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Part 1: What is Justice? Chapter 1: Religious Perspectives on Justice Chapter 2: Philosophical Perspectives on Justice Chapter 3: Justice and the State Chapter 4: Social Justice Part 2: Formal Systems of Justice Chapter 5: Common Law Systems Chapter 6: Civil Law Systems Chapter 7: Islamic Law Systems Chapter 8: Justice American Style Part 3: Contemporary Issues in Justice Chapter 9: Justice and War Chapter 10: Terrorism Chapter 11: Contemporary Slavery Chapter 12: Genocide Chapter 13: The Environment Part 4: Strategies for Achieving Justice Chapter 14: Individual Strategies for Achieving Justice Chapter 15: Organizations Seeking Justice Chapter 16: Global Justice Conclusion: Justice as an Evolving Concept Appendix: The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Dr. Ralph A. Weisheit is a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University. Weisheit has conducted extensive research on illicit drugs, rural crime, and rural justice, and is the author of eight books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and solicited essays. Dr. Frank Morn, Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University, is the author of a variety of textbooks on criminal justice and its history. He has won three teaching awards while at the University of Illinois (1980, 1982) and Illinois State University (2000). Morn, who was a Fulbright scholar posted in Lanzhou, China, has also done consulting for criminal justices agencies in England, Spain, and Russia.

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