Exercising Discretion

  • Filename: exercising-discretion.
  • ISBN: 9781134032068
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Loraine Gelsthorpe
  • Publisher: Routledge



The exercise of discretion in the criminal justice system and related agencies often plays a key part in decisions which are made, but definitions of discretion are not clear, and despite widespread recognition of its importance there is much controversy on its nature and legitimacy. This book seeks to explore the importance of discretion to an understanding of the nature of the 'making of justice' in theory and practice, taking as its starting point the wide discretionary powers wielded by many of the key players in the criminal justice and related systems. It focuses on the core elements and contexts of discretion, looking at the power, ability, authority and duties of individuals, officials and organisations to decide, select or interpret vague standards, requirements or statutory uncertainties.

Second Chances in the Criminal Justice System

  • Filename: second-chances-in-the-criminal-justice-system.
  • ISBN: 1590319958
  • Release Date: 2007-01-01
  • Number of pages: 88
  • Author:
  • Publisher: American Bar Association



"This compendium of the two commissions' [Justice Kennedy Commission and the Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions] work focuses not only on fairness and proportionality of punishment, but also on ways in which criminal offenders may avoid or escape the permanent legal disabilities and stigma of a criminal record"--P. 3.

German Administrative Law

  • Filename: german-administrative-law.
  • ISBN: 9783662024577
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Mahendra P. Singh
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



It is with the greatest pleasure that I add a few introductory remarks to the book of Dr. Mahendra Pal Singh on German administrative law. Between 1981 and 1982 Dr. Singh spent nearly two years in Heidelberg, doing re search partly at the South Asia Institute of the Ruprecht Karl University and partly at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. During his stay in the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Singh studied the general principles of German administrative law in a careful and admirable manner, and he has now completed the present book which is based on his studies in Heidelberg. For several reasons Dr. Singh is especially qualified to write this book: His famil iarity with the administrative law of his home country has enabled him to look upon the German law with considerable objectivity; his knowledge of the German lan guage gave him access to the vast amount of German literature and court decisions; and Dr. Singh was able to penetrate this material with a searching and scholarly spirit. The final product seems to be the first comprehensive treatise in English on German administrative law.

Managerial Discretion in Government Decision Making

  • Filename: managerial-discretion-in-government-decision-making.
  • ISBN: 0763746568
  • Release Date: 2007-01
  • Number of pages: 171
  • Author: Jacqueline Vaughn
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning



Managerial Discretion In Government Decision Making: Beyond The Street Level Provides A Comprehensive Discussion Of Managerial And Executive Discretion At All Levels Of Government. Beginning With A Discussion Of Moving Beyond Street-Level Discourse, This Book Sets The Stage For Studying Managerial Discretion. It Examines Aspects Of Expertise In Discretionary Decision Making At The Federal Level, Including Several Case Examples To Account For The Wide Usage Of Executive Orders In Managerial Positions, And Examines The Formal Roles Of Managers At State Government Levels, While Highlighting The Variations Among State Managers In Their Usage Of Discretion, With Examples Of State Managers With Too Much Discretion. Next The Book Identifies Key Aspects Of Managerial Discretion In Local Governments, Including Information On The Applicability Of Discretion In School Districts And Its Implications In Decision Making, Discusses The Myriad Ways In Which Managers In Local Jurisdictions Either Individually Or Collectively Make Decisions Within The Parameters Of State Laws, Board Regulations, And/Or Council Ordinances, And Concludes With A Discussion Of How Much Discretion Managers Should Have And Dangers Inherent In Providing Managers With Too Much Discretion, And Reinforces The Discourses On Accountability In Public Organizations.

