Guilty Minds

Guilty Minds
Author: Joseph Finder
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 0698409752
ISBN 13: 9780698409750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guilty Minds Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers an exhilarating and timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful among us can be brought down by a carefully crafted lie and how the secrets we keep can never truly stay buried. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed, his career destroyed, by a powerful gossip website that specializes in dirt on celebs and politicians. Their top reporter has written an exposé claiming that he had liaisons with an escort, a young woman prepared to tell the world her salacious tale. But the chief justice is not without allies and his greatest supporter is determined to stop the story in its tracks. Nick Heller is a private spy—an intelligence operative based in Boston, hired by lawyers, politicians, and even foreign governments. A high-powered investigator with a penchant for doing things his own way, he’s called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate, potentially explosive situation. Nick has just forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes a dangerous turn, and Nick resolves to find the mastermind behind the conspiracy before anyone else falls victim to the maelstrom of political scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one long-buried secret.

Guilty Minds

Guilty Minds
Author: Joseph Finder
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0525954627
ISBN 13: 9780525954620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guilty Minds Book Review:

Summoned to investigate potentially explosive charges of corruption levied by a gossip website against the chief justice of the Supreme Court, private intelligence operative Nick Heller is given forty-eight hours to prove that the story is baseless.

Guilty Minds

Guilty Minds
Author: Joseph Finder
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN 10: 1784978523
ISBN 13: 9781784978525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guilty Minds Book Review:

Private spy Nick Heller is the best lie detector you'll ever meet. Tough, smart and stubborn, Nick Heller prides himself on uncovering the truth. But now he has just forty-eight hours to solve the murder of an innocent woman. Forty-eight hours to force the power-brokers of Washington to give up their secrets... The truth, when it comes, will shock them all. Recent reviews for Joseph Finder: 'Stunning ... I can't remember when I last read a book so gripping and so satisfying' PETER JAMES. 'Smart, swift and well-informed' SCOTT TUROW. 'Terrific' IAN RANKIN. 'A writer at the top of his game' MARK BILLINGHAM. 'Fantastic ... Kept me absolutely on the edge of my seat' MARTINA COLE. 'Timely, twisty and impossible to put down' KARIN SLAUGHTER. 'A masterclass in ratcheting up the tension ... A classy, sophisticated thriller' J.P. DELANEY.

Guilty Minds

Guilty Minds
Author: Joseph Finder
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 0698409752
ISBN 13: 9780698409750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guilty Minds Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers an exhilarating and timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful among us can be brought down by a carefully crafted lie and how the secrets we keep can never truly stay buried. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed, his career destroyed, by a powerful gossip website that specializes in dirt on celebs and politicians. Their top reporter has written an exposé claiming that he had liaisons with an escort, a young woman prepared to tell the world her salacious tale. But the chief justice is not without allies and his greatest supporter is determined to stop the story in its tracks. Nick Heller is a private spy—an intelligence operative based in Boston, hired by lawyers, politicians, and even foreign governments. A high-powered investigator with a penchant for doing things his own way, he’s called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate, potentially explosive situation. Nick has just forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. But when the call girl is found murdered, the case takes a dangerous turn, and Nick resolves to find the mastermind behind the conspiracy before anyone else falls victim to the maelstrom of political scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one long-buried secret.

Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds

Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds
Author: William S. Laufer
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-10-31
ISBN 10: 0226470423
ISBN 13: 9780226470429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds Book Review:

We live in an era defined by corporate greed and malfeasance—one in which unprecedented accounting frauds and failures of compliance run rampant. In order to calm investor fears, revive perceptions of legitimacy in markets, and demonstrate the resolve of state and federal regulators, a host of reforms, high-profile investigations, and symbolic prosecutions have been conducted in response. But are they enough? In this timely work, William S. Laufer argues that even with recent legal reforms, corporate criminal law continues to be ineffective. As evidence, Laufer considers the failure of courts and legislatures to fashion liability rules that fairly attribute blame for organizations. He analyzes the games that corporations play to deflect criminal responsibility. And he also demonstrates how the exchange of cooperation for prosecutorial leniency and amnesty belies true law enforcement. But none of these factors, according to Laufer, trumps the fact that there is no single constituency or interest group that strongly and consistently advocates the importance and priority of corporate criminal liability. In the absence of a new standard of corporate liability, the power of regulators to keep corporate abuses in check will remain insufficient. A necessary corrective to our current climate of graft and greed, Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds will be essential to policymakers and legal minds alike. “[This] timely work offers a dispassionate analysis of problems relating to corporate crime.”—Harvard Law Review

Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds

Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds
Author: Stephen P. Garvey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-05-25
ISBN 10: 0190924349
ISBN 13: 9780190924348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds Book Review:

When someone commits a crime, what are the limits on a state's authority to define them as worthy of blame, and thus liable to punishment? This book answers that question, building on two ideas familiar to criminal lawyers: actus reus and mens rea, usually translated as "guilty act" and "guilty mind." In Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds, Stephen P. Garvey proposes an understanding of actus reus and mens rea as limits on the authority of a state, and in particular the authority of a democratic state, to ascribe guilt to those accused of crime. Garvey argues that actus reus and mens rea are necessary conditions for legitimate state punishment. Drawing on the work of political philosophers, moral philosophers, and criminal law theorists, Garvey provides clear explanations of how these concepts apply to a wide variety of cases. The book charges readers to consider practical examples and ask: whatever you believe regarding the justice of the rules, did the state act within the scope of its legitimate authority when it enacted those rules into law? Based on extensive research, this book presents a new theory in which the concepts of actus reus and mens rea mark the limits of state power rather than simply describe the elements of a crime. Making the compelling distinction between legitimacy and justice, Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds provides an important perspective on the limits of state authority.

Bad Acts and Guilty Minds

Bad Acts and Guilty Minds
Author: Leo Katz
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2012-12-15
ISBN 10: 022602797X
ISBN 13: 9780226027975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Bad Acts and Guilty Minds Book Review:

With wit and intelligence, Leo Katz seeks to understand the basic rules and concepts underlying the moral, linguistic, and psychological puzzles that plague the criminal law. "Bad Acts and Guilty Minds . . . revives the mind, it challenges superficial analyses, it reminds us that underlying the vast body of statutory and case law, there is a rationale founded in basic notions of fairness and reason. . . . It will help lawyers to better serve their clients and the society that permits attorneys to hang out their shingles."—Edward N. Costikyan, New York Times Book Review

Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Guilty by Reason of Insanity
Author: Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Ivy Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-02-04
ISBN 10: 0307556557
ISBN 13: 9780307556554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guilty by Reason of Insanity Book Review:

A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries--and the chilling encounters that led to them. From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment, and the law itself. From the Paperback edition.

Many Thoughts of Many Minds

Many Thoughts of Many Minds
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 682
Release: 1863
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000104174549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Great Thoughts from Master Minds

Great Thoughts from Master Minds
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1885
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000080776317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs

Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs
Author: David McFarland
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 0199219303
ISBN 13: 9780199219308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs Book Review:

Do animals have thoughts and feelings? Could robots have minds like our own? Can we ever know, or will the answer be forever out of our reach? David McFarland explores the answers to these questions, drawing not only on the philosophy of mind, but also on developments in artificial intelligence, robots, and the science of animal behaviour.

Unimaginable Atrocities

Unimaginable Atrocities
Author: William Schabas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN 10: 0199653070
ISBN 13: 9780199653072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Unimaginable Atrocities Book Review:

As international criminal justice has grown in prominence, so have the challenges facing it. This book discusses the unresolved questions and dilemmas confronted by international war crimes courts. These include the controversies surrounding prosecutorial policy, the tension between peace and justice, and accusations of victor's justice.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1416971718
ISBN 13: 9781416971719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Proven Guilty

Proven Guilty
Author: Jim Butcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2007-02-06
ISBN 10: 1101128615
ISBN 13: 9781101128619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Proven Guilty Book Review:

Wizard for hire Harry Dresden has to track down the things that go bump in the night in this novel in Jim Butcher's #1 New York Times bestselling series. There’s no love lost between Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, and the White Council of Wizards, who find him brash and undisciplined. But war with the vampires has thinned their ranks, so the Council has drafted Harry as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City. As Harry adjusts to his new role, another problem arrives in the form of the tattooed and pierced daughter of an old friend—all grown up and already in trouble. Her boyfriend is the only suspect in what looks like a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in Chicago, but it’s all in a day’s work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob...

