A History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

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Waterside Press, Jan 12, 2009 - Law - 352 pages
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John Hostettler s brand new work is an ideal introduction. It charts all the main developments of criminal justice, from Anglo-Saxon dooms to the Common Law, struggles for political, legislative and judicial ascendency and the formation of the modern-day Criminal Justice System. Among a wealth of topics the book looks at the Rule of Law, the development of the criminal courts, police forces, jury, justices of the peace and individual crimes and punishments. It locates all the iconic events of criminal justice history and law reform within a wider background and context - demonstrating a wealth and depth of knowledge. 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 and Wales contains an enormous supply of facts, information, and ideas.
 

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Contents

Preface
vii
About the author
x
1 Origins of Criminal Justice in AngloSaxon England
11
2 Saxon DoomsOur Early Laws
24
3 The Norman Influence and the Angevin Legacy
40
4 Criminal Law in Medieval and Early Modern England
64
5 The Common Law in Danger
80
6 The Commonwealth
99
14 A Revolution in Procedure
225
15 Early Twentieth Century
244
16 Improvement After World War II
252
17 Twentyfirst Century Regression?
275
18 The Advent of Restorative Justice
297
19 Placing Criminal Justice in Perspective
303
Select Bibliography
311
Index
321

7 The Whig Supremacy and Adversary Trial
114
8 The Jury in the Eighteenth Century
125
9 Punishment and Prisons
146
10 NineteenthCentury Crime and Policing
167
11 Victorian Images
182
12 A Century of Criminal Law Reform
194
13 Criminal Incapacity
214
Pit of Shame
348
The Criminal Justice System
349
Also by John Hostettler
350
The Pocket AZof Criminal Justice
352
Back cover
353
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