Crime and Law in England, 1750-1840
Remaking Justice from the Margins
By (author) Peter King
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Crime and Law in England, 1750-1840 by Peter King
Book DescriptionHow 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 is invaluable reading to anyone interested in British political and legal history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521781992
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Peter King
Peter King is Professor of History at the Open University, Milton Keynes. His previous publications include Crime, Justice and Discretion, Law and Social Relations in England 1740-1820 (2000).
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