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Understanding the Australian Legal System

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D.J. GiffordAssociate Professor, Law School of the University of Queensland, Australia

ISBN13: 9781876213183
ISBN: 1876213183
Published: April 1998
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The purpose of this book is to set out in plain language what people need to know about Australian law, its institutions, and its operation. Among other topics, it covers the nature of law, how cases are tried, the jury system, the punishment of offenders and limitations on the effectiveness of the legal system. This book will be of value to law students and students of politics, accountancy and commerce.

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Contents:
The Nature of Law; The Sources of Law; Finding the Law; The Parliamentary System in Australia; The Making of Law by Parliament; Interpreting an Act of Parliament; Subordinate Legislation; How Judges Develop the Law; How Effective is our Law-making Process?; The Legal Profession; The Handling of Disputes; The Trial of a Civil Case; The Trial of a Criminal Case; The Adversary System; The Rules of Evidence; The Jury System; The Punishment of Offenders; The Inevitability of Limitations; Limitatations of the Effectiveness of Parliament; Limitations on the Effectiveness of Subordinate Law-making Bodies; Limitations of the Effectiveness of Courts; Limitations on the Effectiveness of the Common Law; Limitations on the Enforcement of Law; The Changing Role of the Legal Profession; Change and the Law