By James L. Nolan
A big range of problem-solving courts were built within the usa during the last twenty years and at the moment are being followed in international locations all over the world. those leading edge courts--including drug courts, group courts, family violence courts, and psychological healthiness courts--do now not easily adjudicate offenders. relatively, they try to clear up the issues underlying such legal behaviors as petty robbery, prostitution, and drug offenses. Legal Accents, felony Borrowing is a research of the overseas problem-solving courtroom move and the 1st comparative research of the improvement of those courts within the usa and the opposite nations the place the stream is so much complicated: England, Scotland, eire, Canada, and Australia. taking a look at some of the ways that problem-solving courts were taken up in those nations, James Nolan reveals that whereas importers usually see themselves as adapting the yank courts to fit neighborhood stipulations, they could truly be taking in additional points of yank legislations and tradition than they observe or wish. within the international locations that undertake them, problem-solving courts may perhaps actually essentially problem conventional rules approximately justice. in accordance with ethnographic study in all six nations, the publication examines those situations of criminal borrowing for what they display approximately felony and cultural adjustments, the inextricable tie among legislations and tradition, the methods of globalization, the original yet contested international function of the USA, and the altering face of legislation and justice round the world.
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Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing: The International Problem-Solving Court Movement by James L. Nolan