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Author Bentley, D. J. (David Jeffrey)

Title English criminal justice in the nineteenth century [electronic resource] / David Bentley.

Imprint London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, 1998.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 318 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary An account of the 19th-century criminal justice system as a whole, from the crimes committed and the classification of offences to the different courts and their procedure. The author describes the stages of criminal prosecution - committal, indictment, trial, verdict and punishment - and the judges, lawyers and juries, highlighting the significant changes in the rules of evidence during the century. He looks at reform of the old system and assesses how far it was brought about by lawyers themselves and how far by external forces. Finally, he considers the fairness of the system, both as seen.
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The System; 2 Summary Trial; 3 Committal for Trial; 4 Preparing for Trial; 5 Pre-Trial Publicity; 6 The Court of Trial; 7 Conditions at Trial; 8 Judges; 9 Officials; 10 Trial Juries; 11 Lawyers; 12 Representation by Counsel; 13 The Indictment; 14 The Prosecution Case; 15 The Prisoner''s Incompetence to Testify; 16 The Incompetency Rule: The First Reforms; 17 The Campaign for a Prisoners'' Evidence Act; 18 Reform; 19 The Rules of Criminal Evidence; 20 Hearsay; 21 Confessions and Police Interrogation; 22 Character and Similar Fact Evidence.
23 Corroboration and Identification24 The Concluding Stages of the Trial; 25 Appellate Remedies; 26 Conclusion; Table of Cases; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
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Subject Criminal justice, Administration of -- Great Britain -- History.
Criminal procedure -- Great Britain -- History.
Processo penal -- história -- Reino Unido.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1800-1900
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bentley, D.J. (David Jeffrey). English criminal justice in the nineteenth century. London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, 1998 185285135X (DLC) 98003533 (OCoLC)38602064
ISBN 9780826442925 (electronic bk.)
0826442927 (electronic bk.)