By Samuel W. Bettwy
Comparing Criminal Procedures through Film is a unique and innovative look at criminal justice systems all over the world. Author Samuel W. Bettwy expertly introduces complex legal concepts to his readers through the use of over 400 different film clips in order to give his readers an in-depth understanding of the actions being taken in these clips, and why they matter from a legal perspective.
Comparing Criminal Procedures through Film is designed to be used for a law school course but may also be used for undergraduate or post-graduate course work in the area of comparative criminal justice. Throughout the book, tools of comparative legal analysis are taught and then applied as the reader examines the adjudicative process through the lens of film. The legal traditions of each country are explored through the film clips to give the reader a better understanding of how legal procedures are handled in that country.
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About the Author:
Samuel W. Bettwy is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he has taught Comparative Law since 1995. He earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law, his LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center, and his M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies with the highest distinction from the U.S. Naval War College.
Professor Bettwy graduated from the French Army Reserve Staff Officer Course at l’École Militaire in Paris, France in 2009. He has also served as a litigating attorney since 1987 for the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Bettwy is an accomplished author, having written several published articles on the topics of comparative law, immigration law, international law, terrorism, and film.
October 2019, Only available as ePub