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Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial, 1800-1865
     

Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial, 1800-1865

by David John Cairns, David J. A. Cairns
 

The modern adversarial criminal trial emerged from the punitive and procedural upheaval in the criminal law of the first half of the nineteenth century. This is the first scholarly work to analyse the practice of advocacy and to identify its significance for the administration of justice. The topics discussed include the increasing sophistication of prosecution and

Overview

The modern adversarial criminal trial emerged from the punitive and procedural upheaval in the criminal law of the first half of the nineteenth century. This is the first scholarly work to analyse the practice of advocacy and to identify its significance for the administration of justice. The topics discussed include the increasing sophistication of prosecution and defence advocacy, the beginnings of modern professional ethics and the conscious rationalisation of adversary procedure as the best means to discover the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198262848
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History Series
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1700L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

David Cairns is a practices international commercial arbitration with B Cremades Y Asociados in Madrid. He studied at the universities of Canterbury, Toronto and Cambridge.

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