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Criminal Cases

in Specializing the Courts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226039541
eISBN:
9780226039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039565.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the specialization in criminal law in the states, highlighting the courts that hear specific subsets of criminal cases. Separating criminal and civil cases allows judges who ... More


Juries and Health Courts

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines empirical evidence on jury behavior. It finds that “runaway juries” perhaps appear in a few highly publicized cases and more generally make good fiction, but do not apply to the ... More


Providing Cheaper Paths to Court

Steven P. Croley

in Civil Justice Reconsidered: Toward a Less Costly, More Accessible Litigation System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479855001
eISBN:
9781479881581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855001.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter focuses on reforms that seek to make litigation more accessible by lowering its "price." After explaining the promises and limits of familiar alternatives to traditional litigation, such ... More


Medical Malpractice

Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Most experts would agree that the current medical malpractice system in the United States does not work effectively either to compensate victims fairly or prevent injuries caused by medical errors. ... More


Alternatives and Closing Remarks

Thomas L. Hafemeister

in Criminal Trials and Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479804856
eISBN:
9781479850754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804856.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The concluding chapter, Chapter 12, notes alternatives—such as diversion and mental health courts—to the commonly employed criminal justice proceedings that are being explored in the hope that they ... More


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