Report on the Criminal Law at Demerara and in the Ceded Dutch Colonies: Drawn Up by Desire of the Right Hon. the Earl Bathurst, Principal Secretary of State for the Colonial Department : with an Appendix on the Nature of the Office of Fiscal

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Henry Butterworth, 1821 - Criminal law - 112 pages
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Page 6 - L. Titius professus est, se Maeviam lege Julia de adulteriis
Page 29 - Extraordinary process is a summary mode of proceeding to avoid the delay of an ordinary criminal suit or process, which latter is conducted in the manner of a civil suit.
Page 93 - exposed, in a place subject to his natural sovereign, to an inquisitorial process, conducted according to the forms of the sixteenth century, with the exception only of the torture, and conducted by a foreign lawyer, under the authority of a code the language of which, being
Page 50 - And if the party accused is an infant or minor,* his curator or guardian shall assist him in his defence; and if he have none, then the judge shall appoint him one for the purpose aforesaid.
Page 43 - the bodies of malefactors shall remain on the place of execution, and not be permitted to be buried except by the permission of the chief justice of the province, which permission shall not be granted
Page 14 - the prisoner shall not be admitted to be heard by counsel, nor to make use of a written defence in the examination, except for special reasons, according to the discretion of the judge
Page 30 - and not in ordinary process on the roll of civil causes, except the matter be of such importance, and such difficulty and obscurity, that the judge, after hearing
Page 37 - when the thing is so clear, and the proof so apparent, that nothing seems to be wanting but the confession of the prisoner to convict him without doubt.
Page 39 - it is the province of the jury, and not the judge, to
Page 20 - of the names of" the witnesses who are to be produced against him,

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