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📙 A History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales by John Hostettler — free epub


This brand new work charts all the main developments of criminal justice in England, from the genesis of Anglo-Saxon 'dooms' to the Common Law; struggles for political, legislative, and judicial ascendency; and the formation of the modern-day Criminal Justice System and Ministry of Justice. Amongst a wealth of topics, the book looks at the Rule of Law, the development of the criminal courts, police forces, the jury, justices of the peace, and individual crimes and punishments. It locates all the iconic events of legal history and law and order within a wider background and context in a way that emphasizes the subject's wealth and depth. Contents include: Origins of Criminal Justice in Anglo-Saxon England • Saxon Dooms — Our Early Laws • The Norman Influence and The Angevin Legacy • Criminal Law in Medieval and Early Modern England • The Common Law in Danger • The Commonwealth • The Whig Supremacy and Adversary Trial • The Jury in the Eighteenth Century • Punishment and Prisons • Nineteenth Century Crime and Policing • Victorian Images • A Century of Criminal Law Reform • Criminal Incapacity • A Revolution in Procedure • Early Twentieth Century • Improvement after World War II • Twenty-First Century Regression? • The Advent of Restorative Justice • Conclusion • Select Bibliography

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