Category Archives: Criminal Procedure

How to Succeed on Law School Exams

The law library’s guide, Exam Study Materials at TJSL  lists books on exam taking, and lists study aids available in the library for various courses such as Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Torts.

Law school exam advice from the blogosphere:

Exam Prep Made Simple: Organize Your Thoughts – The Girl’s Guide to Law School
It’s Thanksgiving, Should You Be Flipping Out About Exams? – The Girl’s Guide to Law School
Common Errors in Exam Study – Amy Jarmon, Law School Academic Support Blog
Some Quotes to Keep in Mind – Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Exam Tips – Law School Academic Support Blog

Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

Agriculture and EU Environmental Law
Brian Jack
KJE6605 .J33 2009
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California Criminal Sentencing Laws

AUDIO KFC1172.A75 C36 2009 (Lobby Display)
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Criminal Litigation and Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure: Readings and Hypothetical Exercises
Brent E. Newton
KF9657 .N49 2009
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Presidential Impeachment
H. Lowell Brown
KF5075 .B76 2010
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The Ins and Outs of Employment Law
AUDIO KFC556.A75 I57 2008 (Lobby Display)
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International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples
S. James Anaya
K3247 .A5 2009
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Law 101
Jay M. Feinman
KF387 .F45 2010
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Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Perspectives
W. Cole Durham, Jr., Brett G. Scharffs
K3258 .D874 2010 (New Book Shelf)
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Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Including Reconciliation Act Impact
CCH
KF1183 .A369 2010
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Library Highlights: Criminal Law

The Emerging Practice of the International Criminal Court
edited by Carsten Stahn and Göran Sluiter
KZ6311 .E364 2009
From the Publisher: The International Criminal Court is at a crossroads. In 1998, the Court was still a fiction. A decade later, it has become operational and faces its first challenges as a judicial institution. This volume examines this transition. It analyses the first jurisprudence and policies of the Court. It provides a systematic survey of the emerging law and practice in four main areas: the relationship of the Court to domestic jurisdictions, prosecutorial policy and practice, the treatment of the Court’s applicable law and the shaping of its procedure. It revisits major themes, such as jurisdiction, complementarity, cooperation, prosecutorial discretion, modes of liability, pre-trial, trial and appeals procedure and the treatment of victims and witnesses, as well as their criticisms. It also explores some of challenges and potential avenues for future reform.

The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law
edited by Nita A. Farahany
K5028.5 .I47 2009
From the Publisher: New discoveries from neuroscience and behavioral genetics are besieging criminal law. Novel scientific perspectives on criminal behavior could transform the criminal justice system and yet are being introduced in an ad hoc and often ill-conceived manner. Bringing together experts across multiple disciplines, including geneticists, neuroscientists, philosophers, policymakers, and legal scholars, The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law is a comprehensive collection of essays that address the emerging science from behavioral genetics and neuroscience and its developing impact on the criminal justice system. The essays survey how the science is and will likely be used in criminal law and the policy and the ethical issues that arise from its use for criminal law and for society.

Criminal Law
Richard G. Singer, John Q. La Fond
KF9219.85 .S54 2010
From the Publisher: Examples & Explanations: Criminal Law, draws on well-known cases that have not made the appellate courts or in some cases haven’t even gone to litigation. The fifth edition includes cutting edge examples and explanations based on prescription drug-induced sleepwalking, death caused by abuse of time-release pain-killing patches, and void-for-vagueness challenges to laws limiting where sex offenders can live or travel.

Among the attributes that make this study aid an excellent resource: […]Unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations pedagogy —Combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test students’ comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying information to fact patterns; recent Supreme Court cases on the insanity defense and the diminished capacity defense (such as Arizona v. Clark and Dixon v. United States); explanations include analysis of both prosecution and defense, which provides additional valuable exam-writing skills for students.

Regulating Deviance: The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law
edited by Bernadette McSherry, Alan Norrie and Simon Bronitt
K5015.4 .R44 2009
From the Publisher: The criminal attacks that occurred in the United States on 11 September 2001 have profoundly altered and reshaped the priorities of criminal justice systems around the world. Domestic criminal law has become a vehicle for criminalising ‘new’ terrorist offences and other transnational forms of criminality. ‘Preventative’ detention regimes have come to the fore, balancing the scales in favour of security rather than individual liberty. These moves complement already existing shifts in criminal justice policies and ideologies brought about by adjusting to globalisation, economic neo-liberalism and the shift away from the post-war liberal welfare settlement. This collection of essays by leading scholars in the fields of criminal law and procedure, criminology, legal history, law and psychology and the sociology of law, focuses on the future directions for the criminal law in the light of current concerns with state security and regulating ‘deviant’ behaviour.

