By Barry R. Schaller
Throughout historical past, works of literature have helped to form public dialogue of social, criminal, and political concerns. during this e-book, Barry R. Schaller attracts on examples from American literature in featuring an research of the criminal elements of numerous significant difficulties dealing with our society. After deciding on the major felony relationships in society, the e-book specializes in difficulties of violence, lack of authority, reduced religion within the American dream of growth, and the demanding situations posed via monstrous social and technological swap. the writer bargains a collection of criteria to function a consultant to potent judicial determination making and to aid the general public in comparing the stability of these decisions.
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FCC,37 and Shaw v. 38 Discrimination cases brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, especially Jones v. Alfred H. C. Sec. 1982 to prohibit ‘‘all racial discrimination, private as well as public, in the sale or rental of property,’’40 involve democratic individualism, as well. THE LITERARY FOCUS The complex pattern of thought concerning the relationship between the individual and society is illustrated in important American literary texts. In analyzing the texts, the discussion generally focuses on several issues.
A classic example of the defensive self exists in cases involving the batteredwoman’s syndrome. In State v. Kelly,25 the defendant, Gladys Kelly, stabbed her husband to death with a pair of scissors. According to Ms. Kelly, he had assaulted her that afternoon and she stabbed him in self-defense, fearing that he would kill her if she did not take action. The court discussed at length the various phases of the battering cycle and the immense difficulty of some women in extricating themselves from battering relationships.
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A Vision of American Law: Judging Law, Literature, and the Stories We Tell by Barry R. Schaller