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Elders on trial : age and ageism in the American legal system

Author: Howard C Eglit
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Howard Eglit's discussion of the intersection of aging Americans with the US legal system illuminates the consequences of a pervasive bias in contemporary society. The matrix of US laws, regulations,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard C Eglit
ISBN: 0813027659 9780813027654
OCLC Number: 56482087
Description: 315 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Demographics, destiny, and the American legal system --
Age and ambivalence --
Age bias : some general propositions --
Age bias and its multiple sources --
The main actors : plaintiffs, defendants, and witnesses --
Lawyers and clients --
Judges --
Juries --
A time for action.
Responsibility: Howard Eglit.
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