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The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England

The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England

Book IV: Of Public Wrongs

  • Author: William Blackstone
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191077658
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 450
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Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. In the final volume of the Commentaries Blackstone presents a comprehensive and critical overview of English criminal law and procedure, prefaced by a discussion of the philosophical and basis of the criminal justice system. His final chapter 'On the Rise, Progress, and Gradual Improvements, of the Laws of England' provides a fitting historical conclusion to the work as a whole.

Commentaries on the Laws of England - Of Public Wrongs

Commentaries on the Laws of England - Of Public Wrongs

  • Author: William Blackstone
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019960102X
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  • Page: 448
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Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. In the final volume of the Commentaries Blackstone presents a comprehensive and critical overview of English criminal law and procedure, prefaced by a discussion of the philosophical and basis of the criminal justice system. His final chapter 'On the Rise, Progress, and Gradual Improvements, of the Laws of England' provides a fitting historical conclusion to the work as a whole.

Commentaries on the Laws of England (of Public Wrongs)

Commentaries on the Laws of England (of Public Wrongs)

  • Author: William Blackstone
  • Publisher: Standard Publications Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781594625558
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 608
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Commentaries on the Laws of England are an treatise on the common law of England by Sir William Blackstone. The Commentaries are considered as the leading work on the development of English law and also they played a great role in the development of the American legal system. The Commentaries were influential mainly because they were in fact readable, and because they met a need. The work is as much an apologia for the legal system of the time as it is an explanation; even when the law was obscure, Blackstone sought to make it seem rational, just, and inevitable that things should be how they were.

Preventive Justice

Preventive Justice

  • Author: Andrew Ashworth,Lucia Zedner
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191021059
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 310
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This book arises from a three-year study of Preventive Justice directed by Professor Andrew Ashworth and Professor Lucia Zedner at the University of Oxford. The study seeks to develop an account of the principles and values that should guide and limit the state's use of preventive techniques that involve coercion against the individual. States today are increasingly using criminal law or criminal law-like tools to try to prevent or reduce the risk of anticipated future harm. Such measures include criminalizing conduct at an early stage in order to allow authorities to intervene; incapacitating suspected future wrongdoers; and imposing extended sentences or indefinate on past wrongdoers on the basis of their predicted future conduct - all in the name of public protection and security. The chief justification for the state's use of coercion is protecting the public from harm. Although the rationales and justifications of state punishment have been explored extensively, the scope, limits and principles of preventive justice have attracted little doctrinal or conceptual analysis. This book re-assesses the foundations for the range of coercive measures that states now take in the name of prevention and public protection, focussing particularly on coercive measures involving deprivation of liberty. It examines whether these measures are justified, whether they distort the proper boundaries between criminal and civil law, or whether they signal a larger change in the architecture of security. In so doing, it sets out to establish a framework for what we call 'Preventive Justice'.

Blackstone and Oxford

Blackstone and Oxford

An Exhibition Held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, on the Occasion of the Bicentenary of Sir William Blackstone, 1723-1780

  • Author: Bodleian Library
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 43
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English Literature and Books Printed in England Prior to 1800

English Literature and Books Printed in England Prior to 1800

  • Author: Maggs Bros
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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The Oxford companion to law

The Oxford companion to law

  • Author: David M. Walker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1366
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Legal terms are defined, concepts and principles explained, and notable judges and jurists portrayed from the origins of the Western legal tradition in ancient Greece and Rome to the present

The Oxford companion to American law

The Oxford companion to American law

  • Author: Kermit Hall,David Scott Clark
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 912
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The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.

Public Wrongs, Private Actions

Public Wrongs, Private Actions

Civil Lawsuits to Recover Stolen Assets

  • Author: Jean-Pierre Brun,Pascale Helene Dubois,Emile van der Does de Willebois,Jeanne Hauch,Sarah Jais,Yannis Mekki,Anastasia Sotiropoulou,Katherine Rose Sylvester,Mahesh Uttamchandani
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 1464803730
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 156
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Over the last decade, the topics of corruption and recovery of its proceeds have steadily risen in the international policy agenda, with the entry into force of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2005, the Arab Spring in 2011, and most recently a string of scandals in the financial sector. As states decide how best to respond to corruption and recover assets, the course of action most often discussed is criminal investigation and prosecution rather than private lawsuits. But individuals, organizations, and governments harmed by corruption are also entitled to recover lost assets and/or receive compensation for the damage suffered. To accomplish these goals of recovery and compensation, private or 'civil' actions are often a necessary and useful complement to criminal proceedings. This study explores how states can act as private litigants to bring lawsuits to recover assets lost to corruption.

The History of Legal Education in the United States

The History of Legal Education in the United States

Commentaries and Primary Sources

  • Author: Steve Sheppard
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: 9780893563325
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1206
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