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            The Law Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Law Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Discover the big ideas behind more than 90 of history's most important legal rulings and milestone laws - from the earliest civilizations to the 21st century. From the philosophical, religious, and moral codes of the world's earliest societies, such as the Law Code of Hammurabi a...nd the Ten Commandments, through groundbreaking legislation such as The Book of Punishments, Magna Carta and the Slavery Abolition Act, The Law Book offers an engaging and accessible overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century with copyright in the digital age, gay marriage, and the right to be forgotten . With entries on the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights, and the establishment of international legal bodies like INTERPOL and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explores and explains the stories behind each milestone development. Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, and bold graphics, The Law Book makes each entry accessible and easy to understand. Packed with inspirational quotations, eye-catching infographics, and mind maps , it offers essential reading for anyone with a professional or personal interest in law, the legal system, or history and social change.
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            ISBN 9780241410196
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President
             

            The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President (Hardback)

            By Wine-Banks, Jill

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            Obstruction of justice, lies from the White House, sexism at work, shocking revelations: Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her trial by fire as a Watergate prosecutor.

            ISBN 9781250244321
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2020
            Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies

            Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barrister, The Secret

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            The Secret Barrister returns to debunk the biggest legal lies of our time. Taking you from your own home to the halls of Westminster, this is the truth about justice in an age of fake law.

            ISBN 9781529009958
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            From Crime to Crime: Harold Shipman to Operation Midland - 17 cases that shocked the world

            From Crime to Crime: Harold Shipman to Operation Midland - 17 cases that shocked the world (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

            Read by Henriques, Richard

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            Renowned High Court judge, Sir Richard Henriques, recreates his most famous cases with a lot of behind the scenes stories) and includes his trenchant views on the state of the British judicial system; how it works - or doesn't - and the current threats to the rule of law that aff...ect us all.
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            ISBN 9781529333480
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
             

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James a.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Prosecutor

            The Prosecutor (Hardback)

            By Afzal, Nazir

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            Meet the true face of British justice.

            ISBN 9781529105018
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Promise of Law: Essays marking the retirement of Dame Sian Elias as Chief Justice of New Zealand
             

            The Promise of Law: Essays marking the retirement of Dame Sian Elias as Chief Justice of New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Mount, S.; Harris, M.

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            "Transcribed papers of the speakers from the Chief Justice Retirement Conference"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781988546070
            Published NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher LexisNexis New Zealand Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law
             

            A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Kerry

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            The World Health Organisation estimates that `road traffic deaths' currently run in the order of 1.35 million per year. The first study of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world, this book explores how the parliament, the criminal law and the courts responded to deaths occasio...ned by the use of motor vehicles over more than 70 years, including the extent to which the community and judiciary have been prepared to label driving conduct culpable. It pays special attention to the construction, employ and sentencing of alternative driving-causing-death offences as against vehicular manslaughter, alongside shifting social attitudes about what constitutes culpable fault behind the wheel. Drawing on hundreds of cases, the book traces the development of the case law while observing key emerging themes, including approaches to multiple fatalities, outcomes in cases involving vulnerable road users, the difficulties associated with prosecuting drinking drivers, and, most importantly, trends in charging standards and sentencing. It seeks to explore why and how deaths on the road have been treated as a species apart.
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            ISBN 9781760800024
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher UWA Publishing
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            A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case
              

            A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Cre che Case (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hood, Lynley

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            Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allega...tions made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Creche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and repeatedly upheld, raises major issues for our justice system and the way we see ourselves. Peter Ellis served seven years of a 10-year jail sentence for abusing seven children at the Christchurch Civic Creche. He has always maintained his innocence, and has gained widespread support for what many see as a miscarriage of justice. This paperback edition comes at a time when Peter Ellis and the Christchurch Civic Creche case have returned to public attention. In July 2019, a terminally ill Ellis was granted a final appeal to the Supreme Court, scheduled for November 2019.
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            ISBN 9781988531854
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            When Should Law Forgive?
             

            When Should Law Forgive? (Hardback)

            By Minow, Martha

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            What can forgiveness achieve in this age of resentment?

            ISBN 9780393081763
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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