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Author Morris, Lawrence J.

Title Military justice : a guide to the issues / Lawrence J. Morris ; foreword by Francis A. Gilligan
Published Westport, CT : Praeger Security International, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Contemporary military, strategic, and security issues
Contemporary military, strategic, and security issues.
Contents Why a military justice system? : an introduction to the theory and history of American military justice -- Founding of the republic to modern times : military justice develops alongside the professional military -- Basics of the military justice system : structure and levels of military courts -- Basics of the military justice system : the investigative and pretrial process -- Basics of the military justice system : what's a crime -- Basics of the military justice system : the trial and appellate process -- Seeking uniformity and justice : enactment of the UCMJ and modern military justice -- There's more to military justice than courts-martial : nonjudicial punishment and administrative separations -- Back to the future : military commissions to try war criminals
Summary The goal of this book is to provide an overview of the theory and practice of military justice, so that the interested reader-- especially the nonlawyer, but also the practitioner new to military justice-- receives a thorough and balanced overview of the military justice system. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the current military justice system, enriched by enough history to make current practices understandable and future changes foreseeable. It addresses the system from the standpoint of society, which invests in the military; the command, through which good order and discipline are administered; and those who participate in the trial process
Notes Title from title screen (viewed Jan. 11, 2010)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- United States.
Military law -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0275993663 (alk. paper)
1573567531 (electronic bk.)
9780275993665 (alk. paper)
9781573567534 (electronic bk.)