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Introduction

Huw Pryce

in Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The relationship of Welsh law to the Catholic Church was characterized by co-operation rather than conflict. In terms of both textual production and legal practice, cyfraith Hywel relied — albeit to ... More


‘When the Kissing has to Stop’: Children, Sexual Behaviour, and the Criminal Law

Heather Keating

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

There are, perhaps, few areas where our confused and conflicting constructions of childhood are brought into such profound tension as that concerning the law relating to consensual sexual behaviour ... More


The Great American Crime Decline

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181159
eISBN:
9780199944132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181159.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The major lesson from the 1990s is that relatively superficial changes in the character of urban life can be associated with up to 75% drops in the crime rate. Crime can drop even if there is no ... More


On Defence as the Stronger Form of War

Jon Sumida

in Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232024
eISBN:
9780191716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232024.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Confusion about the meaning of On War is in large part attributable to the failure to recognize the importance of Clausewitz's contention that defence is a stronger form of war than offence. This ... More


Offences Against the Person

Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses historical developments in the law of offences against the person. These are considered in three distinct groupings: (1) non-fatal assaults and wounding; (2) sexual offences; ... More


The Roots of Collective Action

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on the roots of collective action in the 19th century begins with a discussion of the condition of labour. It then discusses the development of criminal offences relating to ... More


Application, Implementation, and Enforcement

Geoffrey Blest

in War and Law since 1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206996
eISBN:
9780191677427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206996.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the application of laws according to the mixture of elements in each particular case: the nature of the situation which makes application of international humanitarian law ... More


The Right to Security Beyond the ASBO

Peter Ramsay

in The Insecurity State: Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199581061
eISBN:
9780191741005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581061.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews the protection of a right to security by the wider criminal legislation enacted by successive New Labour governments. It includes in turn the other Civil Preventive Orders that ... More


The Rightful Domain of the Criminal Law

Charles A. Erin

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a lay perspective on the law, and constitutes a plea for consistency in the law, or, at the very least, a plea for reasonable explanation and resolution of why the ... More


The Role of Other International Crimes

Dr. David Nersessian

in Genocide and Political Groups

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588909
eISBN:
9780191594557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588909.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter explores the relationship between genocide and other offences under international law, focusing on crimes against humanity (e.g., extermination, torture, and other forms of group ... More


The Basic Organizing Distinctions of Current Law

Paul H. Robinson

in Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258865
eISBN:
9780191681875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258865.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the basic organising distinctions of current law. The most basic of this organising distinction is between offences and defences, but that distinction is problematic when one ... More


Marriage And Divorce

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The lack of a systematic account of marriage and divorce in biblical law means drawing on a wide range of legal materials in order to reconstruct what the typical practice might have been in biblical ... More


Sexual Offenses

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on Leviticus 20, which considers a range of sexual behaviors, including rape, adultery, incest, homosexual sex, and bestiality. It argues that biblical law does not have a ... More


Hate Speech in the United Kingdom: An Historical Overview

Sir David Williams QC

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter aims to outline briefly the emergence of statutory offences of incitement against the background of sedition and blasphemy at common law. The emphasis is on the law of England and Wales ... More


Pitcairn Island Law: A Peculiar Case of the Diffusion of the Common Law

Gordon Woodman

in Justice, Legality and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Pitcairn Prosecutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers some of the difficulties in determining what was the law of Pitcairn at the time the offences were committed and tried. The law of Pitcairn is not necessarily the same as the ... More


Culpable Action

Alan Brudner

in Punishment and Freedom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199207251
eISBN:
9780191705502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207251.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter develops from legal retributivism an account of the culpable action requirement of criminal liability and elaborates the implications of that account for perennial problems in criminal ... More


Liability for Public Welfare Offences

Alan Brudner

in Punishment and Freedom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199207251
eISBN:
9780191705502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207251.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The question for discussion in this chapter is: under what substantive constraints can autonomous agents be penalized for a public welfare offence? The chapter offers a nonutilitarian justification ... More


Virginia Woolf and Offence

HERMIONE LEE

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The extracts from Virginia Woolf's writings are quite offensive. The quotations showed feelings and attitudes which are given free play in her diaries and letters and which make themselves felt, less ... More


Trials (1722–1728)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Curll in his forties, having little push and resilience. It notes that the fracas concerning the works of Buckingham had ended up with an order that he should kneel before the ... More


A Question of Violence

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Consideration of public order or disorder has pervaded the field of 15th-century English history since the time of Charles L. Kingsford. Unfortunately, neither contemporary thinkers nor historians ... More


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