Cases Materials and Commentary on Administrative Law

  • Filename: cases-materials-and-commentary-on-administrative-law.
  • ISBN: 0421900709
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 1125
  • Author: S. H. Bailey
  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell



* New edition of the leading casebook on administrative law * Features substantial extracts from leading cases, as well as extracts from relevant statutes, rules, government reports, White Papers, and inquiries * Incorporates developments brought about by the Human Rights Act 1998

Policing and Society A Global Approach

  • Filename: policing-and-society-a-global-approach.
  • ISBN: 9780534623432
  • Release Date: 2010-03-04
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Michael Palmiotto
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Policing and Society: A Global Approach covers a wide range of topics related to policing, with strong sociological analysis and an emphasis on global concepts and issues. This well-organized, reader-friendly book includes comprehensive coverage of important issues such as police corruption, use of excessive force, and police subculture. The book’s unique international approach includes guest-written International Perspectives and various case studies, examples, and analogies illustrating policing here and in other countries. Students are able to compare and understand policing methods, challenges, and solutions across nations and cultures and develop a broader outlook on law enforcement worldwide. Policing and Society: A Global Approach reflects the current state of policing and where the forefront of policing will be in the coming years. With this book, students not only develop an understanding of law enforcement on a local, regional, and national level, but also gain a deeper appreciation of issues on a larger scale, in the international community. The text’s combined global and sociological perspective provides students with the knowledge and competence to better understand global law enforcement issues in a post 9/11-era. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A History of Private Law in Scotland Volume 2 Obligations

  • Filename: a-history-of-private-law-in-scotland-volume-2-obligations.
  • ISBN: 0198299281
  • Release Date: 2000-12-21
  • Number of pages: 826
  • Author: Kenneth Reid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



This two-volume series offers the first detailed and systematic account of the history of private law in Scotland. Volume 2 covers topics such as insurance, negligence, liability, breach of contract, unfair contract terms, sale, and defamation.

Tradition and Change in Administrative Law

  • Filename: tradition-and-change-in-administrative-law.
  • ISBN: 9783540486893
  • Release Date: 2007-08-01
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Marina Künnecke
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Administrative legal systems are based on national constitutional legal traditions and cultural values. This book offers a historical and comparative analysis of English and German Administrative law. There is a growing need for comparative material and analysis in Administrative law - this book provides a valuable contribution to this field.

Knowledge and Discretion in Government Regulation

  • Filename: knowledge-and-discretion-in-government-regulation.
  • ISBN: UOM:39076000604608
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 283
  • Author: Ted Greenwood
  • Publisher: Praeger Pub Text



Well-documented and clearly-written, this important volume examines the interaction between scientific and engineering knowldege and the exercise of policy discretion in environmental, health, and safety regulation. The findings presented in the work derive in large part from a three-year study of two regulatory programs, the hazardous air pollutant program of the Environmental Protection Agency and the occupational health standards program of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and are based upon the activities within these programs between 1971 and 1980. The author's first-hand experience in the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President during the Carter Administration further enhances the authority and thoroughness of the volume.

The Oxford Introductions to U S Law

  • Filename: the-oxford-introductions-to-u-s-law.
  • ISBN: 9780199996391
  • Release Date: 2010-04-21
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Randy E. Barnett
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Written by a leading expert in the field, The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Contracts provides students with ready access to the basic doctrines of contract law, the story behind their evolution, and the rationales for their continued existence. An engaging book that allows students to grasp the "big picture" of contract law, it is organized around the principle that lies at the heart of contracts: consent. Beginning with the premise of "consent," the book provides a cohesive framework in which to understand the various aspects of contract law.

Disclosure Obligations in Business Relationships

  • Filename: disclosure-obligations-in-business-relationships.
  • ISBN: 186287235X
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Tina Cockburn
  • Publisher: Federation Press



Published with the Centre for Commercial and Property Law, QUT.This book focuses on the commercial advantage which information gives to business and the circumstances in which obligations to disclose may arise which erode that advantage. The term 'business' is used broadly to cover persons and corporations who undertake an occupation, profession or trade 'carried on in an organised way for the purpose of profit or gain'. The five parts of the book cover:disclosure obligations arising pursuant to imposed standards of conduct; disclosure of information to the government and its consequences; disclosure obligations of companies incorporated under the Corporations Law which arise under that law; and protecting and limiting disclosure of business information, particularly in the context of employment contracts and including the drafting of confidentiality clauses.

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