Law

The Law of Interrogations and Confessions: A Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Students of Law and Justice (W. B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Fradella, Henry F.

Credentials: 

Henry F. Fradella is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, where he also holds affiliate appointments as a professor of law and as a faculty member in the interdisciplinary program on law and behavioral science. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University; a master’s in forensic science and a law degree from George Washington University; and Ph.D. in justice studies from Arizona State University. He researches substantive and procedural criminal law, the dynamics of legal decision-making, and the consequences of changes in legal processes. As part of interdisciplinary teams, his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice. He is the author or co-author of 15 books including Sex and Privacy in American Law (Academica); LGBTQ+ Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Routledge); Punishing Poverty: How Bail and Pretrial Detention Fuel Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System (University of California Press, named a “Best Book” of 2019 by the Vera Institute of Justice); Stop and Frisk: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Police Tactic (New York University Press, winner of the 2019 American Society of Criminology Division of Policing’s Outstanding Book Award); Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice (Routledge); Mental Illness and Crime (Sage); Defenses of Excuse in American Law (Academica); a criminal law casebook (Oxford), and four textbooks (Oxford and Cengage). His more than 125 articles, book chapters, reviews, and scholarly commentaries have appeared in outlets such as the American Journal of Criminal Law; Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice; Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law; The Conversation; The Crime Report; Criminal Law Bulletin; Criminal Justice Policy Review; Criminology and Public Policy; Critical Criminology; Federal Courts Law Review; Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice; Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice; Journal of Homosexuality; Journal of Law and Sexuality; Law and Psychology Review; New Criminal Law Review; Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law; Police Quarterly; Policing: An International Journal; Western Criminology Review; Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice; and law reviews affiliated with Arizona State University; Benjamin Cardozo Law School; Chapman University; the City University of New York; Lewis & Clark University; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Pepperdine University; Rutgers University; Seattle University; the University of Florida; and Willamette University. Dr. Fradella previously edited Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Criminal Law Bulletin since 2019.

The Law of Interrogations and Confessions traces the evolution of the primary approaches that U.S. courts have taken to regulating the interrogation of suspects by law enforcement officers. It examines the due process approach to the voluntariness of statements; the short-lived “focus of the investigation” test of Escobedo v. Illinois; the landmark Fifth Amendment approach announced in Miranda v. Arizona; and the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel approach to regulating the “deliberate elicitation” of incriminating statements. Henry F.

Market: 
Law, Social Science, Political Science, American Law, American Studies, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Studies, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Miranda Rights, Suspects Rights, Law Enforcement, Police Studies
Release Date: 
March 15, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680533439 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Recollections of Sir James Bacon: Judge and Vice Chancellor, 1798-1895

Author: 

de Marcellus, Juliette, Editor

Credentials: 

Juliette de Marcellus, author and journalist, is a great-great-granddaughter of Sir James Bacon. She has produced this book from his unpublished memoirs. In addition to a lifetime career as journalist and critic, Miss de Marcellus, has edited and overseen the publication of two celebrated anthropological studies, The Atlas of Man and The Atlas of Language, by her father, Count Henri de Marcellus. She is also the author of two satirical works, a novel, The Princess, or the I Love Paris Ball and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Carnegie Hall.

Sir James Bacon’s Recollections paint a portrait of many of the leading characters of the time, cases he judged, and historic events as they took place. Written with warmth and humour, and carefully preserved by his descendants, they throw an intimate, revealing light on the period in which he lived. They have the immediacy of true experience.
– Lord Crathorne, KCVO, KStJ, FRSA, FRS, Co-Chair of the All-Party

Market: 
History, Political Science, Law, European History, Britain, British History, England, English Legal History, Nineteenth Century Britain, Common Law
Release Date: 
November 29, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535327 Hardcover
Price: 
$40
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Imperfect Union: How Errors of Omission Threaten Constitutional Democracy

Author: 

Goldstone, Lawrence

Credentials: 

