Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility

Domestic, Comparative and International Perspectives

Author: Professor Alan Reed,Professor Michael Bohlander

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409497828

Category: Law

Page: 410

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This book provides a leading point of reference in the field of partial defences to murder and with respect to the mental condition defences of loss of control and diminished responsibility in general. The work includes contributions from leading specialists from different jurisdictions. Divided into two parts, the first provides an analysis from the perspective of the UK, looking at particular concerns such as domestic violence, revenge and mixed motive killings, mistaken beliefs. The second part presents a comparative and international view to provide a wider background of how alternative systems treat issues of human frailty short of full insanity (loss of control, diminished responsibility) in the context of the criminal law.

Complete Public Law

Author: Lisa Webley,Harriet Samuels

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199694567

Category: Law

Page: 720

View: 8459

Complete Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials combines extracts from key primary and secondary materials with exceptionally clear and jargon-free text to provide a complete resource for the student new to the study of constitutional and administrative law.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191611964

Category: Political Science

Page: 976

View: 595

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

Around Tombstone

Ghost Towns and Gunfights

Author: Jane Eppinga

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738571270

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 2766

The communities that once surrounded the infamous Wild West town of Tombstone, including Dos Cabezas, Fairbank, Gleeson, Pearce, Courtland, Charleston, and Milltown, are now mostly ghosts of their former selves. These rich mining towns had promising futures when they were first established, but many experienced only fleeting boom times, like Courtland, a promising copper camp that survived only 12 years. During its short existence, the town of Charleston, founded in 1879 as a milling site for ore from Tombstone's silver mines, was every bit as wild and rowdy as its neighbor. There was corruption in the region too. Dos Cabezas's Mascot Mine became part one of the largest stock scandals of the time when it was exposed around 1900. Today this fascinating, rough-and-tumble history lives on primarily in faded memories, crumbling remnants on the outskirts of Tombstone, and in vintage photographs gathered together in this volume.

Law and Government in England during the Long Eighteenth Century

From Consent to Command

Author: D. Lemmings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230354408

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 1915

Over the long eighteenth century English governance was transformed by large adjustments to the legal instruments and processes of power. This book documents and analyzes these shifts and focuses upon the changing relations between legal authority and the English people.

The Judicial Branch of State Government

People, Process, and Politics

Author: Sean O. Hogan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097511

Category: Law

Page: 433

View: 8400

Offers an introduction to the role of the stae courts, describes how they function, and explains the importance of the state level of the judiciary where nearly ninety-seven percent of all legal cases in the United States are settled.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Quebec and the Canadas

Author: George Blaine Baker,Donald Fyson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442670061

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 7622

The essays in this volume deal with the legal history of the Province of Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, and the Province of Canada between the British conquest of 1759 and confederation of the British North America colonies in 1867. The backbone of the modern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, this geographic area was unified politically for more than half of the period under consideration. As such, four of the papers are set in the geographic cradle of modern Quebec, four treat nineteenth-century Ontario, and the remaining four deal with the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes watershed as a whole. The authors come from disciplines as diverse as history, socio-legal studies, women’s studies, and law. The majority make substantial use of second-language sources in their essays, which shade into intellectual history, social and family history, regulatory history, and political history.

Petty Justice

Low Law and the Sessions System in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, 1785-1867

Author: Paul Craven

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442649917

Category: History

Page: 542

View: 8406

Until the late nineteenth-century, the most common form of local government in rural England and the British Empire was administration by amateur justices of the peace: the sessions system. Petty Justice uses an unusually well-documented example of the colonial sessions system in Loyalist New Brunswick to examine the role of justices of the peace and other front-line low law officials like customs officers and deputy land surveyors in colonial local government. Using the rich archival resources of Charlotte County, Paul Craven discusses issues such as the impact of commercial rivalries on local administration, the role of low law officials in resolving civil and criminal disputes and keeping the peace, their management of public works, social welfare, and liquor regulation, and the efforts of grand juries, high court judges, colonial governors, and elected governments to supervise them. A concluding chapter explains the demise of the sessions system in Charlotte County in the decade of Confederation.

