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NCJ Number: 159062 Find in a Library
Title: Great Trials in American History: Civil War to the Present
Author(s): L Arbetman; R L Roe
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 228
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Publication Number: ISBN 0-314-80461-7
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Students and teachers who use this textbook should develop a greater appreciation of significant criminal trials in U.S. history and a greater awareness of positive aspects of the law.
Abstract: The textbook emphasizes the impact of law on history, the role of individual values in history, and the significance of courts in protecting constitutional rights and civil liberties. The authors cover issues of equality, justice, and federalism and ways of improving the criminal justice system. Fifteen trials are detailed: Major General Lambdin Milligan (1866), Cadet Johnson Whittaker (1880), John Scopes (1923), General Billy Mitchell (1925), Scottsboro Nine (1933), Fred Korematsu (1944), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1951), Linda Brown (1954), Dollree Mapp (1961), Clarence Earl Gideon (1963), Danny Escobedo and Ernesto Miranda (1964 and 1966), Gerald Gault (1967), Chicago Eight (1968), Lieutenant William Calley (1970), and Allan Bakke (1978). Photographs
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Course materials; Criminal proceedings; History of criminal justice
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