The U.S. Justice System [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)Steven Harmon Wilson (editor)
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A comprehensive, three-volume set that provides detailed background essays, short topical entries, and primary document excerpts to explain the organization, history, and functioning of the U.S. justice system.
* More than 50 contributing scholars provide a variety of expertise from the fields of law, history, and politics
* A separate volume of primary source documents
* A comprehensive bibliography as well as suggested readings for each essay and article
* A glossary of hundreds of key terms like "contract," "injunction," and "precedent"
Number of pages: 1276
Weight: 3175 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 94 mm
"This set provides a solid overview of the subject and contributors do an excellent job explaining legal jargon throughout. The combination of essays, encyclopedic entries, primary source documents, and a good index and glossary makes the resource navigable and useful for students and reference librarians. Recommended for public and high school libraries." - Booklist
"Each entry is signed by the contributor and includes a 'Further Reading' section. Volume 3 contains important primary documents showing the history and function of law enforcement, including the US Supreme Court and other federal courts, along with state and local considerations. . . . Summing Up: Recommended" - Choice