The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law
Kenneth S. Gallant
K5165 .G35 2009
From the Publisher: This book fills a major gap in the scholarly literature concerning international criminal law, comparative criminal law, and human rights law. The principle of legality (non-retroactivity of crimes and punishments and related doctrines) is fundamental to criminal law and human rights law. Yet this is the first book-length study of the status of legality in international law – in international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. This is also the first book to survey legality/non-retroactivity in all national constitutions, developing the patterns of implementation of legality in the various legal systems (e.g., Common Law, Civil Law, Islamic Law, Asian Law) around the world. This is a necessary book for any scholar, practitioner, and library in the area of international, criminal, comparative, human rights, or international humanitarian law.

EU Criminal Law
Valsamis Mitsilegas
KJE7975 .M58 2009
From the Publisher: EU Criminal Law is perhaps the fastest-growing area of EU law. It is also one of the most contested fields of EU action, covering measures which have a significant impact on the protection of fundamental rights and the relationship between the individual and the State, while at the same time presenting a challenge to State sovereignty in the field and potentially reconfiguring significantly the relationship between Member States and the EU. The book will examine in detail the main aspects of EU criminal law, in the light of these constitutional challenges. These include: the history and institutions of  EU criminal law (including the evolution of the third pillar and its relationship with EC law); harmonisation in criminal law and procedure (with emphasis on competence questions); mutual recognition in criminal matters (including the operation of the European Arrest Warrant) and accompanying measures; action by EU bodies facilitating police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters (such as Europol, Eurojust and OLAF); the collection and exchange of personal data, in particular via EU databases and co-operation between law enforcement authorities; and the external dimension of EU action in criminal matters, including EU-US counter-terrorism co-operation. The analysis is forward-looking, taking into account the potential impact of the Lisbon Treaty on EU criminal law.

Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law
Larry Alexander and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
K5103 .A44 2009
From the Publisher: This book presents a comprehensive overview of what the criminal law would look like if organized around the principle that those who deserve punishment should receive punishment commensurate with, but no greater than, that which they deserve. [The authors] argue that desert is a function of the actor’s culpability, and that culpability is a function of the risks of harm to protected interests that the actor believes he is imposing and his reasons for acting in the face of those risks. The authors deny that resultant harms, as well as unperceived risks, affect the actor’s desert. They thus reject punishment for inadvertent negligence as well as for intentions or preparatory acts that are not risky. Alexander and Ferzan discuss the reasons for imposing risks that negate or mitigate culpability, the individuation of crimes, and omissions. They conclude with a discussion of rules versus standards in criminal law and offer a description of the shape of criminal law in the event that the authors’ conceptualization is put into practice.

Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

The Anatomy of Torture: A Documentary History of Filartiga v. Pena Irala
William J. Aceves
KF226 .A25 2007 (Lobby Display)
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Comparative Criminal Procedure: History, Processes and Case Studies
Raneta Lawson Mack
K5401 .M33 2008
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The Criminal Responsibility of Senior Political and Military Leaders as Principals to International Crimes
Hector Olasolo; with a foreword by Adrian Fulford
K5301 .O42 2009
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Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein
Michael A. Newton & Michael P. Scharf
KMJ41.H87 N49 2008 (Lobby Display)
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European Union Law: Text and Materials
Damian Chalmers et al.
KJE947 .E989 2006 (Course Reserve)
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The International Law on Ballast Water: Preventing Biopollution
Maria Helena Fonseca de Souza Rolim
K3591.2 .R65 2008
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The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court: Essays in Honour of Professor Igor Blishchenko: In Memoriam Professor Igor Pavlovich Blishchenko (1930-2000)
edited by Jose Doria, Hans-Peter Gasser, M. Cherif Bassiouni
KZ6311 .L44 2009
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Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal
Michael P. Scharf, Gregory S. McNeal
KMJ41.H87 S23 2006 (Lobby Display)
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United States of America–A Safe Haven for Torturers
William J. Aceves
KF4749 .A33 2002 (Lobby Display)
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Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

