Meet our Authors: Ron D. Petitte – August 2017

Ron D. Petitte serves as Dean of the Honors Institute at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, USA, which includes the Center for Leadership & Justice and the Center for Undergraduate Research. Ron is also a tenured, full professor of Politics and Government, at Bryan College. A retired U.S. Army Colonel and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), he served as a technical advisor for 20th Century Fox on the Academy Award-winning film, Patton.

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Book Announcement: Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription

Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp225, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription, edited by Franca Orletti and Laura Mariottini.

This edited collection brings together, for the first time, contributions from different context-language situations on forensic communication, combining theoretical and methodological studies with professional and technical capabilities. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality

Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp225, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Illicit Sex within the Justice System: Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality by Carmen M. Cusack.

This monograph explains the deviance of illicit sexual immorality in the justice system. It includes extensive research of federal, state, and local scandals occurring in Washington DC, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and other locations in the USA, to demonstrate the impacts of decaying morals on contemporary society and constitutional law. It explains that sexually immoral oligarchies may dilute or forfeit their authority and ability to chide and fastidiously control sexual choices and activities. The text brings to light sexual abuse and indiscretions by justice system members and compares their misconduct to American prison culture to prove systemic breakdown, dissipation of authority, and dwindling power to enforce morality laws. Continue reading

Book Announcement: When Courts Do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa

When Courts Do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp380, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of When Courts Do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa, by J. Oloka-Onyango.

Using the phenomenon of public interest litigation (PIL) as the primary focus of analysis, this book explores the manner in which the judicial branch of government in the three East African states of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda has engaged with questions traditionally off-limits to adjudication and court-based resolution. It is rooted in an incisive investigation of the history of politics and governance in the sub-region, accompanied by an extensive repertoire of judicial decisions. It also provides a critical and informative account of the manner in which courts of law have engaged with State power in a bid to alternatively deliver or subvert justice to the socially marginalized and the politically victimized. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Hate Crime in Turkey: Implications of Collective Action, Media Representations and Policy Making

Hate Crime in Turkey: Implications of Collective Action, Media Representations and Policy Making now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp260, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Hate Crime in Turkey: Implications of Collective Action, Media Representations and Policy Making by Deniz Ünan Göktan.

This book examines how hate crime, as a contemporary legal concept, is introduced and represented in Turkish public discourse. The study addresses questions of how effective the hate crime debate in Turkey has been in identifying bias-motivated violent incidents and how social institutions perceive hate crimes and influence the related debates instigated by social movement actors.
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Book Announcement: Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century?

Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp135, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Europe’s Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century?, edited by Giray Sadık.

Hybrid threats posed by various combinations of state and non-state actors have presented considerable transnational challenges to EU-members and NATO-allies. This ongoing rise of hybrid threats, ranging from political instability in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to the resulting mass refugee influx and terrorism in the European neighborhood, stress the need to timely discuss important questions about hybrid threats and the venues for effective Euro-Atlantic cooperation, including post-Brexit policy implications. This edited volume presents comprehensive analyses from various experts on these interrelated issues, and, thus, represents an essential source for scholars and practitioners of European politics and international relations with an interest in contemporary transnational security issues. In addition, this book will be useful as up-to-date coursework material for courses on European security and foreign policy, international security and strategic studies, unconventional warfare, and transatlantic relations. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Admiralty Sessions, 1536-1834: Maritime Crime and the Silver Oar

The Admiralty Sessions, 1536-1834: Maritime Crime and the Silver Oar now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp291, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Admiralty Sessions, 1536-1834: Maritime Crime and the Silver Oar by Gregory Durston.

The growth in England and Britain’s merchant marine from the medieval period onwards meant that an increasing number of criminal offences were committed on or against the country’s vessels while they were at sea. Between 1536 and 1834, such crimes were determined at the Admiralty Sessions if brought to trial. This was a special part of the wider Admiralty Court, which, unlike the other forums in that tribunal, used English common law procedure rather than Roman civil law to try its cases. To a modest extent, this produced a ‘hybrid’ court, dominated by the common law but influenced by aspects of Europe’s other major legal tradition. The Admiralty Sessions also had their own (highly singular) regime for executing convicts, used the Marshalsea prison to hold their suspects and displayed the Admiralty Court’s ceremonial silver oar at their hearings and hangings.
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