The Principles of the Administrative Law of the United States

Author: Frank Johnson Goodnow

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584773480

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 7299

Goodnow, Frank J. The Principles of the Administrative Law of the United States. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1905]. xxvii, 480 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002042756. ISBN 1-58477-348-0. Cloth $110. * Reprint of first edition. A member of the Columbia faculty, Goodnow [1859-1939] was the first individual in the United States to hold a professorship in administrative law. His major work, this book analyzes the distinction between 'politics' and 'administration.' According to Goodnow, politics is concerned with policy and other expressions of state will. Administration is concerned with the faithful execution of enacted legislation. He observes that administration has a tendency to overstep this boundary and concedes that politics must therefore monitor administration to keep it in line with the people's will.

A Hundred Years of Quarter Sessions

The Government of Middlesex from 1660 to 1760

Author: E. G. Dowdell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107638143

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 3296

Originally published in 1932, this book examines the government of the county of Middlesex from 1660 to 1760. In this period, Middlesex was disadvantaged by its proximity to London, as overburdened Justices of the Peace ignored it for more pressing or urbane duties in the capital. At this time, the old Tudor system of governance was also falling into decay, leading the people to replace the law with more practical and direct forms of justice. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English legal history.

Shackleton on the Law and Practice of Meetings

Author: Frank Shackleton,Madeleine Cordes,Geraldine Caulfield

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 0414046617

Category: Corporate meetings

Page: 398

View: 4420

Shackleton is a practical reference guide on conducting meetings for legal professionals, company secretaries, administrators, directors, local authorities, etc. The title is required by private and public companies and government departments who need to be aware of the change in the rules that should be adhered to when conducting a meeting. It provides a clear explanation of the law with precedents and case material.

Cades Cove

Life Death Southern Appalachian Community

Author: Durwood Dunn

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572337648

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 445

Cades Cove The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937 Durwood Dunn Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award! Drawing on a rich trove of documents never before available to scholars, the author sketches the early pioneers, their daily lives, their beliefs, and their struggles to survive and prosper in this isolated mountain community, now within the confines of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In moving detail this book brings to life an isolated mountain community, its struggle to survive, and the tragedy of its demise. "Professor Dunn provides us with a model historical investigation of a southern mountain community. His findings on commercial farming, family, religion, and politics will challenge many standard interpretations of the Appalachian past." --Gordon B. McKinney, Western Carolina University. "This is a fine book. . . . It is mostly about community and interrelationships, and thus it refutes much of the literature that presents Southern Mountaineers as individualistic, irreligious, violent, and unlawful." —Loyal Jones, Appalachian Heritage. "Dunn . . . has written one of the best books ever produced about the Southern mountains." —Virginia Quarterly Review. "This study offers the first detailed analysis of a remote southern Appalachian community in the nineteenth century. It should lay to rest older images of the region as isolated and static, but it raises new questions about the nature of that premodern community." —Ronald D Eller, American Historical Review Not only is his book a worthy addition to the growing body of work recognizing the complexities of southern mountain society; it is also a lively testament to the value of local history and the variety of levels at which it can provide significant enlightenment." —John C. Inscoe,LOCUS

Europe and England in the Sixteenth Century

Author: T.A. Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134748191

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 2070

This innovative textbook uniquely combines an integrated survey of European and English history in the sixteenth century. The book is structured in three parts: the Western european Environment, The Rise of the Great Monarchies and the Crisis of the Great Monarchies. It covers political, social, religious and economic history from the late Renaissance to Mary Stuart and Philip II. It recognises the amount of common belief and interest between the British Isles and Western Europe in the century of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and indicates how events on one side of the Channel influenced those on the other side. Key Features: * colourful and informative biographical sketches of major figures * clearly structured genealogical charts, chronologies and full glossaries * surveys of changing historiograhical debates, including contemporary issues * documentary exercises related to examination questions * lavish illustrations including maps, tables, photographs and line drawings Drawing on many years of classroom experience, Terry Morris presents in a highly readable and concise format the essential elements of narrative and debate while also indicating routes to follow for deeper and more advanced study. The book will be essential reading for students of early modern history.