Lawyers, Legislators and Theorists: Developments in English Criminal Jurisprudence 1800-1957

Hardcover | August 1, 1998

byK. J. M. Smith

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This book descibes in detail the development 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 legislatorsand reformers, to parallel developments in the study of punishment and human psychology, to general social and political changes and to the growth of an organised police force and its reliance upon formal rules of proceedure and evidence.

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This book descibes in detail the development 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 legislatorsand reformers, to parallel developments in the...

Keith Smith is a Professor of Law at the Cardiff Law School, The University of Wales

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198257236

ISBN - 13:9780198257233

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Observations: Objectives and LimitationsSection I: 1800-18322. Legal Theory and Legal Culture3. Developments in Criminal Theory 1800-1832Section II: 1833-19074. Notions of Subjective Criminal Fault5. Objective and Constructive Criminal Fault6. Excluding the Presumption of Fault: Strict and Vicarious Responsibility - 19th Century Developments7. Moral Agency: The Necessary Characteristics of the Criminal Actor 1833-19078. Attempt: Contracting Consequentialism - Expanding the Notion of Criminal Harm? 1833-1907Section III: 1908-19579. Criminal Fault 1908-195710. Moral Agency: the Necessary Characteristics of the Criminal Actor 1908-195711. Attempt: Contracting Consequentialism - Expanding the Notion of Criminal Harm? 1908-195712. Summary Observations and Speculations: General and ParticularBibliographyIndex

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`the book is thorough and the theme meshes well with many others of the period.'A. Horstman, Albion College, CHOICE, June 99