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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Administration of Justice in Criminal Matters 2nd ed (in England and Wales)

ISBN13: 9780521183482
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781107401822
Published: December 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99

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This second edition of Alexander's The Administration of Justice in Criminal Matters was first published in 1915, and reissued with a supplement in 1919.

Within this text, Alexander has endeavoured to capture not simply the components of the criminal justice system, but the very spirit in which justice is administered. Although the book's focus is primarily on law, modern readers will appreciate the extent to which themes of history, politics and sociology are integral to the arguments of the text.

Those with an interest in the history of criminal administration will also find that much is offered in these pages, as they encounter a detailed and fascinating summary of the structure and practices of the criminal justice system at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Legal History
Part I. Justices of the Peace and their Work
1. Police courts, or petty sessions
Part II. Indictable Offences, How Dealt With
2. Quarter session
3. Assizes
4. Central criminal court
5. The King's Bench division of the High Court
6. Court of Criminal Appeal
7. House of Lords as a criminal court
8. Judicial Committee of Privy Council
Part III. The Executive in Relation to Crime
1. The Home Secretary and the Home Office
2. Habeas corpus
3. The police
4. Prisons and prisoners
5. The prison acts, prison rules, prison commissioners etc.
Part IV. Recent Legislation and the Statistics of Crime
1. Recent legislation
2. Statistics of crime and observations thereon