Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850

Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850

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Modern criminal courts are characteristically the domain of lawyers, with trials conducted in an environment of formality and solemnity, where facts are found and legal rules are impartially applied to administer justice. Recent historical scholarship has shown that in England lawyers only began to appear in ordinary criminal trials during the eighteenth century, however, and earlier trials often took place in an atmosphere of noise and disorder, where the behaviour… (more)

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Publisher: Ashgate (November 28, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 248 pages

File size: 4.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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