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Legal Issues

American Legal History : A very short introduction
This Very Short Introduction pivots on an expansive definition of law and the relationship of law to its historical context. "Law," in this book, includes not only basic common law subjects (such as property, torts, and contracts), but statutory and constitutional issues as well,

Taking Sides. Clashing views on legal issues
Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an Exploring the Issue section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, and Additional Resources.

American Legal Injustice : Behind the scenes with an expert witness
The author walks the reader through his experiences in the courtroom, explaining the role of the forensic psychiatrist in the litigation process and providing a 'behind-the-scenes' view of our criminal justice system, including individual chapters on some of his most interesting and infamous cases.

Law andJustice : An introduction to the American legal system
Provides a comprehensive look at the justice system from various perspectives. Discusses many aspects of law and judicial process such as: the role of natural law, statutory law, legal reasoning, case law, legal education, the legal profession, the court systems, the appellate court process, the constitution, judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys etc.

How the Courts Work
A plain English explanation of the American legal system