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Crime And Law in England, 1750-1840 : Remaking Justice from the Margins (Hardcover)

Author: King, Peter

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How was law made in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Through detailed studies of what the courts actually did, Peter King argues that parliament and the Westminster courts played a less important role in the process of law making than is usually assumed. Justice was often remade from the margins by magistrates, judges and others at the local level. His book also focuses on four specific themes - gender, youth, violent crime and the attack on customary rights. In doing so it highlights a variety of important changes - the relatively lenient treatment meted out to women by the late eighteenth century, the early development of the juvenile reformatory in England before 1825, i.e. before similar changes on the continent or in America, and the growing intolerance of the courts towards everyday violence. This study will prove invaluable reading to anyone interested in British political and legal history.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521781992
SKU 202435338
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 052178199X
Release Date 5/29/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0348
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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