A convenient, comprehensive guide to the language of law for everyone from the homeowner to the legal professional.
- Includes more than 10,000 legal words and phrases
- Updated entries taken from recent events that propelled legal terms into our daily lives:
–From the financial meltdown—credit default swap, subprime, systemic risk, credit rating agency, moral hazard
–From the world of computers and the Internet—cyberbullying, identity fraud, malware, phishing
–From crime—Amber alert, community policing, person of interest
- Includes pronunciations, example phrases and quotations, and frequent supplementary notes
- Special sections on the judicial system, important legal cases, government agencies, and historic laws