“Imperfect Union is a timely, important, necessary book that should be read by anyone concerned about the present state of American politics. Written in clear and lucid prose, it deserves the attention of, and discussion by, the widest possible audience.”
- Sanford V. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr.
Centennial Chair and Professor of Government, University of Texas, Austin
School of Law

 “A superb job. Powerfully written and totally accessible, Imperfect Union gives unique insight into how today’s Constitutional crisis stems from the Framers’ unwillingness to confront issues that they knew to be threats to democratic ideals.”
- Judith Miller, Journalist, Adjunct Fellow of the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor, City Journal

Lawrence Goldstone is the author or co-author of two dozen books of both fiction and non-fiction, six with his wife Nancy. He has written extensively on Constitutional law and equal rights. His On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravishing of African American Voting Rights won the highly prestigious Lillian Smith Book Award. Other books include Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903; Dark Bargain: Slavery Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution; and The Activist: John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the Myth of Judicial Review. He currently writes a weekly opinion column for The Fulcrum. Goldstone’s fiction has also been highly praised. His first novel, Rights, won a New American Writing Award, and his third, Anatomy of Deception, was a New York Times notable mystery. Goldstone has been widely interviewed on both radio and television, with appearances on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, To the Best of Our Knowledge, and The Faith Middleton Show; The Takeaway (PRI); Make It Plain with Mark Thompson (SiriusXM); Tavis Smiley (PBS); and CSPAN’s BookTV. Goldstone’s work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Toronto Star, Salon, Slate, and numerous regional newspapers. His articles, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared in, among other periodicals, The Atlantic, New Republic, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Hartford Courant, and Berkshire Eagle. Goldstone holds a Ph.D. in constitutional history from the New School.

In this new and original study of the origins of the United States Constitution, award winning scholar Lawrence Goldstone demonstrates that what was left out of the document by the Framers is of equal importance to what was included. Because of the deep divisions present in the United States at the beginning of the Republic, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 were unwilling, and often unable, to forge a plan for government that would be both comprehensive and sufficiently acceptable to competing interests to achieve ratification.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Law, American Government, American History, Constitutional Studies, U.S. Constitution
Release Date: 
February 24, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680538434 Hardcover
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
298
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Sex and Privacy in American Law (W. B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Fradella, Henry F.

Credentials: 

Henry F. Fradella is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, where he also holds affiliate appointments in law and in the interdisciplinary studies program on law and behavioral science. He received a B.A. in psychology from Clark University; a master’s in forensic science and a law degree from George Washington University; and his Ph.D. in justice studies from Arizona State University. He researches substantive and procedural criminal law, the dynamics of legal decision-making, and the consequences of changes in legal processes. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice. He is the author or co-author of 12 books including Punishing Poverty: How Bail and Pretrial Detention Fuel Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System; Stop and Frisk: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Police Tactic; Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice; Mental Illness and Crime; Defenses of Excuse in American Law; a criminal law casebook; and four textbooks. He had written nearly 120 articles, book chapters, reviews, and scholarly commentaries. Dr. Fradella previously edited Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Criminal Law Bulletin since 2019.

Sex and Privacy in American Law presents empirical analyses of civil and criminal state court decisions applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Lawrence v. Texas. After tracing key historical and legal developments leading up to the Lawrence decision’s decriminalization of sodomy on substantive due process grounds in 2003, the study employs both quantitative and qualitative content analyses of 307 cases citing Lawrence over the two decades since it was decided.

Market: 
Law, Social Science, Political Science, Sexuality Studies, American Law, American Studies, LGBTQ Studies
Release Date: 
June 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680538335 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Privacy Pirates

Author: 

Gruis, Leslie N.

