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Adultery, Sex Offenses, and the Criminal Evidence Act of 1898

Wendie Ellen Schneider

in Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300125665
eISBN:
9780300216554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125665.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Nearly fifty years passed between the reform allowing parties to testify in civil cases and the Criminal Evidence Act of 1898 that allowed defendants to testify in criminal cases. This delay was a ... More


Law and Morality: Essays in Applied Ethics

V. S. Soloviev

in Politics, Law, and Morality: Essays by V.S. Soloviev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300079951
eISBN:
9780300128376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300079951.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The essay included here discusses the social, historical, and theoretical foundations of law and morality in the context of applied ethics. It offers an argument that reconciles the demands of ... More


Guilty Minds

Anne C. Dailey

in Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300188837
eISBN:
9780300190083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188837.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the puzzling question of why an otherwise rational person would voluntarily confess to a crime, knowing full well that the state will punish in return. Even more puzzling is the ... More


Reversing

F.H. Buckley

in The American Illness: Essays on the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300175219
eISBN:
9780300195071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175219.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the faults and changes sought in American private and criminal law. It discusses constitutional infirmities and the reversibility of presidential government. The chapter also ... More


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