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Description - Law: The Basics by Gary Slapper

Law: The Basics is an engaging introduction to one of the most complex areas of modern life. The book introduces both the main components of the legal system -- including judges, juries and law-makers - and key areas of law -- contract, civil negligence, and criminal law -- to provide the uninitiated with an ideal introduction to law. Key questions to be considered include: How are laws made? How do judges decide cases? What is the exact role of the EU in the legal system? What are your rights and duties under contract law? What is a crime and what are criminal defences? Throughout the book, a wide range of contemporary cases are examined to relate key legal concepts to familiar examples and real world situations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415568067
ISBN-10: 0415568064
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 133mm x mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gary Slapper

Gary Slapper is Professor of Law, and Director of theaLaw School, at The Open University. He is a door tenant at 36 Bedford Row and aalegal columnist for The Times. David Kelly was formerly Principal Lecturer in Law at the Staffordshire University Law School. They have written several books together including the Routledge textbooks The English Legal System, English Law, and Questions and Answers on the English Legal System.

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