By Austin Sarat

Merciful Judgments and modern Society: felony difficulties, felony chances explores the stress among law's want for and dependence on merciful judgments and suspicions that frequently accompany them. instead of focusing totally on definitional questions or the longstanding debate in regards to the ethical worthy and significance of mercy, this ebook makes a speciality of mercy as part of, and challenge for, legislation. This booklet is a fabricated from the collage of Alabama college of legislation symposia sequence on 'Law, wisdom and Imagination'. It explores the methods legislations is understood and imagined in a various array of disciplines, together with political technological know-how, heritage, cultural reports, philosophy and technology. moreover, books produced throughout the Alabama symposia discover quite a few conjunctions of legislation, wisdom and mind's eye as they play out in debates approximately conception and coverage and call venerable questions in addition to modern issues.

Show description

Read Online or Download Merciful Judgments and Contemporary Society PDF

Similar perspectives on law books

Judiciaries within Europe: A Comparative Review (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law)

An in-depth examine, initially released in 2006, of the careers and roles of judges in France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and England, this publication relies on unique language fabrics and investigations of judges and judicial associations in every one nation. at the foundation of those distinct case stories, the ebook indicates elements that form the nature of the judiciary in several nations, targeting concerns resembling women's careers and the connection among judicial careers and politics.

The Spatial, the Legal and the Pragmatics of World-Making: Nomospheric Investigations (Glasshouse Books)

Serious criminal geography is practised by means of progressively more students in a number of disciplines, however it has now not had the good thing about an overarching theoretical framework that may conquer its presently relatively advert hoc personality. The Spatial, the criminal and the Pragmatics of World-Making treatments this case.

Law as Institutional Normative Order (Edinburgh/Glasgow Law and Society Series)

MacCormick's `Institutions of legislation' is the end result of a lifetime's paintings in felony idea through one of many world's most precious criminal theorists. that includes a powerful selection of contributions from famous felony theorists from around the globe, all of whom are accustomed to MacCormick’s paintings, this assortment offers a innovative account of the book’s importance.

The Carrier's Liability for Deck Cargo: A Comparative Study on English and Nordic Law with General Remarks for Future Legislation (Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs)

This publication offers with the carrier’s legal responsibility for deck shipment within the Nordic international locations and England as nation events of the Hague-Visby ideas. The comparative procedure serves to demonstrate largely differing equipment of facing, first, the exclusion of convinced deck shipment from the scope of the Hague-Visby principles and, moment, the place now not excluded, the principles failure to incorporate a unique deck shipment legal responsibility regime.

Additional info for Merciful Judgments and Contemporary Society

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 19 votes