other counter-terrorist (CT) strategies in Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region and in Latin America, with a view to improving their effectiveness.     

Author Name :Anne Aldis and Graeme P. Herd

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This book aims to understand the origin and dynamics of so-called intranational conflicts such as those that have been affecting Europe (Northern Ireland, the Basque Country region in Spain, Corsica in France, the former Yugosalvia and Albania), and a number of countries in the developing world (Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda, Haiti, India, Pakistan and others) and how these conflicts have been invested by terrorist organisations at both national and international levels.     

Author Name :Joseph L. Soeters

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Philosophy Of Law

The second edition is updated with important developments in English law, the general impact of the Human Rights Act and the defence of necessity in relation to the Case of the Conjoined Twins. Radical Marxism, feminist, critical legal studies and critical race theories are also explained against the background of controversy between postmodernism and defences of modernity. New chapters assess the value of traditional legal theory and various critical perspectives and study questions at the end of each chapter help students explore the most important issues in philosophy of law.     

Author Name :Mark Tebbit

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Criminal Justice

This new text encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of the context and the current workings of the criminal justice system. The first part offers a clear and comprehensive review of the major philosophical aims and sociological theories of punishment, the history of justice and punishment and the developing perspective of victimology. In the second part, the focus is on the main areas of the contemporary criminal justice system, including the police, the courts and judiciary, prisons and community penalties.     

Author Name :Ian Marsh, John Cochrane, Gaynor Melville

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Terrorists and Terrorism in the Contemporary World

Focusing on a variety of prominent terrorist groups together with a number of less notorious ones, the book encourages readers to think about the mindset, motivation and tactics of terrorists. David J. Whittaker analyzes examples of terrorists working as individuals, such as Timothy McVeigh, and those working in groups, such as Al-Qaida, over the last two or three decades. He goes on to discuss the problems of countering these terrorists and the possible forms terrorism could take in the future.     

Author Name :David Whittaker

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The Logic of Liberal Rights

The Logic of Liberal Rights uses basic logic to develop a model of argument presupposed in all disputes about civil rights and liberties. No prior training in logic is required, as each step is explained. This analysis does not merely apply general logic to legal arguments but is also specifically tailored to the issues of civil rights and liberties. It shows that all arguments about civil rights and liberties presuppose one fixed structure and that there can be no original argument in rights disputes, except within the confines of that structure.     

Author Name :Eric Heinze

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On Immigration and Refugees

Michael Dummett, philosopher and social critic, is also one of the sharpest and most prominent commentators and campaigners for the fair treatment of immigrants and refugees in Britain and Europe. This book insightfully draws together his thoughts on this major issue for the first time.     

Author Name :Sir Michael Dummett

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Terrorism and Collective Responsibility

The books in this series mark a new departure in academic publishing. Written by philosophers, or from a philosophical standpoint, their purpose is to probe beneath the shibboleths of day-to-day debate and controversy on important social and political topics. Common to all the authors is a view of the importance of the analytical skills of the professional thinker in reaching decisions on the large issues of our time. The books challenge the assumptions that lie behind the headlines and offer proposals, not always the expected ones, for action.     

Author Name :Burleigh Taylor Wilkins

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Economics Ethics And The Environment

The UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) holds a conference each year to bring together academics and practitioners,lawyers and environmental experts from other disciplines - within both science and social science. It is a unique event providing a forum for discussion of the most pressing issues of environmental regulation, and provides a unique combination of analysis and practical application. These articles, presented as papers at the Cardiff Conference in 2001, provide an accessible and informative collection addressing the conference theme of economics, ethics and the environment, including such issues as: how we can use traditional economic devices such as taxation, trading and insurance to assist in environmental regulation; how we treat and protect the natural world; how we might cope with the growing problem of waste; and how we should react to safeguard the environment in the face of risks and scientific uncertainties. The collection forms a topical and wide ranging discussion of key issues for legal practitioners, academics and students and will also be of great interest to a wider range of disciplines relating to the environment.     

Author Name :Julian Boswall, Robert G. Lee

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Maritime Security International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand

This volume reflects the work of the Trans-Tasman Maritime Security Project, which comprises a group of Australian and New Zealand scholars with back- grounds in international law, international relations and maritime security. Our aim has been to identify the issues that particularly affect Australia and New Zealands maritime security and to undertake research that evaluates those issues from legal and political perspectives, and propose methods for improving mari- time security in the two countries. While the focus of the work is Australia and New Zealand, the scope extends to regional considerations (addressing matters related to Pacific island states, South East Asia and the Antarctic and sub- Antarctic region), strategic partnerships (in examining the influence of the United States) and analyses issues within the broad framework of international law and politics (as opposed to a purely domestic focus).     

