Guilty Minds

Guilty Minds
Author: Joseph Finder
Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698409750
Language: en
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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers an exhilarating and timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful among us can be brought down by a carefully crafted lie and how the secrets we keep can never truly stay buried. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed, his career destroyed, by a powerful gossip website that specializes in dirt on celebs and politicians. Their top reporter has written an exposé claiming that he had liaisons with an escort, a young woman prepared to tell the world her salacious tale. But the chief justice is not without allies and his greatest supporter is determined to stop the story in its tracks. Nick Heller is a private spy—an intelligence operative based in Boston, hired by lawyers, politicians, and even foreign governments. A high-powered investigator with a penchant for doing things his own way, he’s called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate, potentially explosive situation. Nick has just forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes a dangerous turn, and Nick resolves to find the mastermind behind the conspiracy before anyone else falls victim to the maelstrom of political scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one long-buried secret.

Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds

Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds
Author: William S. Laufer
Release: 2006-08
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780226470405
Language: en
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We live in an era defined by corporate greed and malfeasance—one in which unprecedented accounting frauds and failures of compliance run rampant. In order to calm investor fears, revive perceptions of legitimacy in markets, and demonstrate the resolve of state and federal regulators, a host of reforms, high-profile investigations, and symbolic prosecutions have been conducted in response. But are they enough? In this timely work, William S. Laufer argues that even with recent legal reforms, corporate criminal law continues to be ineffective. As evidence, Laufer considers the failure of courts and legislatures to fashion liability rules that fairly attribute blame for organizations. He analyzes the games that corporations play to deflect criminal responsibility. And he also demonstrates how the exchange of cooperation for prosecutorial leniency and amnesty belies true law enforcement. But none of these factors, according to Laufer, trumps the fact that there is no single constituency or interest group that strongly and consistently advocates the importance and priority of corporate criminal liability. In the absence of a new standard of corporate liability, the power of regulators to keep corporate abuses in check will remain insufficient. A necessary corrective to our current climate of graft and greed, Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds will be essential to policymakers and legal minds alike. “[This] timely work offers a dispassionate analysis of problems relating to corporate crime.”—Harvard Law Review

Guilty Acts Guilty Minds

Guilty Acts  Guilty Minds
Author: Stephen P. Garvey
Release: 2020-05-25
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780190924348
Language: en
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When someone commits a crime, what are the limits on a state's authority to define them as worthy of blame, and thus liable to punishment? This book answers that question, building on two ideas familiar to criminal lawyers: actus reus and mens rea, usually translated as "guilty act" and "guilty mind." In Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds, Stephen P. Garvey proposes an understanding of actus reus and mens rea as limits on the authority of a state, and in particular the authority of a democratic state, to ascribe guilt to those accused of crime. Garvey argues that actus reus and mens rea are necessary conditions for legitimate state punishment. Drawing on the work of political philosophers, moral philosophers, and criminal law theorists, Garvey provides clear explanations of how these concepts apply to a wide variety of cases. The book charges readers to consider practical examples and ask: whatever you believe regarding the justice of the rules, did the state act within the scope of its legitimate authority when it enacted those rules into law? Based on extensive research, this book presents a new theory in which the concepts of actus reus and mens rea mark the limits of state power rather than simply describe the elements of a crime. Making the compelling distinction between legitimacy and justice, Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds provides an important perspective on the limits of state authority.

Bad Acts and Guilty Minds

Bad Acts and Guilty Minds
Author: Leo Katz
Release: 2012-12-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9780226027975
Language: en
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With wit and intelligence, Leo Katz seeks to understand the basic rules and concepts underlying the moral, linguistic, and psychological puzzles that plague the criminal law. "Bad Acts and Guilty Minds . . . revives the mind, it challenges superficial analyses, it reminds us that underlying the vast body of statutory and case law, there is a rationale founded in basic notions of fairness and reason. . . . It will help lawyers to better serve their clients and the society that permits attorneys to hang out their shingles."—Edward N. Costikyan, New York Times Book Review

Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds

Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds
Author: William S. Laufer
Release: 2008-10-31
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780226470429
Language: en
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We live in an era defined by corporate greed and malfeasance—one in which unprecedented accounting frauds and failures of compliance run rampant. In order to calm investor fears, revive perceptions of legitimacy in markets, and demonstrate the resolve of state and federal regulators, a host of reforms, high-profile investigations, and symbolic prosecutions have been conducted in response. But are they enough? In this timely work, William S. Laufer argues that even with recent legal reforms, corporate criminal law continues to be ineffective. As evidence, Laufer considers the failure of courts and legislatures to fashion liability rules that fairly attribute blame for organizations. He analyzes the games that corporations play to deflect criminal responsibility. And he also demonstrates how the exchange of cooperation for prosecutorial leniency and amnesty belies true law enforcement. But none of these factors, according to Laufer, trumps the fact that there is no single constituency or interest group that strongly and consistently advocates the importance and priority of corporate criminal liability. In the absence of a new standard of corporate liability, the power of regulators to keep corporate abuses in check will remain insufficient. A necessary corrective to our current climate of graft and greed, Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds will be essential to policymakers and legal minds alike. “[This] timely work offers a dispassionate analysis of problems relating to corporate crime.”—Harvard Law Review

Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England

Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England
Author: Elizabeth Papp Kamali
Release: 2019-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781108498791
Language: en
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Explores the role of criminal intent in constituting felony in the first two centuries of the English criminal trial jury.

Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Guilty by Reason of Insanity
Author: Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.
Release: 2009-02-04
Editor: Ivy Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307556554
Language: en
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A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries--and the chilling encounters that led to them. From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment, and the law itself.

Responsible Brains

Responsible Brains
Author: William Hirstein,Katrina L. Sifferd,Tyler K. Fagan
Release: 2018-12-04
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780262349284
Language: en
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An examination of the relationship between the brain and culpability that offers a comprehensive neuroscientific theory of human responsibility. When we praise, blame, punish, or reward people for their actions, we are holding them responsible for what they have done. Common sense tells us that what makes human beings responsible has to do with their minds and, in particular, the relationship between their minds and their actions. Yet the empirical connection is not necessarily obvious. The “guilty mind” is a core concept of criminal law, but if a defendant on trial for murder were found to have serious brain damage, which brain parts or processes would have to be damaged for him to be considered not responsible, or less responsible, for the crime? What mental illnesses would justify legal pleas of insanity? In Responsible Brains, philosophers William Hirstein, Katrina Sifferd, and Tyler Fagan examine recent developments in neuroscience that point to neural mechanisms of responsibility. Drawing on this research, they argue that evidence from neuroscience and cognitive science can illuminate and inform the nature of responsibility and agency. They go on to offer a novel and comprehensive neuroscientific theory of human responsibility. The authors' core hypothesis is that responsibility is grounded in the brain's prefrontal executive processes, which enable us to make plans, shift attention, inhibit actions, and more. The authors develop the executive theory of responsibility and discuss its implications for criminal law. Their theory neatly bridges the folk-psychological concepts of the law and neuroscientific findings.

Unimaginable Atrocities

Unimaginable Atrocities
Author: William Schabas
Release: 2012-02-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780199653072
Language: en
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As international criminal justice has grown in prominence, so have the challenges facing it. This book discusses the unresolved questions and dilemmas confronted by international war crimes courts. These include the controversies surrounding prosecutorial policy, the tension between peace and justice, and accusations of victor's justice.

The Virtues of Vengeance

The Virtues of Vengeance
Author: Peter A. French
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 248
ISBN: UOM:39015050472524
Language: en
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"In the course of his study of vengeance as a moral concept, French exposes important distinctions between types of moral theories (karmic and non-karmic) and between people who are morally handicapped and those who are morally challenged. He examines concepts relevant to vengeance, such as honor, moral authority, and evil, and issues such as the rationality of revenge and proportionality in punishment."--BOOK JACKET.

The Fixer

The Fixer
Author: Joseph Finder
Release: 2015-06-09
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780698190849
Language: en
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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep—and the danger of their discovery. When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into—and renovate—the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home. As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It’s enough money to completely transform Rick’s life—and everything he thought he knew about his father. Yet the more of his father’s hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father—a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself for almost 20 years—will save Rick...if he can survive long enough to do it.

Mind Over Mood Second Edition

Mind Over Mood  Second Edition
Author: Dennis Greenberger,Christine A. Padesky
Release: 2015-10-15
Editor: Guilford Publications
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9781462520428
Language: en
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"This life changing book helps readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy - one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy - to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. The second edition contains numerous new features : expanded content on anxiety ; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress ; happiness rating scales ; gratitude journals ; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; new worksheets ; and much more."--Publisher.

