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Legal Provision in the Rural Environment

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ISBN13: 9780708312285
ISBN: 0708312284
Published: March 1994
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £18.99



This collection of papers examines the role of courts, the police, the legal profession and welfare agencies in the rural environment, with a particular emphasis on the situation in Wales. The papers discuss the distinctive problems which are encountered by such bodies in a rural context, and also the implications for rural areas of a situation in which policy is often determined centrally rather than locally and with the typical problems of urban areas in mind. The book also investigates the concept of rurality in the context of research into the operation of the legal system.

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Contents:
Introduction - legal services, criminal justice and welfare provision in rural areas, Christopher Harding and John Williams; the provision of legal services in rural Wales, W.J. Edwards and D. Rogers; research into criminal justice in rural areas, Christopher Harding; rural Crown Courts - are they different?, Paul Robertshaw; the magistrate in a rural area with particular reference to courts in west Wales, Margaret Gwynne Lloyd; problems affecting rural policing, Pat Jones; non-statutory support for victims and offenders, Lynne Hurley; community care - the law and rural areas, John Williams.