When these three volumes first appeared in 1883 they were regarded as the best modern history of English criminal law ever. Stephen's discussion covers criminal responsibility, offences against the state, libel, the criminal jurisdiction of the Privy Council and offences against religion. As a practising lawyer and judge, it is the insights gained from Stephen's own experience that give an added practical dimension to this work. As well as his accounts of the history of the branches of the law, Stephen gives several fascinating analyses of famous trials, and explores the relation of madness to crime and the relation of law to ethics, physiology, and mental philosophy.
Series: Making of the British Legal System S.
Number Of Pages: 1703
Published: 4th December 1996
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 2.87