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Lawyers, legislators, and theorists: developments in English criminal jurisprudence 1800-1957

Lawyers, legislators, and theorists: developments in English criminal jurisprudence 1800-1957

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): K. J. M. Smith
  • Biografical Information: Keith Smith is a Professor of Law at the Cardiff Law School, The University of Wales
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Oxford monographs on criminal law and criminal justice.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/lawyers-legislators-and-theorists-developments-in-english-criminal-jurisprudence-1800-1957/ (Stable identifier)

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XXVI, 394 pages ; 24 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Lawyers, legislators, and theorists: developments in English criminal jurisprudence 1800-1957 is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publishers: Clarendon PressOxford University Press
  • Responsable Person: K.J.M. Smith.
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 10 editions
  • First edition Date: 1998
  • Last edition Date: 1998
  • General Notes: Series statement on jacket.
  • Languages: British English, Spanish
  • Library of Congress Code: KD7850
  • Dewey Code: 345.42009
  • ISBN: 0198257236 9780198257233
  • OCLC: 39069542

Publisher Description:

This book describes in detail the development of the main principles of substantive criminal law during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Main Contents

SECTION I: 1800-1832 ; SECTION II: 1833-1907 ; SECTION III: 1908-1957

Summary Note

This book describes in detail the development of the main principles 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 legislators and reformers, to parallel developments in the study of punishment and human psychology, to general social and political changes and to the growth of anorganised police force and its reliance upon formal rules of procedure and evidence. '''

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Observations: Objectives and Limitations
Section I: 1800-1832
2. Legal Theory and Legal Culture
3. Developments in Criminal Theory 1800-1832
Section II: 1833-1907
4. Notions of Subjective Criminal Fault
5. Objective and Constructive Criminal Fault
6. Excluding the Presumption of Fault: Strict and Vicarious Responsibility – 19th Century Developments
7. Moral Agency: The Necessary Characteristics of the Criminal Actor 1833-1907
8. Attempt: Contracting Consequentialism – Expanding the Notion of Criminal Harm? 1833-1907
Section III: 1908-1957
9. Criminal Fault 1908-1957
10. Moral Agency: the Necessary Characteristics of the Criminal Actor 1908-1957
11. Attempt: Contracting Consequentialism – Expanding the Notion of Criminal Harm? 1908-1957
12. Summary Observations and Speculations: General and Particular
Bibliography
Index

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