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Fletcher, George P.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 433 publications in 6 languages and 18,152 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction  Television panel discussions  Television news programs  Nonfiction television programs  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: KF224.G63, 345.7304
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Most widely held works about George P Fletcher
 
Most widely held works by George P Fletcher
A crime of self-defense : Bernhard Goetz and the law on trial by George P Fletcher( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal expert George Fletcher uses the celebrated trial of New York's "Subway Vigilante", Bernhard Goetz, as a springboard to probe the profound relationship between this defensive action, the public's understanding of it, and the court's interpretation of it according to the law
With justice for some : victims' rights in criminal trials by George P Fletcher( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his insightful, angry critique, George Fletcher confronts the flaws in America's system of criminal prosecution. He explains exactly how such miscarriages of justice have become endemic. The primary function of today's criminal trials, Fletcher argues, is no longer to determine guilt and to condemn evil. It is rather to understand the mind of the criminal, to camouflage the crime as less heinous and less deserving of punishment. Under the influence of psychiatric experts, criminal evil becomes "deviant behavior." Cold-blooded murderers are treated as abused children. Blaming the victim, defense lawyers picture Rodney King as "in control" of his beating and claim that Yankel Rosenbaum "sacrificed himself." Judges have lost control over their courtrooms, giving lawyers free reign to divert jurors from the facts with outlandish theories that portray their clients as the supposed victims
Our secret constitution : how Lincoln redefined American democracy by George P Fletcher( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this perspective-altering new book, George P. Fletcher asserts that the Civil War was the most significant event in American legal history, an event that not only abolished slavery and changed the laws of the land but also created a new set of principles that continues to guide our thinking today."--Jacket
Loyalty : an essay on the morality of relationships by George P Fletcher( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when age-old political structures are crumbling, civil strife abounds, and economic uncertainty dominates the news, loyalty offers us security in our relationships with associates, friends, and family. Yet loyalty is a suspect virtue. It is not impartial. It is not blind. It violates the principles of morality that have dominated Western thought for the last two hundred years. Loyalties are also thought to be irrational and contrary to the spirit of Capitalism. In a free market society, we are encouraged to move to the competition when we are not happy. This way of thinking has invaded our personal relationships and undermined our capacities for friendship and loyalty to those who do not serve our immediate interests. As George P. Fletcher writes, it is time for loyal bonds, born of history and experience, to prevail both over impartial morality and the self-interested thinking of the market trader. In this extended essay, Fletcher offers an account of loyalty that illuminates its role in our relationships with family and friends, our ties to country, and the commitment of the religious to God and their community. Fletcher opposes the traditional view of the moral self as detached from context and history. He argues instead that loyalty, not impartial detachment, should be the central feature of our moral and political lives. He claims that a commitment to country is necessary to improve the lot of the poor and disadvantaged. This commitment may well require greater reliance on patriotic rituals in education and a reconsideration of the Supreme Court's extending the First Amendment to protect flag burning. Given the worldwide currents of parochialism and political decentralization, the task for us, Fletcher argues, is to renew our commitment to a single nation united in its diversity. Bringing to bear his expertise as a law professor, Fletcher reasons that legal systems should defer to existing relationships of loyalty. Surrogate mothers should not be forced to surrender and betray their children, spouses should not be required to testify against each other in court, and the religiously committed should not be forced to act contrary to conscience. Yet the question remains: Aren't loyalty and particularly patriotism dangerously one-sided? Indeed, they are, but no more than are love and friendship. The challenge, Fletcher maintains, is to develop a morality of loyalty properly suited to our emotional and spiritual lives. Justice has its sphere, as do loyalties. In this book, Fletcher provides the first step toward a new way of thinking that recognizes the complexity of our moral and political lives
Defending humanity : when force is justified and why by George P Fletcher( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Defending Humanity, legal scholar George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin, an expert on international criminal law, tackle one of the most important and controversial questions of our time: When is war justified? When a nation is attacked, few would deny that it has the right to respond with force. But what about preemptive and preventive wars, or crossing another state's border to stop genocide? Was Israel justified in initiating the Six Day War, and was NATO's intervention in Kosovo legal? What about the U.S. invasion of Iraq?" "In their new book, Fletcher and Ohlin offer a groundbreaking theory on the legality of war with clear guidelines for evaluating these interventions."--Jacket
Rethinking criminal law by George P Fletcher( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a reprint of a book first published by Little, Brown in 1978. George Fletcher is working on a new edition, which will be published by Oxford in three volumes, the first of which is scheduled to appear in January of 2001. Rethinking Criminal Law is still perhaps the most influential and often cited theoretical work on American criminal law. This reprint will keep this classic work available until the new edition can be published
