English legal system in context

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LexisNexis UK, 2003 - Law - 412 pages
Following the same structure and philosophy as the two previous editions which have made this work so well respected, the new, third edition of English Legal System in Context offers a fresh approach to this core subject by considering a wider range of issue than can be found in other texts on this field. One example of this expanded approach can be seen in its coverage of the legal justice system. Here the authors consider the police, their powers and the rights of suspects detained at the police station. However, they also examine the world of private policing, the work of environmental health officers and other non-police prosecutors, as well as the role of the public in uncovering crime.

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Contents

What is the English legal system?
1
Courts
25
Courts in the English legal system
40
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Cownie-University of Leicester

Fiona Cownie is Professor of Law at the University of Keele. She was formerly HK Bevan Professor of Law at the University of Hull. A former Vice-Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and Past President of the European Law Faculties Association, she is an expert in legal eduction, and is well
known for her work in socio-legal studies. Anthony Bradney is Professor of Law at the University of Keele. He was formerly Professor of Law at the University of Sheffield and the University of Leicester. He is Vice-Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, Executive Committee member of the
Society of Legal Scholars, and is editor of the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. Bradney as published widely in the areas of law and religion, law and popular culture, legal pluralism, and legal education.
Mandy Burton is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. She specialises in criminal justice and family law. She has completed numerous empirical socio-legal studies, including projects commissioned by the Crown Prosecution Service, Department for Constitutional Affairs, and the Home Office.

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