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Modern Military Justice, Cases and Materials / Edition 2

Modern Military Justice, Cases and Materials / Edition 2

by Gregory E. Maggs, Lisa M. SchenckGregory E. Maggs
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This textbook comprehensively covers the modern military justice system under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The materials included come from every service within the Armed Forces, and show how the military justice system addresses all criminal offenses, ranging from minor infractions to serious offenses such as the misconduct of soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison. The text covers the jurisdiction of courts-martial; sources of military law; military offenses and defenses; pre-trial, trial, and appellate procedures; the role of judge advocates; non-judicial punishment and other alternatives to courts-martial; special forums such as boards of inquiry and military commissions for trying enemy belligerents; the relationship of courts-martial to state and federal courts; and much more. All chapters include policy questions about currently controversial issues. The text is appropriate for all students, whether or not they have had prior military experience.

The Second Edition includes five new cases and addresses new legislation concerning special victims counsel; preliminary hearings; the role of commanders in referring and reviewing charges; mandatory minimum sentences for conviction of certain sex offenses; the offense of sodomy; and the good soldier defense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634598279
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Series: American Casebook Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 724
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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