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Topic: Law and order (politics)

 John Quiggin: Race, law and order
An important part of the success of this political combination is that it's objectively true that, for the crimes that most perturb people such as burglaries and muggings, large proportions of offenders are young, unemployed drug users.
Given the complexities of asylum law, this term would be more clearly justified in the case of, say, British tourists who overstay their visas, but such people are not ‘Them’.
But it does mean dumping the baggage of the past, including the romantic pro-criminal line that was part of 60s radicalism and the reflexive (and scientifically unsupported) opposition to lengthy terms of imprisonment that characterises a large proportion of academic criminologists and legal scholars.
www.johnquiggin.com /archives/001137.html   (959 words)

 Law and order (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Supporters of "law and order" argue that effective deterrence combined with incarceration is the most effective means of crime prevention.
Opponents of law and order argue that a system of harsh criminal punishment is ultimately ineffective because it does not address underlying or systemic causes of crime.
Candidates may exaggerate or even manufacture a problem with law and order, or characterise their opponents as "weak" on the issue, in order to generate public support (see negative campaigning).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Law_and_order_(politics)   (592 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | Full text: Howard on law and order
There are many factors which have contributed to the breakdown of law and order in Britain today.
Restoring law and order to Britain will be a priority for the Conservatives.
This change to our family law will mean that fathers are much more likely to remain involved in their children's lives even when families split up.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/3551318.stm   (3396 words)

 The Law of Politics: The Conference
Political scientists have developed behavioral models of judicial decision-making that correlate legal outcomes to such factors as ideology and political preferences.
Judicial activism, in the sense of interpreting the Constitution to impose meaningful constraints on legislative action, appears to be a staple of the modern Supreme Court.
Beyond any specific constitutional decisions, the idea of the rule of law in its particular American manifestation has made possible such institutional innovations as the Independent Counsel, which while it was in effect frequently had impacts on political careers and agendas.
www.law.duke.edu /publiclaw/conference/fall2001/conf.html   (813 words)

 Order: West's Encyclopedia of American Law
The decision of a court or judge is made in the form of an order.
A court may issue an order after a motion of a party requesting the order, or the court itself may issue an order on its own discretion.
For example, courts routinely issue scheduling orders, which set the timetable and procedure for managing a civil lawsuit.
law.enotes.com /wests-law-encyclopedia/order   (191 words)

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This is not only important for crime control politics generally, it is essential for community strategies in particular because the dominant discourses and even much academic research emphasizes a technocratic ‘what works’ approach which implies political neutrality and objective analysis.
Indeed, a common theme of the chapters in this volume is the tension between the national priorities on law and order, situational crime prevention and uniform policymaking, and the nature of local crime problems, socio-economic contexts, and interests of local community residents.
This is an extremely important political context for policy development and implementation in general but one that appears to have particularly important consequences for crime control because of the great temptation for tough law and order politics at regional, national and supranational levels and more complex, contingent strategies at local levels.
www.bsos.umd.edu /gvpt/lpbr/subpages/reviews/hughes-gordon.htm   (1585 words)

 Extreme Politics in Israel by Ehud Sprinzak
In a democratic regime, extreme politics is that political activity which involves the direct action of extreme groups, and has to do with protests, demonstrations and systematic infringements of the prevailing law and order.
Extreme politics does not concentrate therefore around the parliament and the cabinet, is not aimed at election day and does not follow the accepted rules of the game played by the big parties, major interest groups and central economic blocs.
This new split was to have a decisive influence on the political map of Israel, though it took the better part of the last ten years to crystallize.
members.tripod.com /alabasters_archive/extreme_politics.html   (6149 words)

 Law & Order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Law and Order jumped the shark the first time their promo's used the line "Ripped From the Headlines".
Law and Order is still one of the best shows on TV and hasn't really jumped the shark, although they have tested the approach to the ramp a few times.
Law and Order remains one of the better shows on television (thanks to the continued efforts of Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterston), but to see television at it's finest, watch seasons 1-8 on AandE (pre-Angie years).
www.jumptheshark.com /l/lawandorder.htm   (20135 words)

 Swans Commentary: Law And Order, by Philip Greenspan - pgreen40
Accordingly, the laws that they create must appear to be neutral in effect but are skewed to satisfy their interests.
Law and order should not be confused with justice.
The corporate swindlers and their elite confederates in crime who pilfered fortunes from stockholders, employees and creditors are still enjoying the fruits of their schemes; yet petty criminals whose offenses were sometimes the result of their desperate situations and amounted to small potatoes may be confined to a life in prison.
www.swans.com /library/art10/pgreen40.html   (1183 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | The end of one law for all?
This is because under English law people may devise their own way to settle a dispute before an agreed third party.
Crucially, the legislation does not insist that settlements must be based on English law; all that matters is the outcome is reasonable and both parties agree to the process.
Law in Action is on Radio 4, Tuesdays at 1600 GMT, or any time at the Law in Action website.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/6190080.stm   (1248 words)

