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Glanville Llewelyn Williams 1911–1997

P. R. Glazebrook

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0021
Subject:
History, Historiography

Glanville Williams was an eminent jurist, specialising in criminal law, the publication of whose Criminal Law: The General Part in 1953 transformed scholarly and professional attitudes to its ... More


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


The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1871

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1871, parliamentary opinion in Britain insisted that the criminal law should be strong enough to ensure that those individuals or groups of individuals who chose not to belong to trade unions or ... More


Reforming Labour Law, 1873–1874

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Robert Lowe, who became secretary of the Home Office of Britain in August 1873, prepared a comprehensive settlement of the Trades Union Congress's (TUC) grievances during his brief tenure by drafting ... More


The Gas Stokers’ Case and the Freedom to Strike

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the ruling issued by Sir William Brett in R v Bunn and Others (the gas stokers' case) and its implications for Britain's trade unions and their freedom to strike. Whatever its ... More


China

Andrew Boutros

in From Baksheesh to Bribery: Understanding the Global Fight Against Corruption and Graft

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190232399
eISBN:
9780190232412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190232399.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Company and Commercial Law

China’s anti-corruption legislation prohibits both official corruption and commercial bribery. China is a civil law country. It does not have a uniform national anti-corruption law yet, and the ... More


Statutory Rape and Defilement in Ireland: Recent Developments

Finbarr McAuley

in Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640706
eISBN:
9780748651450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640706.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter deals with key aspects of the criminal law relating to sexual offences against children. It sets out the legal regime governing statutory rape under the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1935; ... More


Full Defence by Counsel

David J. A. Cairns

in Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800–1865

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262848
eISBN:
9780191682414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262848.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the enactment and the implementation of the Prisoners' Counsel Act. The first two sections of this chapter outline the course of the debate and introduce the Criminal Law ... More


Blueprints for International Criminal Courts and Their Political Rejection in the 1920s

Mark A. Lewis

in The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660285
eISBN:
9780191757716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660285.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

At the Paris Peace Conference, liberal internationalists maintained that the international system could be regulated by a new League of Nations and an international court to settle political ... More


Mass Incarceration, Executions, and Gun Violence in “the Land of the Free”

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Mass incarceration exists in America on a scale unmatched in global history. America is also the only Western democracy that has not abolished the death penalty; and one of the nations that execute ... More


The Exclusionary Rules against Illegally Obtained Evidence

Jiahong He

in Back from the Dead: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856618
eISBN:
9780824868703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856618.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In the third case of “back from the dead,” Zhao Zuohai was arrested for murdering a villager in1998 and convicted in 2002. In 2010, after the “victim” came back alive to the village, a retrial ... More


The Political Economy of Criminal Law and Procedure: The Pessimists’ View

Richard H. Mcadams

in Criminal Law Conversations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199861279
eISBN:
9780190260071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents an authoritative overview of the political economy of criminal law and procedure, with particular emphasis on Bill Stuntz's critique of the modern American criminal justice ... More


“Not With My Tax Money”: The Problem of Justifying Government Subsidies for the Arts

Joel Feinberg

in Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155266
eISBN:
9780199833177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155262.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This article takes up the issue of governmental subsidies of the arts, an issue that parallels an examination of governmental restraints on liberty in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law. In the ... More


The Struggle for Political Representation: Labour Candidates and the Liberal Party, 1868–76

James Owen

in Labour and the Caucus: Working-Class Radicalism and Organised Liberalism in England, 1868-1888

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319440
eISBN:
9781781387207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319440.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, by examining both parliamentary and local elections between 1868 and 1876, demonstrates how working-class candidates could adapt their attitude towards local Liberalism depending on the ... More


Criminal Law as an Efficiency-Enhancing Device: The Contribution of Gary Becker

Alon Harel

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

This chapter explores the contributions of Gary Becker to criminal law and points out its limitations. In Becker’s view, crime ought to be understood as a rational behavior on the part of criminals ... More


William Schabas: Portrait of a Scholar/Activist Extraordinaire

Roger S. Clark

in Arcs of Global Justice: Essays in Honour of William A. Schabas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190272654
eISBN:
9780190272685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272654.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The introduction by Roger Clark presents the early life of William Schabas, and some of the influences that must have shaped his career. It offers in Section II of this portrait some ruminations ... More


Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the Bikindi case in detail, along with some necessary context. Having offered a brief overview of the Rwandan genocide, it summarizes the history and structure of the ... More


Contemporary International Tribunals: Jurisprudential Cross-Fertilization in the Case-Law of International Tribunals in Their Common Mission of Realization of Justice

Antônio Augusto and Cançado Trindade

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190923846
eISBN:
9780190923860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923846.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

More recently, jurisprudential cross-fertilization has kept on being pursued in particular by international human rights tribunals and international criminal tribunals. This is reassuring, as, ... More


The Reduction of Punishment in a Case of Doubt

Jiahong He

in Back from the Dead: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856618
eISBN:
9780824868703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856618.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In another case of “back from the dead,” She Xianglin was convicted of murdering his wife in 1994 and sentenced to death, though this sentence was later commuted to fifteen years' imprisonment. In ... More


The Origins of Different Penological Identities

Michele Pifferi

in Reinventing Punishment: A Comparative History of Criminology and Penology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198743217
eISBN:
9780191803079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743217.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter examines the causes of the formation of two different penological identities in Europe and the United States and their characteristics, focusing on the distinction between US pragmatism ... More


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