The Fixer

The Fixer
Author: Joseph Finder
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN 10: 069819084X
ISBN 13: 9780698190849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fixer Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep—and the danger of their discovery. When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into—and renovate—the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home. As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It’s enough money to completely transform Rick’s life—and everything he thought he knew about his father. Yet the more of his father’s hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father—a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself for almost 20 years—will save Rick...if he can survive long enough to do it. From the Hardcover edition.

The Test of Guilt

The Test of Guilt
Author: Joseph Strutt
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1808
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HT11V6
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Why Does He Do That?

Why Does He Do That?
Author: Lundy Bancroft
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780425191651
ISBN 13: 0425191656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Why Does He Do That? Book Review:

A leading authority on abusive relationships offers women detailed guidelines on how to improve and survive an abusive relationship, discussing various types of abusive men, analyzing societal myths surrounding abuse, and answers questions about the warning signs of abuse, how to identify abusive behavior, how to know if one is in danger, and more. Reprint.

The Coddling of the American Mind

The Coddling of the American Mind
Author: Greg Lukianoff,Jonathan Haidt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0735224900
ISBN 13: 9780735224902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Coddling of the American Mind Book Review:

Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.

Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs

Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs
Author: David McFarland
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 0191578746
ISBN 13: 9780191578748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs Book Review:

When we interact with animals, we intuitively read thoughts and feelings into their expressions and actions - it is easy to suppose that they have minds like ours. And as technology grows more sophisticated, we might soon find ourselves interpreting the behaviour of robots too in human terms. It is natural for us to humanize other beings in this way, but is it philosophically or scientifically justifiable? How different might the minds of animals or machines be to ours? As David McFarland asks here, could robots ever feel guilty, and is it correct to suppose your dog can truly be happy? Can we ever know what non-human minds might be like, or will the answer be forever out of our reach? These are central and important questions in the philosophy of mind, and this book is an accessible exploration of the differing philosophical positions that can be taken on the issue. McFarland looks not only at philosophy, but also examines new evidence from the science of animal behaviour plus the latest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence, to show how many different - and sometimes surprising - conclusions we can draw about the nature of 'alien minds'.

Responsible Brains

Responsible Brains
Author: William Hirstein,Katrina L. Sifferd,Tyler K. Fagan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 0262349280
ISBN 13: 9780262349284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Responsible Brains Book Review:

An examination of the relationship between the brain and culpability that offers a comprehensive neuroscientific theory of human responsibility. When we praise, blame, punish, or reward people for their actions, we are holding them responsible for what they have done. Common sense tells us that what makes human beings responsible has to do with their minds and, in particular, the relationship between their minds and their actions. Yet the empirical connection is not necessarily obvious. The “guilty mind” is a core concept of criminal law, but if a defendant on trial for murder were found to have serious brain damage, which brain parts or processes would have to be damaged for him to be considered not responsible, or less responsible, for the crime? What mental illnesses would justify legal pleas of insanity? In Responsible Brains, philosophers William Hirstein, Katrina Sifferd, and Tyler Fagan examine recent developments in neuroscience that point to neural mechanisms of responsibility. Drawing on this research, they argue that evidence from neuroscience and cognitive science can illuminate and inform the nature of responsibility and agency. They go on to offer a novel and comprehensive neuroscientific theory of human responsibility. The authors' core hypothesis is that responsibility is grounded in the brain's prefrontal executive processes, which enable us to make plans, shift attention, inhibit actions, and more. The authors develop the executive theory of responsibility and discuss its implications for criminal law. Their theory neatly bridges the folk-psychological concepts of the law and neuroscientific findings.