 Law & Order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Consequently, if the law is corrupted, there is the need for a higher moral institution to maintain law and order.
Theodore Roosevelt, the novel is inseparable from contemporary Republican politics and ideology.
And it is a justification for his own political aspirations that centred in the expansion of the American territory.
angam.ang.univie.ac.at /western2000/pres/wister/law_order.htm   (1147 words)

 CNN.com - 'Law & Order' a dangerous addiction - Apr 22, 2004
Then, when they announced that they were making a third "Law and Order" show, I became curious.
"Law and Order" is everywhere, and I can't fight it anymore.
Well done, Dick Wolf -- the man behind all the "Law and Order" shows that are all over the place -- you've made me a prisoner of television.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/22/law.order/index.html   (529 words)

 TCS Daily - Law and Order
The judge places the order, and the jury receives the dishes, but it was not necessarily designed to be a coherent meal.
First, his proposal assumes that the law itself is clear and correct, and that what I have been calling "gut feel" only introduces noise into the system.
Bumble put it, "The law is an ass." In our case, a professional jury, taking a logical, by-the-book interpretation of the law, probably would have convicted the defendant of murder.
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=041406C   (6612 words)

 Nuclear Beef: Law, Order, Reefer and.. Partisan Politics?
Law and Order meets stoner culture in the halls of power.
The Video Beef is a clip from NBC's long-running crime drama Law And Order, now in its fifteenth season.
I was all ready to finally give up Law and Order, I wasn't sure they could pull it off without Lenny.
www.nuclearbeef.com /2004/11/law_order_reefer_and_partisan.html   (347 words)

 CNN.com - DeLay angered by 'Law & Order' mention - May 27, 2005
Up until today, it was my impression that all of our viewers understood that these shows are works of fiction as is stated in each episode.
Kevin Reilly, president of NBC Entertainment, which broadcasts "Law and Order," said the line in question "involved an exasperated detective bedeviled by a lack of clues, making a sarcastic comment about the futility of looking for a suspect when no specific description existed."
On Thursday, a Texas judge found that the treasurer of a political committee founded by DeLay violated state campaign laws, although DeLay was not accused of wrongdoing in the ruling.
www.cnn.com /2005/POLITICS/05/27/delay.law.order   (635 words)

 Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics is an outgrowth of the Law Task Force of the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning (FEM).
The Law Task Force transformed itself into the independent Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics in the summer of 2001, when some 30 “Spiritual/Political” legal activists gathered for the first of two annual retreats to synthesize the work of previous years in the creation of a new organization.
Indeed it is the blend of spiritual and political activism, and the cross-fertilization of the encounter between these two historically separated universes, that distinguishes our group from virtually all other spiritual or political movements within law.
www.spiritlawpolitics.org /history.html   (738 words)

 From The Law and Politics Book Review
In other words, I am someone (as a viewer and a teacher) who is extremely appreciative of the efforts that executives, writers, actors, and producers and directors have made to put lawyers, judges, plaintiffs and defendants, and police officers on television.
"Law and Order"), and some have been based on many of the pressing legal, political and social issues of the day, such as abortion, the death penalty, and sexual orientation (e.g.
Indeed, the purpose for showing "Law and Order" and "The Practice" episodes in my courses is because I believe that they are useful learning tools for students.
www.unt.edu /lpbr/subpages/reviews/jarvisjo.html   (1586 words)

 The Scotsman - Politics - Blair on defensive over law and order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
TONY Blair yesterday struggled to regain the law and order initiative after he made a surprise promise to control violent street crime within five months and said he is now holding crime meetings in the room for national emergencies.
In what looked like a calculated move to regain the law and order agenda, Mr Blair told parliament that violent crime on England’s streets would be brought "under control" by September.
The pledge came during an exchange with Iain Duncan Smith during which the opposition leader repeatedly attacked Labour’s failings on law and order, claiming muggings in London were running at 192 a day.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /politics.cfm?id=441312002   (861 words)