Basic concepts of legal thought by George P Fletcher( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this one-of-a-kind text, George P. Fletcher, a renowned legal theorist, offers a provocative yet accessible overview of the basics of legal thought. The first section of the book is designed to introduce the reader to fundamental concepts such as the rule of law and deciding cases under the law. It continues with an analysis of the values of justice, desert, consent, and equality, as they figure into our judgment of legal cultures in terms of soundness and legitimacy. The final chapters address the problems of morality and consistency in the law. In each case the author not only introduces the basic ideas but considers important arguments in the contemporary literature and raises original claims of his own. Basic Concepts of Legal Thought fills a void in the literature, as there is no other volume that both eases law students into the mysteries of legal philosophy and provides an introduction to the legal mind for non-lawyers."--BOOK JACKET
Basic concepts of criminal law by George P Fletcher( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, Fletcher maintains that there is much greater unity among diverse systems of criminal justice than commonly realized, and that any adequate system of criminal law necessarily must address a set of universal, basic issues
American law in a global context : the basics by George P Fletcher( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whatever your background, if you seek an understanding of the legal system of the United States, this is the book for you. American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. It covers the law and lawyering tools taught in the first year of law school, explaining the underlying concepts and techniques of the common law used in U.S. legal practice. The ideas central to the development and practice of American law, as well as constitutional law, contracts, property, criminal law, and courtroom procedure, are all presente
Romantics at war : glory and guilt in the age of terrorism by George P Fletcher( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is at war with terrorism. Terrorists must be brought to justice. We hear these phrases together so often that we rarely pause to reflect on the dramatic differences between the demands of war and the demands of justice, differences so deep that the
Tort liability for human rights abuses by George P Fletcher( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book concludes by looking at the cutting-edge cases in this area, particularly those involving liability for funding terrorism, and the remedies available, particularly the potential offered by the compensation chamber in the International Criminal Court."--Jacket
Fletcher's essays on criminal law by George P Fletcher( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects a selection of criminal law scholar George Fletcher's most famous previously published shorter works as well as some that are less known but equally important. Each of the twelve essays by Fletcher is paired with one or more new critical commentaries on that essay. These critical commentaries trace the impact of the respective essay in the development of the criminal law and assess its future significance
The bond : a novel by George P Fletcher( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Gross, philosopher-cum-lawyer, teaches at an Ivy League law school in New York. Good looking, cultivated, and bohemian, he was once considered the rising star of his faculty, but that was a decade ago and times have changed. Doing the job he always wanted, shaping eager young minds and showing them what it takes to be a lawyer, Adam has to face the truth that his style is no longer what the students pay for -- and his Dean is getting worried about the rising number of complaints. It doesn't help that Adam is about to start sleeping with the Dean's wife. Faced with a struggle for survival, sandwiched between headstrong students and colleagues eager to see him cut down to size, Adam knows no other course than to keep teaching law as he believes it must be taught -- as a global, complex, and multi-faceted phenomenon in which American law is just one part of the picture. In a world in which the old certainties have been swept away, in which torture happens on our doorstep, and inequalities multiply, more than ever Adam wants his students to understand that they hold the key to a better, more just, future
Rechtfertigung und Entschuldigung : rechtsvergleichende Perspektiven( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in German and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justification and excuse : comparative perspectives by Albin Eser( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of Bernhard Goetz by George P Fletcher( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptos básicos de derecho penal by George P Fletcher( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normas sustantivas versus normas procesales - Pena versus tratamiento - Sujeto versus objeto - Causas humanas versus eventos naturales - Delitos versus delincuentes - Elementos del delito versus eximentes de la responsabilidad criminal - Dolo versus imprudencia - Defensa propia versus estado de necesidad - Errores relevantes versus errores irrelevantes - Tentativa versus consumación - Autoria versus participación - Justicia versus legalidad
Products on trial( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Fletcher leads a panel as they probe the issues surrounding product liability in a case study of a theoretical corporation's decision to develop a new contraceptive drug for men
On the issues( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never before have companies been faced with such a variety of issues that test their integrity, fairness, and adaptability. In four one-hour programs, On the issues provides a forum for exploring ethical challenges and equitable solutions
Notwehr als Verbrechen : der U-Bahn-Fall Goetz by George P Fletcher( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fletčer, Dž 1939-

Fletčer, Džordž 1939-

Fletcher, George, 1939-

George Philip Fletcher

ג'ורג' פלטשר

ジョージ・P・フレッチャー

フレッチャー, J. P.

フレッチャー, ジョージ・P

Languages
English (227)

German (17)

Chinese (8)

Spanish (7)

Italian (6)

French (5)

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With justice for some : victims' rights in criminal trialsOur secret constitution : how Lincoln redefined American democracyLoyalty : an essay on the morality of relationshipsDefending humanity : when force is justified and whyRethinking criminal lawBasic concepts of legal thoughtBasic concepts of criminal lawAmerican law in a global context : the basics