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A book titled 'The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War'

The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War: Ethics, National Security, and the Rule of Law

Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Claire Finkelstein, Derek Gillman, and Frederik Rosén

Oxford University Press

This volume seeks to deepen public understanding of the evolving nexus between cultural heritage and security in the 21st century. Drawing on a variety of disciplines and perspectives, the chapters in this volume examine a complex set of relationships between the deliberate destruction and misuse of cultural heritage in times of conflict, on the one hand, and basic societal values, legal principles, and national security, on the other.

The conflict over cultural heritage has increasingly become a standard part of war. Today, systematic exploitation, manipulation, attacks, and destruction of cultural heritage by state and non-state actors form part of most violent conflicts across the world.

The book includes contributions from a wide range of experts who discuss some of the most fundamental questions and tensions inherent in the foundations of democracy.

A book titled 'Research Handbook on Corporate Purpose and Personhood'

Research Handbook on Corporate Purpose and Personhood

Professor of Law Elizabeth Pollman and Robert B. Thompson Co-Editors

Edward Elgar Publishing

This insightful Research Handbook contributes to the theoretical and practical understanding of corporate purpose and personhood, which has become the central debate of corporate law. The book addresses the role of corporations in society and the nature of their rights and responsibilities.

Featuring contributions from leading scholars, the Research Handbook invites readers to reconsider corporate purpose and personhood by offering a perceptive route to better understand changes that are already apparent in the modern corporation across the world. It provides examples of how a 21st century lens for viewing corporate purpose and personhood will leave us with a different picture and a new understanding of these topics, as well as future directions in corporate social responsibility. Two members of the Law School faculty contribute chapters to the book: Lisa Fairfax, Presidential Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics, and Jill E. Fisch, Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics.

The Research Handbook will be a vital resource for students and academics in the areas of corporate and constitutional law, as well as for researchers with an interest in management, business, and social responsibility.

A book titled 'Torn Apart'

Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families — and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World

Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology Dorothy Roberts

Basic Books

Dorothy Roberts, an award-winning scholar, exposes the foundational racism of the child welfare system and calls for radical change. Roberts reveals that the child welfare system is not designed to protect children from abuse but rather to punish Black families, writing that the system is better understood as a “family policing system” that collaborates with law enforcement and prisons to oppress Black communities. She writes that child protection investigations ensnare a majority of Black children, putting their families under intense state surveillance and regulation, and that these children are disproportionately torn from their families and placed in foster care, driving many to juvenile detention and imprisonment. The only way to stop the destruction caused by family policing, Torn Apart argues, is to dismantle the destructive child welfare system and replace it with an approach that truly supports families and cares for children.
A book titled 'American Criminal Law in People, Principles, and Evidence'

American Criminal Law: Its People, Principles, And Evolution

Colin S. Diver Professor of Law Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson


This book is designed for both the general reader and university students, including non-law students. It offers an engaging approach to criminal law that aims to foster understanding of the principles and competing interests that underlie American criminal law.

A full range of criminal law topics are covered — general ­principles of liability, general defenses, and specific offenses — with a special focus on those that illustrate the law’s and society’s shift in values. The readings for each topic include a summary of the governing law and its development, a review of the current state of the law in different U.S. jurisdictions, and an examination of the law in action using a pair of cases, one historic and one modern. The case studies involve famous events — such as the shootout at the OK Corral, Lincoln’s assassination, the Hatfield-McCoy feud, Vanderbilt’s market manipulation — and famous people — such as the Marquis de Sade, Oscar Wilde, Billy the Kid, Aaron Burr, Lewis Carroll, Mafia boss Joe Bananas, and entertainers Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ike and Tina Turner, and pornographer Larry Flynt.

By embedding legal material in interesting storytelling, this book provides a unique approach to understanding American criminal law, its underlying principles, and the change in criminal law as society has changed.