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By Donald A. Dripps

ISBN-10: 0275977307

ISBN-13: 9780275977306

This remarkably unique and important paintings argues that the issues are rooted in a disjunction among triumphing values and the existing doctrinal regime in constitutional legislations. Dripps asserts that the Fourteenth Amendment's extra basic criteria of due procedure and equivalent safety surround the values that should govern the legal process.

Why does the yankee legal justice process punish too many blameless humans, failing to punish such a lot of accountable events and implementing a disproportionate burden on blacks? This remarkably unique and important paintings argues that the issues are rooted in a disjunction among triumphing values and the existing doctrinal regime in constitutional legislation. Dripps asserts that the Fourteenth Amendment's extra basic criteria of due approach and equivalent safety surround the values that should govern the legal process.

Criminal approach must be approximately retaining the blameless, punishing the in charge, and doing equivalent justice. smooth felony doctrine, in spite of the fact that, hinders those objectives by means of focusing on the explicit procedural safeguards inside the invoice of Rights. Dripps argues renewed specialize in the Fourteenth modification will be extra constant than present legislation with either our values and with the valid resources of Constitutional legislations, and should advertise the instrumental values the legal strategy should serve. criminal and constitutional students will locate his account of our legal system's disarray compelling, and his argument as to the way it will be reconstructed vital and provoking.

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