Suspicion

Suspicion
Author: Joseph Finder
Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698158481
Language: en
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One bad choice gets a father caught up in a deadly situation in this electrifying thriller from New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder. Single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his daughter adores. Then Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter's new best friend and one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Out of the blue Galvin offers a loan to help Danny out. Desperate, he takes the money, promising to pay it back. But the moment the money is wired into his account, the DEA comes knocking. Danny’s impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money, or a treacherous assignment to help the government get close to his new best friend. As Danny begins to lie to everyone in his life, including those he loves most, he must decide once and for all who the real enemy is or risk losing everything—and everyone—that matters to him.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Release: 2012-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781416971719
Language: en
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Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles 1800 1940

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles  1800 1940
Author: David Nash,Anne-Marie Kilday
Release: 2020-11-12
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781350050969
Language: en
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Adopting a microhistory approach, Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800-1940 provides an in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern justice system. Drawing upon criminal cases and trials from England, Scotland, and Ireland, the book examines the errors, procedural systems, and the ways in which adverse influences of social and cultural forces impacted upon individual instances of justice. The book investigates several case studies of both justice and injustice which prompted the development of forensic toxicology, the implementation of state propaganda and an increased interest in press sensationalism. One such case study considers the trial of William Sheen, who was prosecuted and later acquitted of the murder of his infant child at the Old Baily in 1827, an extraordinary miscarriage of justice that prompted outrage amongst the general public. Other case studies include trials for treason, theft, obscenity and blasphemy. Nash and Kilday root each of these cases within their relevant historical, cultural, and political contexts, highlighting changing attitudes to popular culture, public criticism, protest and activism as significant factors in the transformation of the criminal trial and the British judicial system as a whole. Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources, including legal records, newspaper articles and photographs, this book provides a unique insight into the evolution of modern criminal justice in Britain.

Guilty State of Mind

Guilty State of Mind
Author: Melvin Richardson
Release: 2020-06-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9798649356848
Language: en
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Imagine being a hyperactive child whose mind travels to places where his body can't and paying more attention to those places rather than reality. Most kids experience this. I did too, but my hyperactivity followed me into adulthood-until I was forced to sit still. My name is Melvin Richardson, and I am a day dreamer. I am serving a life sentence in Pennsylvania for a conspiracy to commit a robbery that resulted in murder. I was out with some friends one night when my girlfriend arrived to find me with my ex. While my friends were making plans to rob a local drug dealer, I was arguing with my girlfriend, while trying to stop her from beating up my ex. After that, my girlfriend stormed off threatening to bleach the part of my wardrobe that I kept at her house. All I could focus on was making it to her place to save my clothes. So I caught a ride with my friends, not knowing that this decision would forever change my life.That ride home became a conspiracy to commit murder charge, and a sentence of Life without Parole a few months before my twentieth birthday. Grab your copy of this page turner today and see how easy it is for one's life to change in an instant.

Unimaginable Atrocities

Unimaginable Atrocities
Author: William Schabas
Release: 2012-02-23
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780191612220
Language: en
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As international criminal courts and tribunals have proliferated and international criminal law is increasingly seen as a key tool for bringing the world's worst perpetrators to account, the controversies surrounding the international trials of war criminals have grown. War crimes tribunals have to deal with accusations of victors' justice, bad prosecutorial policy and case management, and of jeopardizing fragile peace in post-conflict situations. In this exceptional book, one of the leading writers in the field of international criminal law explores these controversial issues in a manner that is accessible both to lawyers and to general readers. Professor William Schabas begins by considering the discipline of international criminal law, outlining the differing approaches to the description of international crimes and examining the frequent claims relating to the retroactive application of these crimes. The book then discusses the relationship between genocide and crimes against humanity, studying the fascination with what Schabas calls the 'genocide mystique'. International criminal tribunals have often been stigmatized as an exercise in victors' justice. This book traces how this critique developed and the difficulty it poses to the identification of situations for prosecution by the International Criminal Court. The claim that amnesty for international crimes is prohibited by international law is challenged, with a more nuanced approach to the relationship between justice and peace being proposed. Throughout the book there is a strong historical perspective, with constant reference to the early experiments in international justice at Nuremberg and Tokyo. The work also analyses the growing pains of the International Criminal Court as it enters its second decade.

Other Men s Minds Or Seven Thousand Choice Extracts on History Science Philosophy Religion Etc

Other Men s Minds  Or  Seven Thousand Choice Extracts on History  Science  Philosophy  Religion  Etc
Author: Edwin Davies
Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 640
ISBN: UIUC:30112039862641
Language: en
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Judgment

Judgment
Author: Joseph Finder
Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101985823
Language: en
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**The Instant NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller** New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with an explosive new thriller about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her—and her family's—downfall. It was nothing more than a one-night stand. Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him—something she’d never done before. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again. But back home in Boston, Juliana realizes that this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over--a sex-discrimination case that's received national attention. Juliana discovers that she's been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down. But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation, even the possible destruction of her career, are the least of her concerns, as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy. In the end, turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are.

Why Does He Do That

Why Does He Do That
Author: Lundy Bancroft
Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 408
ISBN: 0425191656
Language: en
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A leading authority on abusive relationships offers women detailed guidelines on how to improve and survive an abusive relationship, discussing various types of abusive men, analyzing societal myths surrounding abuse, and answers questions about the warning signs of abuse, how to identify abusive behavior, how to know if one is in danger, and more. Reprint.