Credentials: 

Leslie Gruis served at the National Security Agency for 30 years. Originally recruited as a mathematician with a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Dr. Gruis was talent-spotted for her people and policy-setting skills and rapidly became a rising star. She ascended through the ranks, became the head of an organization that funded start-ups for classified applications, and then entered the high-level policy arena just as the intelligence community began to face unprecedented privacy challenges. These included the role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in targeting Americans and major changes to the intelligence community forced by the privacy revelations of whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Dr. Gruis’s long-standing interests in the rights of Americans and the American dream coalesced in a deep interest in privacy as a concept. She influenced intelligence community policy on privacy for the rights of Americans and wrote a number of classified policy documents on that subject. Upon retirement, Dr. Gruis began a second career writing about the privacy rights of the American public. She focused on what Americans are entitled to know and what can be done to protect them from exploitation by giant commercial organizations. Dr. Gruis is the author of Privacy: Past, Present, and Future. She also writes for traditional and online media, appears on radio and television, and gives frequent public appearances. Dr. Gruis lives in Maryland with her family.

In The Privacy Pirates, former National Security Agency intelligence officer Dr. Leslie Gruis explains the origins of American privacy and its deep connection to freedom and the American dream. She discusses some of the controversial issues, covering everything from attempts to protect privacy rights—many unsuccessful—to abuses of privacy by large companies and accusations of privacy invasion by the government.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, Law, American Studies, Ethics, Security Studies, Cyber Security, Privacy, Privacy Studies, Computer Science, Intelligence, National Security, Information Technology, Constitutional Law, U.S. Constitution
Release Date: 
March 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680538250 Hardcover
Price: 
$24.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
100
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Freedom’s Anchor: An Introduction to Natural Law Jurisprudence in American Constitutional History

Author: 

Napolitano, Judge Andrew P.

Credentials: 

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. He sat on the bench from 1987 to 1995 and presided over more than 150 jury trials and thousands of motions, sentencings, and hearings. Judge Napolitano taught constitutional law and jurisprudence at Delaware Law School for one and a half years, at Seton Hall Law School for 11 years, and at Brooklyn Law School for four years. He was often chosen by the students as their most outstanding professor. As Fox News’s Senior Judicial Analyst from 1997 to 2021, Judge Napolitano gave 14,500 broadcasts nationwide on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. He is nationally known for watching and reporting on the government as it takes liberty and property. His newspaper column is seen by millions every week. The Judge is an internationally-recognized expert on the U.S. Constitution and a champion of personal freedom. Freedom’s Anchor is his tenth book.

“There is no one more qualified than Judge Andrew Napolitano to serve as our guide through American legal and political history.”
- Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas)

“Judge Napolitano, as always, brings the Constitution and our individual personal liberties alive – thereby strengthening the active American identities of this and future generations.”
- Nat Hentoff, Historian and Journalist

“If I believed in reincarnation, I would think that Judge Andrew P. Napolitano was one of the great lawyers of the American Revolution come back to inspire us. The Judge is a marvel, and so is his book. If you care about your freedom, read it; buy a stack of copies, and spread the word.”
- Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Founder and Chair, Ludwig von Mises Institute

In Freedom’s Anchor, famed legal commentator Judge Andrew P. Napolitano makes the case for using natural law principles to restrain government. Going back to Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas, Judge Napolitano identifies the origins of Natural Law Theory and explains its growth and development in English and American law.

Market: 
Law, Political Science, History, American Government, American History, Constitutional Studies, U.S. Constitution, Natural Law
Release Date: 
February 24, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537079 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
498
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Democracy and Human Rights in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic

Author: 

Ehwarieme, William & Nathaniel Umukoro, Editors

Credentials: 

Editors: Dr. William Ehwarieme is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Ajayi Crowther University, in Nigeria. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Nigeria, Nsuka, in 1982 and 1988. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Ibadan in 2000. His research interests are in civil-military relations, ethnic politics, Niger Delta studies, governance, and comparative politics.