The Anatomy of Torture: A Documentary History of Filartiga v. Pena Irala
William J. Aceves
KF226 .A25 2007 (Lobby Display)
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Arbitration Law
Katherine V.W. Stone, Richard A. Bales
KF3423 .S76 2010
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Bought & Sold
Witness production in association with the Global Survival Network
Produced and directed by Gillian Caldwell
VIDEO HQ281 .B68 1997 (Reserve)
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Building Healthy Communities: A Guide to Community Economic Development for Advocates, Lawyers, and Policymakers
edited by Roger A. Clay, Jr. and Susan R. Jones
KF5730 .B85 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Cases and Materials on Criminal Law
Joshua Dressler
KF9218 .D68 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Comparative Criminal Procedure: History, Processes and Case Studies
Raneta Lawson Mack
K5401 .M33 2008
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The Criminal Responsibility of Senior Political and Military Leaders as Principals to International Crimes
Hector Olasolo; with a foreword by Adrian Fulford
K5301 .O42 2009
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Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein
Michael A. Newton & Michael P. Scharf
KMJ41.H87 N49 2008 (Lobby Display)
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Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy
Robert V. Percival et al.
KF3775 .E548 2009 (Lobby Display)
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Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations
edited by Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Jackson, Adam P. Romero
K349 .F455 2009
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Food and Drug Law: Cases and Materials
Peter Barton Hutt, Richard A. Merrill, Lewis Grossman
KF3868 .F66 2007 (Course Reserve)
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The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law: Learning Criminal Law through Multiple- choice Questions and Analysis
Laurie L. Levenson
KF9219.5 .L474 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Human Rights
Louis Henkin et al.
K3240 .H846 2009 (Course Reserve)
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The International Law on Ballast Water: Preventing Biopollution
Maria Helena Fonseca de Souza Rolim
K3591.2 .R65 2008
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The Politics of Official Apologies
Melissa Nobles
JC599.N66 N63 2008
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Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal
Michael P. Scharf, Gregory S. McNeal
KMJ41.H87 S23 2006 (Lobby Display)
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Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation
edited by Elazar Barkan, Alexander Karn
HM1106 .T35 2006
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United States of America–A Safe Haven for Torturers
William J. Aceves
KF4749 .A33 2002 (Lobby Display)
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Women, Politics, and the Constitution
edited by Naomi B. Lynn
KF478.A5 W667 1990
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Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches
edited by William C.G. Burns, Hari M. Osofsky
K3593 .A93 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Beyond Accommodation: Ethical Feminism, Deconstruction, and the Law
Drucilla Cornell
HQ1190 .C67 1991
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The Confluence of Public and Private International Law: Justice, Pluralism and Subsidiarity in the International Constitutional Ordering of Private Law
Alex Mills
K7040 .M55 2009
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The Crimes of Womanhood: Defining Femininity in a Court of Law
A. Cheree Carlson
KF4758 .C365 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Environmental Justice: Law, Policy & Regulation
Clifford Rechtschaffen, Eileen Gauna, Catherine A. O’Neill
KF3775 .R385 2009
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Experimenting with the Consumer: The Mass Testing of Risky Products on the American Public
Marshall S. Shapo
KF1296 .S428 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Global Standards–Local Action: 15 Years Vienna World Conference on Human Rights: Conference Proceedings of the International Expert Conference held in Vienna on 28 and 29 August 2008
edited by Wolfgang Bendek et al.
K3239.8 .G56 2009
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A Good Quarrel: America’s Top Legal Reporters Share Stories from Inside the Supreme Court
edited by Timothy R. Johnson and Jerry Goldman
KF8742 .G66 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Human Rights and the Alien Tort Statute: Law, History, and Analysis
Peter Henner
KF1309.5 .H46 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Human Rights as Indivisible Rights: The Protection of Socio-economic Demands under the European Convention on Human Rights
Ida Elisabeth Koch
KJC5132 .K63 2009
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International Children’s Rights
Sara Dillon
K639 .D555 2010
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The International Law of Economic Migration: Toward the Fourth Freedom
Joel P. Trachtman
K3275 .T73 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Law’s Allure: How Law Shapes, Constrains, Saves, and Kills Politics
Gordon Silverstein
KF5130 .S55 2009 (Course Reserve)
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Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust Handbook
KF3885 .P53 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Principles of Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Wayne R. Lafave et al.
KF9660 .L348 2009
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Protecting the Oceans beyond National Jurisdiction: Strengthening the International Law Framework
Robin Warner
K3485 .W37 2009
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The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment: Judging Death
Michael E. Parrish
KF9227.C2 P37 2010
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