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The Law

The Law

Buckner F. Melton, Jr.

Narrated by Chuck Burke

Approximately 4.5 hours

Unabridged


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Book published by Chelsea House


To determine the appropriate punishment for a crime, a society creates rules, or laws, to ensure that the perpetrators are disciplined and the order of society is upheld. This new title is an explanation of the principles of criminal law and how they have been applied in the United States. First, the book defines the law; discusses how and why laws are made and enacted; looks at local, state, and federal laws and how they interact; and then discusses crime as a political issue. Case studies highlight how laws have developed to respond to emerging types of crime and other issues, such as the differences in how the law is applied to juveniles and adults.

Chapters include: The Nature of Criminal Law; The History of Criminal Law; The Process of Legislation; The Elements of Criminal Law.

Buckner F. Melton, Jr. holds a doctorate in history from Duke University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He specializes in areas of national security history, including impeachment, treason, and constitutional war powers. His book The First Impeachment: The Constitution's Framers and the Case of Senator William Blount received national attention during the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton. During the impeachment Melton served as an advisor to several members of Congress and as a commentator for National Public Radio, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and MSNBC, and he continues to provide commentary in the print and electronic media on constitutional issues of national security. He is also the author of Aaron Burr: Conspiracy to Treason andA Hanging Offense: The Strange Affair of the Warship Somers. He currently serves as Distinguished Writer-in-Residence and University Press Fellow at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.





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