 Sound Politics: Law and Order, Seattle-style
Law enforcement is a matter of setting priorities and managing the most serious risks to public safety.
And Seattle's top priority is to maintain law and order in its trash cans.
fred, on Law and Order they said it was their trash when it was placed on City property for pickup.
www.soundpolitics.com /archives/005512.html   (3778 words)

 azcentral.com | special report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A clerk for an Appeals Court judge claimed that the judge went on a contemptuous tirade about Mormons in her presence, and that her dream job turned into a nightmare when the justice found out she was Mormon, too.
Thousands more vehicles a year could be impounded across the state under a two-month-old law that has law enforcement officers and tow truck drivers scrambling to keep up with the pace and surprised drivers struggling to get their cars back.
At least 20 Arizona law enforcement agencies are relying on a voice-measuring lie detector for criminal investigations even though experts say the device does not stand up to scientific scrutiny and may prompt innocent suspects to make false confessions.
www.azcentral.com /specials/laworder   (3401 words)

 The PM's vision for law and order is fair but flawed | Politics | The Observer
Generally, the cap fits: anti-terror laws that sidestep habeas corpus, ID cards that mine private data for unspecified Whitehall use, restriction of jury trial in the name of cost efficiency.
While it is disingenuous for a Prime Minister to imply he is not part of the establishment, it is his democratic responsibility to consider measures that address the concerns of voters who feel alienated from the system.
Mr Blair's thesis is that the principle of equality before the law has been undermined, not by government authoritarianism, but because victims of crime feel unfairly treated by courts and police.
observer.guardian.co.uk /politics/story/0,,1805567,00.html   (716 words)

 Law and Order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Law and order (politics), a term common in political debate and discussion, generally indicating support of a strict criminal justice system
Law and Order Offensive Party, a minor German political party
Law and Order franchise, a number of related NBC television shows created by Dick Wolf
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Law_and_Order   (180 words)

 Law, Politics and Popular Culture Page
Popular themes and crimes in the political/legal film are corruption, assassination, conspiracy, flmail and murder, particularly when election to or continuance in political office is at stake.
Loretta Young as a young Swedish woman who runs for political office against the man she loves.
This HBO movie targets the political corruption and coverups accompanying the development of a widely-touted and wildly expensive new military vehicle.
faculty.law.lsu.edu /ccorcos/lawhum/lawpoliticspopculture.htm   (443 words)

 Practical Politics and the Law Series
The inaugural speaker, Paul Hackett, is a Cincinnati-area lawyer and Iraq war veteran who won the Democratic nomination to run for Congress in a primarily Republican Ohio district.
Hackett stressed the importance for candidates to understand voters in their communities—he had grown up in his district—and made a direct plea to the students in his audience to get involved in politics.
With the emergence of technology that allows users to filter the information they receive to comport with their own world view, Andrew said that politics will follow suit; both political parties and commercial advertisers will increasingly use “the buildable, suggestive search function” to tailor messages to individual voters.
www.law.duke.edu /features/2005/practical.html   (502 words)

 Early Modern Resources » Law & Order
PoliticsLaw & Order • France • E-prints
Law & Order • Crime • Justice • Punishment • Bibliographies
Law and Society course Syllabus and reading list for a taught course at Durham university (CW Brooks)
www.earlymodernweb.org.uk /emr/index.php/category/themes/law-order   (922 words)

 Anthony Rainone's Criminal Thoughts: Law & Order & Politics
Sam Waterston plays Executive ADA Jack McCoy on NBC's Law and Order, with particular effectiveness.
You must be a registered voter to select this historic "Unity Ticket" for the 2008 election.
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
anthonyrainone.blogspot.com /2006/12/law-order-politics.html   (84 words)

 Labour pushes law and order agenda | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
Labour will this week ram home the law and order message at the heart of its local election campaign, despite a warning from the government's chief youth justice adviser that children are being demonised because of hysteria over teenage crime.
The party believes that its "Respect agenda" is crucial in persuading disenchanted supporters to vote, proving that it cares about disadvantaged communities who suffer more from crime.
But yesterday Professor Rod Morgan, chief adviser on youth crime, suggested that labelling children with "the mark of Cain" could be counterproductive and that overloading the system with low-level cases would make it harder to manage higher risk cases properly.
politics.guardian.co.uk /labour/story/0,,1759941,00.html?=rss   (517 words)

 LAPD: Law And Disorder
It is time for a moral and political assessment of this quagmire in our cities.
This is not the time for business-as-usual Democratic politics, which, because of a fear of being painted as the party of Willie Horton, has promoted more police and prisons for a decade.
We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
www.commondreams.org /views/032400-102.htm   (1385 words)

 Texas Review of Law & Politics Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Texas Review of Law and Politics is proud to present Volume 10:1-2 (2005-2006) and pre-order availability for the upcoming V.11:1-2 (2006-2007).
The Review, published at the University of Texas School of Law, is the nation's premier conservative law journal.
Its mission is to be the prime forum for the discussion and debate of provocative legal issues such as criminal justice, federalism, affirmative action, constitutional history, and religious liberties.
www.utexas.edu /law/publications/issn/trlp/trlp_info.html   (347 words)

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