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War Crimes Trials in the Netherlands East Indies by Fred L., III Borch War Crimes Trials in the Netherlands East Indies
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This book provides the first English language examination and analysis of the records of the Dutch war crimes tribunals from 1946-1949, which prosecuted more than 1000 Japanese soldiers and civilians for war crimes committed during the occupation of the Netherlands...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Battle for the Court Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy by Lawrence Baum, David, M.D Klein, Matthew J. Streb The Battle for the Court Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy
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Presents a systematic investigation into the effects of interest group involvement in the election of judges. Focusing on personal-injury law, the authors detail how interest groups mobilize in response to unfavourable rulings by state supreme courts, how their efforts influence...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Ancient Law, Ancient Society by Dennis P. Kehoe, Thomas McGinn Ancient Law, Ancient Society
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An engaging look at how ancient Greeks and Romans crafted laws that fit--and, in turn, changed--their worlds
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

The Law Book From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law by Michael H. Roffer The Law Book From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law

Join author Michael H. Roffer as he explores 250 of the most fundamental, far-reaching and often controversial cases, laws, and trials that have profoundly changed our world - for good or bad.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Spaces of Justice The Architecture of the Scottish Court by Peter Robson, Johnny Rodger The Spaces of Justice The Architecture of the Scottish Court
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This book traces the emergence of dedicated spaces for the administration of justice in Scotland. It examines the evolution of the architectural forms of the Scottish court, and the extent to which both changes in technology and commitment to cost...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

A History of Law in Europe From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century by Antonio (Universit... degli Studi di Milano) Padoa-Schioppa A History of Law in Europe From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

The first English translation of a comprehensive legal history of Europe, exploring the early middle ages to the twentieth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Defending Faith The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement by Daniel Bennett Defending Faith The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement

When the US Supreme Court held that bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution, Christian conservative legal organisations decried the ruling. Foreseeing an assault against Christians , Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver declared, We are entering a cultural civil war....
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/07/2017

Harry Roberts and Foxtrot One-One The Shepherd's Bush Massacre by Geoffrey Barton, Mike Waldren Harry Roberts and Foxtrot One-One The Shepherd's Bush Massacre
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The Shepherd's Bush Massacre, as the case became known, was one of the most notorious crimes of the last century. It led directly to the establishment of the Metropolitan Police firearm training arrangements reflected today.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

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Iterations of Law Legal Histories from India by Bhavani Raman Iterations of Law Legal Histories from India

This volume reflects a recent transformation of the concerns of social scientists regarding the legal history of South Asia. While, earlier, historians looked at the results rather than the performance of law, the concerns later shifted to unravelling the socioeconomic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Supreme Injustice Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court by Paul Finkelman Supreme Injustice Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court

In ruling after ruling, the three most important pre Civil War justices-Marshall, Taney, and Story-upheld slavery. Paul Finkelman establishes an authoritative account of each justice's proslavery position, the reasoning behind his opposition to black freedom, and the personal incentives that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland by Ian (University College Dublin) O'Donnell Justice, Mercy, and Caprice Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

The book is a work of criminal justice history that speaks to the emergence of a more humane Irish state - a close examination of the decision to grant clemency to those sentenced to death between 1923 and 1990, addressing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806 - 1918eine Dokumentensammlung Nebst Einfuhrungen 5. Band: Hessen-Homburg, Hohenzollern-Hechingen Und -Sigmaringen, Kurhessen Sowie Liechtenstein by Michael Kotulla Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806 - 1918eine Dokumentensammlung Nebst Einfuhrungen 5. Band: Hessen-Homburg, Hohenzollern-Hechingen Und -Sigmaringen, Kurhessen Sowie Liechtenstein

Der Band dokumentiert das Verfassungsrecht des Groherzogtums Berg und des Herzogtums Braunschweig nahezu luckenlos. Dabei werden die historischen Verfassungsdokumente aus rechtlicher, zeitlicher, territorial ubergreifender und entwicklungsgeschichtlicher Perspektive betrachtet. Enthalten sind insgesamt ca. 450 teilweise sehr heterogene Verfassungsdokumente, die das kurze...
Format: Book - Released: 11/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Scottish Legal History 1000-1707 by Andrew Simpson, Adelyn Wilson Scottish Legal History 1000-1707
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The roots of Scots law can be traced to the 1100s. How and why did that law come into being? How was it used in dispute resolution during the medieval and early modern periods? And how did its authority develop...
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/07/2017

American Smuggling as White Collar Crime by Lawrence Karson American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Maintenance in Medieval England by Jonathan Rose Maintenance in Medieval England

Identifying for the first time the true nature of maintenance, this study uses primary sources to reach new findings on its lawfulness.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950 by Niamh Howlin, Kevin Costello Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950
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This multi-disciplinary study considers the intersection between law and family life in Ireland from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Setting the law in its wider social historical context it traces marriage from its formation through to its breakdown....
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/06/2017

Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950 by Niamh Howlin, Kevin Costello Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950
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This multi-disciplinary study considers the intersection between law and family life in Ireland from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. An underlying theme is the way in which the law of the family in Ireland differed from the law...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2017

The Criminalization of Abortion in the West Its Origins in Medieval Law by Wolfgang P. Muller The Criminalization of Abortion in the West Its Origins in Medieval Law


Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2017

Taming the Past Essays on Law in History and History in Law by Robert W. (Stanford University, California) Gordon Taming the Past Essays on Law in History and History in Law
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A critical catalogue of how lawyers use history - as authority, as evocation of lost golden ages, as a nightmare to escape and as progress towards enlightenment.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/06/2017

Taming the Past Essays on Law in History and History in Law by Robert W. (Stanford University, California) Gordon Taming the Past Essays on Law in History and History in Law
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A critical catalogue of how lawyers use history - as authority, as evocation of lost golden ages, as a nightmare to escape and as progress towards enlightenment.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/06/2017

Great Christian Jurists in English History by R. H. Helmholz Great Christian Jurists in English History

Great Christian Jurists in English History comprises biographical portraits of leading jurists and judges assessing the influence of their Christianity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/06/2017

Homicide Justified The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the Atlantic World by Andrew T. Fede Homicide Justified The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the Atlantic World

Examines the laws concerning the murder of slaves by their masters and at how these laws were implemented. Andrew T. Fede cites a wide range of cases - across time, place, and circumstance - to illuminate legal, judicial, and other...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017

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