Crime and the Courts in England, 1660-1800

Crime and the Courts in England This comprehensive work explores the broad question of how the English courts dealt with crime in the period during which the foundations of modern forms of judicial administration were being laid

  • Title: Crime and the Courts in England, 1660-1800
  • Author: John M. Beattie
  • ISBN: 9780691101668
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • This comprehensive work explores the broad question of how the English courts dealt with crime in the period during which the foundations of modern forms of judicial administration were being laid.

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    1. It is always difficult to do justice to scholarly legal history bookswho analyze the history of crime in a systematical manner. By necessity,such books have to use dry legal terminology, punishment statistics and to discuss difficult legal points in some detail. All this is not the kind of historical narrative so much preferred by many readers. Objectively speaking, J.M. Beattie`s Crime and the Courts in England nevertheless was a groundbreaking study that is still of much use today. The only tw [...]

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