The Law of Evidence in Victorian England by C. J. W. AllenThe Law of Evidence in Victorian England by C. J. W. Allen

The Law of Evidence in Victorian England

byC. J. W. Allen

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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In The Law of Evidence in Victorian England, Christopher Allen provides a fascinating account of the political, social and intellectual influences on the development of evidence law during the Victorian period. His book convincingly challenges the traditional view of the significance of Bentham's critique of the state of contemporary evidence law, and describes instead the extent to which ongoing common law developments had already anticipated many of the improvements for which Bentham has usually been credited as the instigator.
Title:The Law of Evidence in Victorian EnglandFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:222 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.51 × 0.51 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521187680

ISBN - 13:9780521187688

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Common law developments; 3. Incompetency from defect of religious principle; 4. Incompetency from infamy and interest; 5. The incompetency of the accused; 6. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"Combining social, intellectual, and political factors and using a variety of theories of legal history, Allen has written an interesting story...a story not available elsewhere." Allen Horstman, American Historical Review