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Forer, Lois G. 1914-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 6,485 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF475, 346.73013
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Most widely held works about Lois G Forer
 
Most widely held works by Lois G Forer
Unequal protection : women, children, and the elderly in court by Lois G Forer( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rage to punish : the unintended consequences of mandatory sentencing by Lois G Forer( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past two centuries, the United States has relied on prison as the punishment of choice for law violators although it has not deterred crime or rehabilitated offenders. Since the 1970s increasingly severe sentencing laws, both mandatory sentences and sentencing guidelines, have been adopted by the federal government and the states. The results have been massive prison overcrowding, the expenditure of millions of tax dollars on prisons, crowded court dockets, and incredible hardship on the offenders and their families. Crime has not been decreased. Streets are no safer. Respect for law has diminished. Judges, prison wardens, and concerned citizens demand a change in this costly and futile program of punishment. In a mix of history, anecdote, and accounts of her own cases, Lois Forer, who was a trial judge in Philadelphia for sixteen years, here writes about the folly and cruelty of present sentencing laws. Based on her own successful experiment with alternative means of sentencing, she proposes a more rational system of sentencing, one that would be less expensive and more humane, that uses prison only for those who are truly dangerous and for all others a program of well-supervised probation and payment of restitution or reparations. This is a proposal that has at its heart not punishment but public safety, deterrence, and rehabilitation
Criminals and victims : a trial judge reflects on crime and punishment by Lois G Forer( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling effect : the mounting threat of libel and invasion of privacy actions to the first amendment by Lois G Forer( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No one will lissen" : how our legal system brutalizes the youthful poor by Lois G Forer( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money and justice : who owns the courts? by Lois G Forer( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of the law by Lois G Forer( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every woman needs to know before (and after) she gets involved with men & money by Lois G Forer( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Or suffered because of their ignorance of the law's tendency to be biased in favor of men, and thus failed to protect themselves against this possibility ahead of time. The chapters reflect the life stages most women pass through as they become involved with men, money, and property. Through the real life stories of women Judge Forer has seen in court or counseled, we learn what the pitfalls of each life stage can be, and how to avoid them. In the cases of women who did
The law : excessive promise and inadequate fulfillment : speech by Lois G Forer( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberals and crime : on cures and causes( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who owns the courts? by Lois G Forer( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte wild, administratrix of the estate of john wild, deceased by Lois G Forer( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel dugan, a minor, by his parents and natural guardians, daniel dugan by Lois G Forer( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal employers' liability act by B. Nathaniel Richter( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rights of children by Child Care Information Center( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Money and justice : who owns the courts? by Lois G Forer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Unequal protection : women, children, and the elderly in court
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Money and justice : who owns the courts?