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A History of the Criminal Law of England: Volume 3

ISBN13: 9781108060745
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99

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Sir James Fitzjames Stephen (1829-94) published this three-volume account of the English criminal law's historical development in 1883, four years after his appointment as a judge of the High Court. It is a revision and expansion of the second chapter in Stephen's 1863 General View (also reissued in this series). At first sight, it is ironic that the author of this classic of legal historical scholarship was himself a Benthamite who favoured and promoted the codification of the common law and worked on codes of criminal law and procedure for India and for England.

Volume 3 covers the history of the criminal offences not covered in Volume 2 (murder and other offences against the person; theft and other property offences; and offences relating to trade and labour) and also covers the development of Indian criminal law and the main features of the Indian Penal Code of 1860 and Code of Criminal Procedure of 1882.

Criminal Law, Legal History
26. History of the law relating to murder and manslaughter
27. Offences against the person other than homicide
28. History of the law relating to theft and similar offences
29. Coinage offences
30. Offences relating to trade and labour
31. Miscellaneous offences
32. Police offences punishable on summary conviction
33. Indian criminal law
34. The codification of the criminal law
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