Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Books @ the library

Legal System: Opposing Viewpoints.  San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, c1996.  ( KF8700 .L39 1996 c.2)

            “The basic foundation of our democracy is the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of expression. The Opposing Viewpoints Series is dedicated to the concept of this basic freedom and the idea that it is more important to practice it than to enshrine it” From the introduction.  Opposing Viewpoints is dedicated to giving voice to all sides of the discussion pertaining to the legal system,

Lanceley, Frederick J.  On-Scene Guide for Crisis Negotiators. New York: CRC Press, 2003. ( HV6595 .L36 2003 c.2)

            From back cover: “This book offers practical advice with regard to the theory, procedures, and techniques of crisis and suicide intervention and hostage negotiation. Two new chapters cover negotiation with people under the influence of drugs or alcohol and how first responders can contain the situation until a negotiator can arrive.”
Portman, Janet & Marcia Stewart. Every Tenant’s Legal Guide. Berkeley :, 2009. ( KF590.Z9 P67 1999 ) 

            A guide to renting which covers legal documents, understanding and negotiating a lease, getting your security deposit back, getting repairs made, and protecting your right to privacy.  This book gives legal and practical advice in dealing with landlords, roommates, and other tenants using every day language.  Every renter should have an understanding of the concepts in this book.

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