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Judicial ReputationA Comparative Theory

Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory

Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290591
eISBN:
9780226290621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290621.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Judges, as Alexander Hamilton famously noted, lack the purse or the sword, and so must rely on their reputation to secure compliance with their decisions. This book uses the economics of information ... More

Justice for Girls?Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and Canada

Justice for Girls?: Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and Canada

Jane B. Sprott and Anthony N. Doob

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226770048
eISBN:
9780226770062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226770062.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

For over a century, as women have fought for and won greater freedoms, concern over an epidemic of female criminality, especially among young women, has followed. Fear of this crime wave — despite a ... More

Justice in the BalkansProsecuting War Crimes in the Hague Tribunal

Justice in the Balkans: Prosecuting War Crimes in the Hague Tribunal

John Hagan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226312286
eISBN:
9780226312309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226312309.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Called a fig leaf for inaction by many at its inception, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has surprised its critics by growing from an unfunded U.N. Security Council ... More

The Language of StatutesLaws and Their Interpretation

The Language of Statutes: Laws and Their Interpretation

Lawrence M. Solan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767963
eISBN:
9780226767987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767987.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Pulling the rug out from debates about interpretation, this book joins together learning from law, linguistics, and cognitive science to illuminate the fundamental issues and problems in this highly ... More

Language of the GunYouth, Crime, and Public Policy

Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy

Bernard E. Harcourt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316086
eISBN:
9780226316079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316079.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Legal and public policies concerning youth gun violence tend to rely heavily on crime reports, survey data, and statistical methods. Rarely is attention given to the young voices belonging to those ... More

Law and CapitalismWhat Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World

Curtis J. Milhaupt and Katharina Pistor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226525273
eISBN:
9780226525297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525297.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Recent high-profile corporate scandals—such as those involving Enron in the United States, Yukos in Russia, and Livedoor in Japan—demonstrate challenges to legal regulation of business practices in ... More

Law and EmploymentLessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

Law and Employment: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

James J. Heckman and Carmen Pages (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226322827
eISBN:
9780226322858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322858.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book analyzes the effects of regulation and deregulation on Latin American labor markets and presents empirically grounded studies of the costs of regulation. Numerous labor regulations that ... More

Law in Everyday JapanSex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes

Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes

Mark D. West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226894027
eISBN:
9780226894096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226894096.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives. High-stakes cases are even less commonplace. Why is it, then, that scholarship about the Japanese legal system has focused almost exclusively on epic ... More

Law in the LaboratoryA Guide to the Ethics of Federally Funded Science Research

Law in the Laboratory: A Guide to the Ethics of Federally Funded Science Research

Robert P. Charrow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101644
eISBN:
9780226101668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101668.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation together fund more than $40 billon of research annually in the United States and around the globe. These large public ... More

The Lawyer's MythReviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

The Lawyer's Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession

Walter Bennett

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042558
eISBN:
9780226042565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042565.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, ... More

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