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Crime Courtrooms And The Public Sphere In Britain 1700 1850

Author : David Lemmings
ISBN : 9781317157953
Genre : History
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Modern criminal courts are characteristically the domain of lawyers, with trials conducted in an environment of formality and solemnity, where facts are found and legal rules are impartially applied to administer justice. Recent historical scholarship has shown that in England lawyers only began to appear in ordinary criminal trials during the eighteenth century, however, and earlier trials often took place in an atmosphere of noise and disorder, where the behaviour of the crowd - significant body language, meaningful looks, and audible comment - could influence decisively the decisions of jurors and judges. This collection of essays considers this transition from early scenes of popular participation to the much more orderly and professional legal proceedings typical of the nineteenth century, and links this with another important shift, the mushroom growth of popular news and comment about trials and punishments which occurred from the later seventeenth century. It hypothesizes that the popular participation which had been a feature of courtroom proceedings before the mid-eighteenth century was not stifled by ’lawyerization’, but rather partly relocated to the ’public sphere’ of the press, partly because of some changes connected with the work of the lawyers. Ranging from the early 1700s to the mid-nineteenth century, and taking account of criminal justice proceedings in Scotland, as well as England, the essays consider whether pamphlets, newspapers, ballads and crime fiction provided material for critical perceptions of criminal justice proceedings, or alternatively helped to convey the official ’majesty’ intended to legitimize the law. In so doing the volume opens up fascinating vistas upon the cultural history of Britain’s legal system over the ’long eighteenth century'.

The Majesty Of The People

Author : Georgina Green
ISBN : 9780199689064
Genre : History
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In looking closely at how theories about the role of the intellectual or the writer are developed as part of the 1790s' contestation of the concept of the majesty of the people, this book contributes to understanding of authorship and the rise of 'culture' in this period. The book focuses on the writing of figures that advance various conceptions of the role of the intellectual in relation to the Majesty of the People. It proceeds via an analysis of the concept ofthe Majesty of the People in the writing of six figures sympathetic to reform in the 1790s: John Thelwall, Thomas Paine, Helen Maria Williams, William Godwin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and WilliamWordsworth. These enquiries demonstrate the impact of the idea of the Majesty of the People in the 1790s and in emerging conceptions of the role of culture in society.

The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of Crime And Criminal Justice

Author : Paul Knepper
ISBN : 9780199352340
Genre : Law
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The historical study of crime has expanded in criminology during the past few decades, forming an active niche area in social history. Indeed, the history of crime is more relevant than ever as scholars seek to address contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. Thus, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of recent developments across both fields. Chapters examine existing research, explain on-going debates and controversies, and point to new areas of interest, covering topics such as criminal law and courts, police and policing, and the rise of criminology as a field. This Handbook also analyzes some of the most pressing criminological issues of our time, including drug trafficking, terrorism, and the intersections of gender, race, and class in the context of crime and punishment. The definitive volume on the history of crime, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal history.

Crime And Punishment In Early Modern Russia

Author : Nancy Kollmann
ISBN : 9781107025134
Genre : History
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Magisterial account of criminal law in early modern Russia in a wider European and Eurasian context.

Police Courts In Nineteenth Century Scotland Volume 1

Author : Professor Susan Broomhall
ISBN : 9781472400666
Genre : History
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Taking the form of two companion volumes, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland represents the first major investigation into summary justice in Scottish towns, c.1800 to 1892. Volume 1, with the subtitle Magistrates, Media and the Masses, provides an institutional, social and cultural history of the establishment, development and practice of police courts. It explores their rise, purpose and internal workings, and how justice was administered and experienced by those who attended them in a variety of roles.

The British And Their Laws In The Eighteenth Century

Author : David Lemmings
ISBN : 1843831589
Genre : History
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"New analysis and interpretation of law and legal institutions in the long eighteenth century"--Provided by publisher.

Emotions And Social Change

Author : David Lemmings
ISBN : 9781135006358
Genre : Social Science
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This edited collection takes a critical perspective on Norbert Elias’s theory of the "civilizing process," through historical essays and contemporary analysis from sociologists and cultural theorists. It focuses on changes in emotional regimes or styles and considers the intersection of emotions and social change, historically and contemporaneously. The book is set in the context of increasing interest among humanities and social science scholars in reconsidering the significance of emotion and affect in society, and the development of empirical research and theorizing around these subjects. Some have labeled this interest as an "affective turn" or a "turn to affect," which suggests a profound and wide-ranging reshaping of disciplines. Building upon complex theoretical models of emotions and social change, the chapters exemplify this shift in analysis of emotions and affect, and suggest different approaches to investigation which may help to shape the direction of sociological and historical thinking and research.

The Dignity Of Working Men

Author : Michèle LAMONT
ISBN : 9780674039889
Genre : Social Science
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Identity Crime And Legal Responsibility In Eighteenth Century England

Author : D. Rabin
ISBN : 9780230505094
Genre : History
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During the eighteenth century English defendants, victims, witnesses, judges, and jurors spoke a language of the mind. With their reputations or lives at stake, men and women presented their complex emotions and passions as grounds for acquittal or mitigation of punishment. Inside the courtroom the language of excuse reshaped crimes and punishments, signalling a shift in the age-old negotiation of mitigation. Outside the courtroom the language of the mind reflected society's preoccupation with questions of sensibility, responsibility, and the self.

A Poverty Of Imagination

Author : David Stoesz
ISBN : 0299169545
Genre : Business & Economics
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Tracing the roots of recent US reforms to the early days of the war on poverty, this work describes a social welfare system grown inept, corrupt, and susceptible to conservative redesign. It focuses on the economic barriers impeding movement out of poverty into the American mainstream.

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