In The Name Of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine The Classic Article, The Aims Of The Criminal Law by Timothy LynchIn The Name Of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine The Classic Article, The Aims Of The Criminal Law by Timothy Lynch

In The Name Of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine The Classic Article, The Aims Of The Criminal Law

EditorTimothy Lynch

Hardcover | March 16, 2009

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Is the American criminal justice system dysfunctional? Our criminal codes are so voluminous that they bewilder not only the average citizen, but also the average lawyer. Our courthouses are so busy that they no longer have time for trials. And the American prison population now leads that of the world. Are these trends desirable, satisfactory, or disturbing? In order to answer that question, one must first be clear about the fundamental purpose of the criminal law. Fifty years ago, the distinguished Harvard law professor Henry M. Hart Jr. wrote his classic article entitled The Aims of the Criminal Law. In this volume, America's leading judges and scholars reexamine Professor Hart's thesis and the first principles of American criminal law.
Title:In The Name Of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine The Classic Article, The Aims Of The Criminal LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.48 × 6.32 × 0.91 inPublished:March 16, 2009Publisher:Cato InstituteLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193399522X

ISBN - 13:9781933995229

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In this book, a group of perceptive judges, professors, and one full-time defense attorney critically examine Hart's ideas in light of current legal developments. That is what ties this excellent collection of essay's together. But each contributor writes about whatever aspects of our criminal justice currently interest him. That is all to the good...this is a thought-provoking collection of essays dealing with a variety of current issues in criminal justice. I highly recommend it.