Dr. Nathaniel Umukoro is Professor of International Affairs, Peace Studies, and Conflict Transformation in the Department of Political Science at Western Delta University, Nigeria, where he is also Director of the Institute of Delta and Development Studies. He was a 2022 Humboldt fellow at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Point Alpha Research Institute, also in Germany. He completed his Ph.D. in peace and conflict studies at the University of Ibadan as a fellow of the Next Generation Social Sciences in the Africa Unit of the Social Science Research Council, New York.

One of the challenges Nigeria has faced since independence in 1960 has been its human rights record. Under military rule, the problem was attributed to the undemocratic nature of military regimes. When the military handed over power to civilians after an election in 1999, it was expected that democratic governance would lead to improved respect for human rights. But human rights violations persisted.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Social Science, Law, Human Rights, Africa, African Studies, Nigeria, Democracy, Post-Colonial Studies
Release Date: 
June 12, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680534641 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
225
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Wild, Wild East: Adventures in Business from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

Author: 

Meurer, Thomas E.

Credentials: 

Thomas E. Meurer is a retired business executive whose good fortune has allowed for careers and experiences in nearly all of his areas of interest: competitive sports, the military, teaching, politics, diplomacy, agriculture, venture capital, natural history, science, oil, gas, and dozens of practical jokes. Over the last 55 years, He has done business in 47 countries, several of which no longer exist.

The Wild, Wild East recounts the adventures of late-onset Texan and international businessman Tom Meurer over a span of 55 years, from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. As a freshly commissioned Air Force lieutenant, Tom experienced a build-up to war. But it was only after billionaire H. Ross Perot wooed him into the seemingly starchy world of software engineering that Meurer traveled to wartime Vietnam and Laos, searching for evidence of 1,600 missing U.S. prisoners of war.

Market: 
History, Political Science, International Relations, Business, Law, American Studies, International Law, International Business, Energy Studies, Commerce, Social Science
Release Date: 
December 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537048 Hardcover
Price: 
$45
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Politics, Law, and Disorder in the Garden of Eden: The Quest for Identity

Author: 

Haug, N. A.

Credentials: 

Nils A. Haug is a trial lawyer by profession and member of the International Bar Association, the National Association of Scholars, and a faculty member of Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Retired from law to focus on writing and teaching, his particular field of interest is the intersection of Western culture with political theory, philosophy, theology, English literature, ethics, and law. Dr. Haug holds various degrees including an M.A.(cum laude) in Biblical Studies and Ph.D. in Theology (Apologetics).

This is the first major work to present a political, legal, theological, philosophical, and missiological view - validated by ancient Jewish Rabbinical hermeneutical strategies - of the current maelstrom affecting Western society. The author employs a conservative Judeo-Christian and political standpoint in evaluating the challenge to accepted values, morals, and precepts underpinning Western civilization.

Market: 
Literature, Classics, Education, Social Science, Philosophy, Law, Political Science, Religion, Western Literature, European Literature, Medieval Literature, Cultural Studies, Identity Studies, Women's Studies, Missiology
Release Date: 
March 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537178 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
498
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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International Injustice: Humanitarian Intervention and the Abuse of War Crimes Trials

Author: 

Szamuely, Szamuely, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

George Szamuely, Ph.D., is senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London and author of Bombs for Peace: NATO’s Humanitarian War on Yugoslavia (2014). He has taught at universities in New York, Budapest, and Belgrade and worked at the Times Literary Supplement and National Law Journal and contributed to many publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, New York Press, The American Scholar, The National Interest, Orbis, and Counterpunch.

International Injustice: Humanitarian Intervention and the Abuse of War Crimes Trials is a critical examination of Western military humanitarian interventions, with a particular focus on subsequent Western-organized war crimes trials that serve as post-facto justifications for the resort to force. International Injustice analyzes the NATO-led humanitarian intervention in Yugoslavia during the 1990s, an intervention that to this day continues to be cited as a successful exemplar of how to use force to achieve humanitarian outcomes.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Law, International Law, Criminal Justice, Yugoslavia, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
January 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537703
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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