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This new textbook (ISBN-13: 978-0314268037) comprehensively covers the modern military justice system under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Materials from every service within the Armed Forces show how the military justice system addresses all criminal offenses, ranging from minor infractions to serious offenses, such as the misconduct of soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison. The text covers the jurisdiction of courts-martial; sources of military law; military offenses and defenses; pretrial, trial, and appellate procedures; the role of judge advocates; nonjudicial punishment and other alternatives to courts-martial; special forums, such as boards of inquiry and military commissions for trying enemy belligerents; the relationship of courts-martial to state and federal courts; and much more. All chapters include policy questions about controversial issues. The text is appropriate for all students, with or without prior military experience.

With the permission of the publisher, we have included the table of contents and the first chapter as a sample.

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GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-39; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-39

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