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A History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

ISBN13: 9781904380511
Published: January 2009
Publisher: Waterside Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paerback
Price: £24.95

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This brand new work charts all the main developments of criminal justice, from the genesis of Anglo-Saxon ‘dooms’ to the Common Law, struggles for political, legislative and judicial ascendency and the formation of the modern-day Criminal Justice System and Ministry of Justice.

Amongst a wealth of topics the book looks at the Rule of Law, the development of the criminal courts, police forces, the jury, justices of the peace and individual crimes and punishments. It locates all the iconic events of legal history and law and order within a wider background and context - in a way that emphasises the subject’s wealth and depth.

John Hostettler is well-known to readers of Waterside Press books. He is just at home discussing the Star Chamber or Seven Bishops as he is the impact of the executions of King Charles I, Derek Bentley or Ruth Ellis. From Victorian policing to madness and mayhem, hate crime and miscarriages of justice to radicals, terrorists, human rights or restorative justice, A History of Criminal Justice in England contains an enormous supply of facts, information, and ideas.

Criminal Law, Legal History
Origins of Criminal Justice in Anglo-Saxon England
Saxon Dooms – Our Early Laws
The Norman Influence & The Angevin Legacy
Criminal Law In Medieval & Early Modern England;
The Common Law in Danger
The Commonwealth
The Whig Supremacy and Adversary Trial;
The Jury in the Eighteenth Century
Punishment & Prisons
Nineteenth Century Crime & Policing;
Victorian Images
A Century of Criminal Law Reform
Criminal Incapacity
A Revolution in Procedure;
Early Twentieth Century
Improvement After World War II;
Twenty-First Century Regression?
The Advent of Restorative Justice
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