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Jackson's Machinery of Justice - J. R. Spencer

Jackson's Machinery of Justice

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Published: 3rd April 1989
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First published in 1940, R.M. Jackson's Machinery of Justice in England long has been established as the classic text on the subject, unparalleled in its lucidity, breadth of treatment, and critical engagement with the issues involved. For this eighth edition, J.R. Spencer has undertaken a further full-scale revision, incorporating such major recent innovations as the Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 and the Prosecution of Offences Act of 1985.

'Professor Jackson's robust and lucid style distinguishes [this book] from all its rivals. Here is a man who not only knows his own mind but is prepared to reveal it with vigour and clarity. The principal strengths of the book lie in its clear presentation of the subject, often tracing its development over the years, and above all in its critical appraisal ... the quality of Jackson's Machinery of Justice is so conspicuous that it rightly ranks as a classic of modern legal writing. It is the definitive answer to anyone who questions whether the English legal system is suitable for academic study, and those who reard the legal system as one of their sustained work over the years.' The Times Higher Education Supplement ' ... the work remains the classic textbook in this field for the law student, the interested layman and the foreign reader, all of whom will find a concise and remarkably accurate and readable account of the way in which justice is administered in England.' New Law Journal

Acknowledgementsp. viii
List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. x
Prefacep. xi
Preface to the first edition of 'The Machinery of Justice in England'p. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xv
Historical introduction
The courtsp. 3
The common lawp. 11
Trial at common lawp. 19
Civil jurisdiction
Civil law and criminal lawp. 27
County courtsp. 30
The High Courtp. 36
The Queen's Bench Divisionp. 43
Ordinary civil actionsp. 43
Commercial cases: the Commercial Courtp. 44
The Admiralty Courtp. 46
Appellate jurisdictionp. 47
Supervisory jurisdictionp. 48
The Chancery Divisionp. 51
The Family Divisionp. 56
The mode of trialp. 69
Complaints about the civil courtsp. 79
The enforcement of judgments and ordersp. 86
The Civil Division of the Court of Appeal and the House of Lordsp. 90
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Councilp. 98
Arbitrationp. 101
Tribunals
The creation of tribunalsp. 107
The Franks Committeep. 112
Tribunals todayp. 118
Adjudication under the social security systemp. 119
The National Health Servicep. 123
Mental Health Review Tribunalsp. 124
Industrial tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunalp. 127
Immigration appealsp. 131
Rent Tribunals and Rent Assessment Committeesp. 133
The Lands Tribunalp. 135
Tax Commissionersp. 136
Professional and other organisationsp. 137
The Restrictive Practices Courtp. 138
Royal Commissions and committees of inquiryp. 141
The distinction between ministers' decisions, tribunals and law courtsp. 144
Control by the law courtsp. 152
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Administrationp. 164
Criminal jurisdiction
Courts with original criminal jurisdictionp. 171
The Crown Courtp. 176
Magistrates' courtsp. 183
Coroners' Courtsp. 194
Courts with appellate criminal jurisdictionp. 197
The process of prosecutionp. 213
Investigation and interrogation: the policep. 217
The Crown Prosecution Servicep. 227
The decision to prosecutep. 237
The position of the defendantp. 240
Legal advice and representationp. 241
Knowing the case that must be metp. 245
Bailp. 248
Criminal procedurep. 255
Guilty pleas - plea bargainingp. 260
The rules of criminal evidencep. 265
The place of the victimp. 268
The process of sentencing (including probation)p. 272
Juvenile courtsp. 305
The matrimonial jurisdiction of magistrates - the Domestic Courtp. 317
The personnel of the law
Solicitorsp. 327
Barristersp. 336
Legal educationp. 345
Should the profession continue to be divided into barristers and solicitors?p. 353
Judgesp. 362
Juriesp. 382
Lay justices and stipendiary magistratesp. 402
The appointment of justicesp. 404
The training of justicesp. 408
The retirement and removal of justicesp. 410
Stipendiary magistratesp. 412
Justices' clerks and court clerksp. 415
The Magistrates' Associationp. 419
The administration of the courtsp. 421
The European dimension
The European Convention on Human Rightsp. 429
The European Economic Communityp. 434
The impact of Europe on the English legal systemp. 440
The cost of the law
The finances of the law courtsp. 443
'Costs'p. 449
Legal aidp. 463
Legal advice and assistancep. 464
Legal aid for proceedings in civil courtsp. 468
Legal aid in criminal proceedingsp. 473
The duty solicitor schemep. 479
Future prospects for legal aidp. 482
Law reform
The process of law reformp. 493
The minister responsiblep. 497
Deciding what needs to be donep. 499
Getting the proposals enactedp. 506
The Report of the Civil Justice Reviewp. 511
Table of Cases citedp. 520
Table of Statutes citedp. 523
Table of Stationery Office publications citedp. 527
Indexp. 534
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ISBN: 9780521317672
ISBN-10: 0521317673
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 3rd April 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: Revised