Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: Michael James Pfeifer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252029178

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Investigates the pervasive and persistent commitment to "rough justice" that characterized rural and working class areas of most of the United States in the late nineteenth century. This work examines the influence of race, gender, and class on understandings of criminal justice and shows how they varied across regions.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: Maurice Ward

Publisher: Maverick House

ISBN: 9781908518033

Category: True Crime

Page: 231

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Completed hours before Maurice Ward’s shocking murder, this remarkable book is the first autobiography of an Irish criminal. Recording his incarceration in Upton Industrial School, Ward recalls how the violence he suffered at the hands of the religious altered his personality and turned him to crime. Refreshingly honest, Ward writes about his involvement in bank robberies, fraud and drug trafficking before proverbially turning his back on crime to campaign for the victims of childsexual abuse. At the height of his campaign, he was tragically murdered in front of his family, hours after his finished dictating his story to Ireland’s leading crime journalist, John Mooney. Told in the first person, Ward’s voice echoes from beyond the grave

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: Roger Williams

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 9781909976184

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 158

Rough Justice recounts the experiences of victims of police and criminal justice failings through the stories of some who fought back, often with amazing commitment and courage. Their feelings encompass frustration, confusion, helplessness and anger. Their encounters affected their trust, certainty and confidence in British justice, sometimes for a lifetime. "An extraordinary book to remind us all that our 'social contract' comes with some frightening downsides" Professor David Wilson (From the Foreword). In 2006 Prime Minister David Cameron declared the police the 'last great unreformed public service' but Governments have dodged fundamental change. Police still investigate and often 'clear' themselves, and avoid prosecution more than Joe Public. A minority practice deception and dubious tactics to obscure what is happening. At a time when the Home Office is reviewing police integrity and discipline, the book also looks at the manipulation of crime statistics, argues that the Independent Police Complaints Commission is unfit for purpose and points to unfairness underpinning a crisis of legitimacy. As former Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer commented, 'Britain's criminal justice system fails the vulnerable'. It lets down law-abiding people too (including MPs) through free-style policing and a 'because we can' approach. It could it happen to you. Will anything ever change? When will politicians face up to the need for action? Roger Williams wrote Rough Justice as an ordinary citizen caught-up in a highly professional and impenetrable criminal process. He then discovered others with the same sense of inadequacy when faced with the might of the state. He hopes their stories and his suggestions might make a difference.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: Sarah Castille

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466860407

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille comes Rough Justice, a scorching new series featuring red-hot, hard-riding bikers and the women who can't help but love them... IT TAKES A GOOD, STRONG WOMAN Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough, beautiful Arianne Wilder has always dreamed of a normal life. But no sooner does she escape her father's domineering grasp than she wakes up to find herself in a rival gang's clubhouse—at the mercy of the dangerously sexy Jagger Knight. TO TAME A MAN WHO'S HELL ON WHEELS. The alpha leader of the notorious Sinner's Tribe, Jagger Knight is all muscle, all biker, and all man. But somewhere inside this hard, tattooed outlaw, Arianne senses a kindred spirit—and she can't ignore their tempestuous attraction. Can she beat him at his own game in a revved-up blaze of glory? Or will their passion spark a war that's the end of the road for them both?

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: Trevor Gale

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820468029

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 573

Even in an age of economic prosperity, there are young people who live on the edge of western societies and who are held accountable for their every indiscretion, sometimes even for those of others. This book employs a sociological imagination to make connections between the public issues and private troubles of youth living on the street. The narrative is pedagogical in intent, seeking to make sense of seemingly antisocial behavior, understood in the context of broader social, political, and economic concerns. In particular, it speaks to the «helping» professions of education, law, social work, nursing, psychology, and medicine.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: David Bosco

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199844142

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Ten years ago, in the wake of massive crimes in central Africa and the Balkans, the first permanent international criminal court was established in The Hague despite resistance from some of the world's most powerful states. In the past decade, the court has grown from a few staff in an empty building to a bustling institution with more than a thousand lawyers, investigators, and administrators from around the world. Despite its growth and the backing of more than 120 nations, the ICC is still struggling to assert itself in often turbulent political crises. The ICC is generally autonomous in its ability to select cases and investigate crimes, but it is ultimately dependent on sovereign states, and particularly on the world's leading powers. These states can provide the diplomatic, economic, and military clout the court often needs to get cooperation-and to arrest suspects. But states don't expend precious political capital lightly, and the court has often struggled to get the help it needs. When their interests are most affected, moreover, powerful states usually want the court to keep its distance. Directly and indirectly, they make their preferences known in The Hague. Rough Justice grapples with the court's basic dilemma: designed to be apolitical, it requires the support of politicians who pursue national interests and answer to domestic audiences. Through a sharp analysis of the dynamics at work behind the scenes, Bosco assesses the ways in which powerful states have shaped the court's effort to transform the vision of international justice into reality. This will be the definitive account of the Court and its uneven progress toward advancing accountability around the world.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848946781

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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The seventh book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. Villains across London are being beaten, crippled and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan 'Spider' Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd has always known that there are grey areas in the fight against crime. And that sometimes justice gets lost in the process. He has never been comfortable investigating cops, but working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency means that he has no choice. He has to go undercover with an elite group of officers who are at the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the toughest streets in the Capital. But Shepherd has hard decisions of his own to make when his family is in the firing line.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: David Heilbroner

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: UOM:49015000921156

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 286

View: 614

Chronicles a young lawyer's three-year stint as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan D.A.'s office, providing a devastating portrait of the chaos of a big-city criminal justice system that sometimes ignores justice to prevent total anarchy

Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice

Author: American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. Meeting

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814794661

Category: Law

Page: 382

View: 732

"This volume ... arose out of the papers and commentaries presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal and Political Philosophy in conjunction with the American Political Science Association meetings in Washington, D.C., in September 2005"--Preface.