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NCJ Number: 156183 Find in a Library
Title: Reconstructing Justice: An Agenda for Trial Reform
Author(s): F Strier
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 314
Sponsoring Agency: Quorum Books
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89930-568-7
Sale Source: Quorum Books
Division of Greenwood Press, Inc
P.O. Box 5007
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Trial reform is discussed.
Abstract: This book contains a discussion of the major concepts and issues involved in the American trial system including the traditional justifications for the adversary system, the criticisms of the American trial including the questionable viability of the lay jury in many kinds of cases, and the role of the attorney in the courtroom search for truth and justice. The author explores domestic and foreign alternatives to adversarial trial court dispute resolution. He concludes by offering a comprehensive detailed blueprint for reform to meet what he has determined to be the inevitable needs of the trial system in years to come. Notes, bibliography, index
Main Term(s): Court reform
Index Term(s): Court research; Dispute resolution; Trial procedures
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