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"Published in cooperation with The Independent Institute."--T.p. "The Pursuit of Justice is a realistic yet hopeful analysis of how the law works in practice rather than in theory. The multi-chapter discussion recognizes that decision makers in the law -- judges, lawyers, juries, police, forensic experts and more -- respond systematically to the incentive structures with which they are confronted. In turn, incentives are a function of economic and institutional design. While these chapters shed light on how perverse incentives result in adverse outcomes, each chapter also suggests institutional reforms that would create better incentives within the legal system"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -282) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
An introduction to the pursuit of justice / Edward J. López The rise of government law enforcement in England / Nicholas A. Curott and Edward P. Stringham Electoral pressures and the legal system : friends of foes? / Russell S. Sobel, Matt E. Ryan, and Joshua C. Hall Romancing forensics : legal failure in forensic science administration / Roger G. Koppl Judicial checks on corruption / Adriana S. Cordis Effects of judicial selection on criminal sentencing / Aleksandar Tomic and Jahn K. Hakes Economic development takings as government failure / Ilya Somin On the impossibility of "just compensation" when property is taken : an ethical and epistemic inquiry / John Brätland The lawyer-judge hypothesis / Benjamin H. Barton Class action rent extraction : theory and evidence of legal extortion / Jeffrey Haymond Cy pres and its predators / Charles N. W. Keckler Licensing lawyers : failure in the provision of legal services / Adam B. Summers.