The Reform of Legal Procedure

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byMoorfield Storey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... V CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. THE LAWYER'S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LEGISLATION '"TrHERE is no part of its work in which- the law fails so absolutely and so ludicrously as in the conviction and punishment of criminals, and its failures in this respect endanger the whole foundation of society. As our population increases and becomes more varied in character crime appears to increase, and it becomes more difficult to discover criminals of the lower type. An embezzler who has moved in high financial circles, or an identified murderer like Dr. Crippen, will indeed find it more difficult to escape, but where a crime is committed by some person unknown, where the motive is robbery and there is no antecedent relation between the criminal and his victim, detection is very difficult. Burglars and villains of like kinds are no longer restrained by national boundaries. The men who robbed a jeweller's shop in Boston some years ago were found last week in an Austrian prison. Misgovernment in Russia supplied the criminals who some years ago robbed and murdered a cashier in a crowded London neighborhood, and a year ago men of the same nationality committed the identical crime in Massachusetts. The complicity of the police with criminals of certain classes in at least some of our large cities, the difficulty of proving certain crimes like bribery, the weak sentimentality of the community, which, when a horrible crime is committed, shrieks for the detection and punishment of the perpetrator, and when he is found seeks to find excuses for his act and reasons for his pardon, all weaken the restraints which the law is intended to impose upon the depraved members of society. To all these difficulties our courts, by their administration of the law, and our whole system of criminal procedu...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... V CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. THE LAWYER'S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LEGISLATION '"TrHERE is no part of its work in which- the law fails so...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217845142

ISBN - 13:9780217845144

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