Lawyers, Legislators, and Theorists: Developments in English Criminal Jurisprudence 1800-1957

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Clarendon Press, 1998 - History - 394 pages
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This book descibes in detail the development of substantive criminal law during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The author examines the forces which shaped criminal jurisprudence throughout the course of this period, paying particular attention to the activities of legislatorsand reformers, to parallel developments in the study of punishment and human psychology, to general social and political changes and to the growth of an organised police force and its reliance upon formal rules of proceedure and evidence.

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Keith Smith is a Professor of Law at the Cardiff Law School, The University of Wales

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