Author Name :Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Donald R. Rothwell

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This book was writen to help create an awareness of the problem,and its primary contributions to the domain of cyber terrorism.     


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White-Collar Crime: Detection, Prevention and Strategy in Business Enterprises

White-Collar Crime describes white-collar crime and criminals. It discusses executive knowledge of white-collar crime, and white-collar crime theories are presented. Executive positions involved in crime, white-collar crime analysis, response to crime suspicion, corporate social responsibility, and corporate reputation damage and repair are some of the core topics of this book. Knowledge strategy, intelligence strategy, and systems strategy are also presented from a strategic management perspective.     

Author Name :Petter Gottschalk

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Crime and Punishment in England

This is the first single-volume introduction to the national history of crime and punishment. From the medieval period to the present day, this survey work synthesizes the wealth of case-study and local-level material and standardizes the debates and issues for the student reader.     

Author Name :John Briggs, Christopher Harrison, Angus McInnes, David Vincent

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A comprehensive look at the hunt for serial killers by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject. Famous British writer Colin Wilson, author of A Criminal History of Mankind, examines the psychological motivations behind serial killings, and includes his own correspondence with some of the world's worst killers.     

Author Name :Colin Wilson

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Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters is a non-fiction true crime history by Peter Vronsky, a criminal justice historian. It surveys the history of serial homicide, its culture, psychopathology and its investigation from the Roman Empire to the early 2000s. The book explores the rise of serial murder from its first early recorded instances in ancient Rome to medieval and Renaissance Europe, Victorian Britain and its rise and escalation in the United States and the world in the postmodern era. The book surveys a range of theoretical approaches to serial killers interspersed with dozens of detailed case studies of both notorious and less know serial murderers illustrating the theory. Considered by some a definitive history of serial homicide, it was the book that serial killer Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer, was reading when he was arrested in 2005.     

Author Name :Peter Vronsky

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Democratic Responses to Terrorism

Democratic Responses to Terrorism tackles how to protect democratic societies against terrorist violence while, at the same time, making sure that the steps democracies take to protect themselves do no fundamental harm to the rule of law and the rights of citizens. With a foreword by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, the essays here assess such elements as the role of the legal framework, human rights, democracy and civil society, as well as international cooperation.     

Author Name :Leonard Weinberg

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The Roots of Terrorism

The Roots of Terrorism is the first volume in the new Democracy and Terrorism series, a three volume project intended to explore one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to reconcile the need to fight terrorism with our desire to protect and enhance democratic values.     

Author Name :Louise Richardson

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Global Terrorism 2nd edition continues to provide students with the most comprehensive introduction to terrorism as a global phenomenon. It introduces students to history, politics, ideologies and strategies of both contemporary and older terrorist groups. Written in a clear and accessible style, each chapter explains a different aspect of terrorism and illustrates this with a wide variety of detailed case studies from across the world. Although the focus is on the contemporary, the book also includes discussion of older terrorist groups.     

Author Name :James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz

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Law and Social Work Practice

This completely rewritten and updated new edition of a practical text continues to provide a firm introduction to law and legal processes and their relation to social work practice. Using Clinton's welfare reform act of 1996, Albert provides a conceptual framework to illustrate how socio-legal problems emerge in the welfare state, and presents the skills base necessary for effective social work response. A new section on socio-legal issues highlights many fields where social worker-lawyer partnerships can occur, such as civil rights and advocacy, the death penalty, liability for neglect in nursing homes, informed consent and medical treatment, and much more. Filled with techniques for reading and understanding judicial opinion, legislative statues, and bills, this new edition will appeal to all professors of law and social work courses, as well as courses on the welfare state.     

Author Name :Springer Publishing Company

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Do We Need a Marriage Contract

Congratulations! You've decided to get married. It's a wonderful time, but there's more to think about than just the perfect wedding and honeymoon.Marriage is more complicated than it used to be. People are marrying later in life and perhaps for the second or third time. Often they are bringing more assets and more liabilities into the relationship, blending children from previous relationships, and generally facing all kinds of new challenges. Marriage contracts, wills and Powers of Attorney are all valuable ways to set your expectations in advance.     

Author Name :G. Cochrane

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