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Author Landau, Norma

Title Law, Crime and English Society, 1660–1830 : 1660-1840
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Contents Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Figures -- Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- Law-making and the state -- The working of the courts -- Law and society -- Part 1 Law -- 2 Dread of the Crown Office: the English magistracy and King's Bench, 1740-1800 -- High court judges and inferior magistrates -- King's Bench and lay justices: certiorari and criminal informations -- Harassing magistrates: certiorari and other annoyances -- Criminal informations against magistrates for misdemeanour in office -- Procedural obstacles to prosecuting a magistrate -- Judicial tenderness towards erring magistrates -- The incidence of prosecution: Staffordshire -- Misbehaving magistrates -- The singular case of John Gough -- The vulnerability of poor magistrates -- Conclusion -- 3 The trading justice's trade -- Justices represented to the Lord Chancellor -- Justices who were dinner guests -- The trading justice's activities -- 4 Impressment and the law in eighteenth-century Britain -- Part 2 Crime -- 5 War as a judicial resource. Press gangs and prosecution rates, 1740-1830 -- War, peace and the age structure of offenders -- The nature and extent of pre-trial enlistment -- 6 Making the 'bloody code'? Forgery legislation in eighteenth-century England -- 7 Mapping criminal law: Blackstone and the categories of English jurisprudence -- The map of English law -- Criminal vs. civil -- Pleas of the crown -- Public vs. private -- Part 3 Society -- 8 After Somerset: Mans field, slavery and the law in England, 1772-1830 -- The Somerset case -- Enslavement at Calabar -- The legal issues -- Avoiding the issues -- Interpreting Somerset: the role of the higher courts -- Interpreting Somerset: the role of the lower courts -- Abolition, propaganda and mythology -- 9 Religion and the law: evidence, proof and 'matter of fact', 1660-1700
'Matters of fact' and 'matters of law' -- Juries and witnesses -- The norm of impartiality -- Testimony, evidence and Restoration religious discourse -- 'Matter of fact' and the truth of Christianity -- Natural theology and matter of fact -- Mosaic accounts of Creation, the origin of mankind and the Deluge -- Witchcraft, spiritual phenomena and prodigies -- Conclusion -- 10 The press and public apologies in eighteenth-century London -- APPENDIX A -- 11 Origins of the factory acts: the Health and Morals of Apprentices Act, 1802 -- John M. Beattie's publications -- BOOKS -- ARTICLES -- Index
Summary This book is an invaluable account of crime, law, and society in eighteenth-century England
Analysis Electronic books
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ProQuest Ebook Central Rental
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Law -- Great Britain -- History
Criminal law -- Great Britain -- History
Law--Great Britain--History
Crime -- Great Britain -- History
Sociological jurisprudence
Soziale Situation.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Criminal law.
Social conditions.
Sociological jurisprudence.
Soziale Situation.
Great Britain -- Social conditions
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Landau, Norma
ProQuest (Firm)
LC no. 2002513368
ISBN 9780511148194 electronic bk
OTHER TI ProQuest Ebook Central