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Conclusion

Kevin Jon Heller

in The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199554317
eISBN:
9780191728624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554317.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This concluding chapter ends the book by summarizing the lessons of the previous chapters and asking whether the trials were successful. It covers issues such as retributive justice, documentary ... More


The Dilemma of Cicero’s Speech for Ligarius

P. Johnson Jeffrey

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assesses the strategy used by Cicero in his forensic speech for Quintus Ligarius. Because of the difficulties of this speech, that strategy is not readily apparent. Through a close ... More


‘Wrongful’ Acquittals and ‘Unduly Lenient’ Sentences—Misconceived Problems that Provoke Unjust Solutions

Michael Tonry

in Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199696796
eISBN:
9780191742293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696796.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses an oddly neglected but equally important question in sentencing theory, namely why the wealth of attention rightly given to wrongful convictions has not also been awarded to ... More


The Right to Appeal

Stefan Trechsel

in Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271207
eISBN:
9780191709623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271207.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

The scope of the guarantee with respect to the right to appeal as part of criminal proceedings differs in the texts of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the European ... More


The Rules of Trial, Political Morality, and the Costs of Error: Or, Is Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Doing More Harm than Good?

Larry Laudan

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606443
eISBN:
9780191729683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606443.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the thesis that the use of the standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt for trying those accused of violent crimes — especially if such defendants already have a history of ... More


“If Innocents Should Suffer”

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Mrs. Rudd's acquittal and the papers interpreted it as the product of a technicality, the result of confusion on the part of the jurors. It notes that the world remained ... More


Standing Up for Justice: The Challenges of Trying Atrocity Crimes

Theodor Meron

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198863434
eISBN:
9780191895852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863434.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book discusses international criminal justice. While many books on this topic have focused on crimes and procedures, this book deals with process and the judicial function, the rule of law and ... More


Post-Traumatic Inspiration

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The grueling hours between court and set weighed heavily on Buzz. The legal expense, the pages of billing minutiae to the quarter hour, came due on the heels of Buzz's $95,000 settlement. Giesler's ... More


Commentary

T. N. Mitchell

in Cicero: Verrines II.I

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856682537
eISBN:
9781800343085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856682537.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers commentary on Cicero's Verrines II, Book 1. It begins with the prefatory review of the importance of the case and the villainy of the accused, Caius Verres, joined to reassertions ... More


The English Criminal Trial: The Credits and the Debits *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

It is of great public importance that those who have committed crimes, other than the most trivial, should be apprehended, tried, and ... More


Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries

James M. Donovan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833636
eISBN:
9781469604404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895771_donovan
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book takes a comprehensive approach to the history of the jury in modern France by investigating the legal, political, sociocultural, and intellectual aspects of jury trial from the Revolution ... More


The Consequences of Disclosure in the Public Interest

Yvonne Cripps

in The Golden Metwand and the Crooked Cord: Essays in Honour of Sir William Wade QC

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264699
eISBN:
9780191682766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264699.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Professor Sir William Wade played a pivotal role in the Ponting case when he was called by Counsel for the defence as an expert witness on the constitution. There can be little doubt that Sir ... More


Towards an Objectivist Law of Attempts

R. A. Duff

in Criminal Attempts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262688
eISBN:
9780191682384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262688.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues in favour in the objectivist view of the law of attempts. It suggests that liability in criminal attempts should significantly be based on the objective, or the actual results, of ... More


An Honorable Murderer

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's role as part of the defense team for Congressman Daniel Sickles, who was charged with the murder of Philip Barton Key. In February 1859, Samuel F. ... More


When Justice is Done: The ICTY and the Post-trial Phase

Joris van Wijk and Barbora Holá

in Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198862956
eISBN:
9780191895531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862956.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Until 2017 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has acquitted eighteen and convicted eighty-two individuals, of whom the vast majority have been given determinate ... More


The Second Trial

Frank Noack

in Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167008
eISBN:
9780813167794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the second trial conducted against Harlan after the prosecution insisted on a revision. When he is acquitted for a second time, Senator Erich Lüth becomes Germany’s most ... More


The Fair Lunatic

Carole Haber

in The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607580
eISBN:
9781469612539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607580.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes events following Laura Fair's acquittal. In the decade following her release, Laura's behavior only seemed to reinforce the widely shared view that she was simply the most bold ... More


Introduction: Invisible Innocence

Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell

in Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732175
eISBN:
9780814725344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732175.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter provides an overview of people's understanding of acquittals. One of the sources of this understanding comes from a study of nearly four thousand mid-twentieth-century ... More


Screening for Innocence

Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell

in Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732175
eISBN:
9780814725344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732175.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the process of screening the innocent from the guilty. The United States currently employ a two-tier approach to the problem of sorting the innocent from the guilty following ... More


Conclusion

Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell

in Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732175
eISBN:
9780814725344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732175.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter concludes that empirical research cannot certainly establish that many of the acquitted are innocent. Overall, jury acquittals appear to be rational responses to the evidence presented ... More


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