Leslie C. Levin and Lynn Mather, Lawyers in Practice, The University of Chicago Press. 2012. $39. The reality of the legal profession and the ethical dilemmas that lawyers face daily are confronted in a collection of essays. This book explores ethical decision making through empirical research and also includes resolutions to certain situations. Tackling everything from problems of professionalism to conflicts of interest, this book gives an insider's view of practicing law.
Charles j. Olgetree |r. and Austin Sarat, Life without Parole: America's New Death Penalty? New York University Press. 2012. $26. The big question raised by this book: Is life without parole the right compromise to execution? Several scholars argue that life without parole is the "new death penalty," and explore the impact it has on prisoners and the administration of criminal justice. Both timely and eye opening, this collection also looks for ways to reform sentencing policy and the prison system.
Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum, The Death Penalty: Debating the Moral, Legal and Political Issues. …