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Legal History

  • Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36by Galen Broeker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    In this book which was first published in 1970, author Galen Broeker traces the events of a crucial period in the struggle of the British government to bring law and order to rural Ireland. He demonstrates that throughout the forty years following the union a major challenge to government in Ireland was the sporadic violence that seemed endemic to... more...

  • Policing the Victorian Communityby CAROLYN STEEDMAN

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    The year 1856 saw the first compulsory Police Act in England (and Wales). Over the next thirty years a class society came to be policed by a largely working-class police. This book, first published in 1984, traces the process by which men made themselves into policemen, translating ideas about work and servitude, about local government and local community,... more...

  • Crime, Justice and Public Order in Old Regime Franceby Julius R. Ruff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This title, first published in 1984, is a case study of crime and criminal justice in rural, southwestern France in the last century of the Old Regime. Based on extensive research in criminal court records, often the only documentary evidence of the poor and illiterate, the study is a valuable addition both to our knowledge of Old Regime society and... more...

  • Understanding the Nature of Lawby Michael Giudice

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Understanding the Nature of Law explores methodological questions about how best to explain law. Among these questions, one is central: is there something about law which determines how it should be theorized? This novel book explains the importance of conceptual explanation by situating its methods and goals in relation to, rather than in competition... more...

  • Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britainby Victor Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    In the years between 1750 and 1868, English criminal justice underwent significant changes. The two most crucial developments were the gradual establishment of an organised, regular police, and the emergence of new secondary punishments, following the restriction in the scope of the death penalty. In place of an ill-paid parish constabulary, functioning... more...

  • Constitutional Personae: Heroes, Soldiers, Minimalists, and Mutesby Cass R. Sunstein

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Since America's founding, the U.S. Supreme Court had issued a vast number of decisions on a staggeringly wide variety of subjects. And hundreds of judges have occupied the bench. Yet as Cass R. Sunstein, the eminent legal scholar and bestselling co-author of Nudge, points out, almost every one of the Justices fits into a very small number of types... more...

  • European Legal Cultures in Transitionby Åse B. Grødeland; William L. Miller

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 124.00

    Provides a novel methodological approach to the study of popular and professional legal culture within the European context. more...

  • The Law of the Landby Charles Rembar

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Finalist for the National Book Award: A fascinating history of Anglo-American law from one of its most important practitioners What do the thoughts of a ravenous tiger have to do with the evolution of America?s legal system? How do the works of Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven relate to corporal punishment? In The Law of the Land , Charles... more...

  • Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepersby Paul H Robinson; Sarah M. Robinson

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 32.95

    It has long been held that humans need government to impose social order on a chaotic, dangerous world. How, then, did early humans survive on the Serengeti Plain, surrounded by faster, stronger, and bigger predators in a harsh and forbidding environment? Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepers examines an array of natural experiments and accidents of human... more...

  • Operation Greylordby Terrence Hake; Wayne Klatt

    American Bar Association 2015; US$ 9.99

    Operation Greylord was the longest and most successful undercover investigation in FBI history, and the largest corruption bust ever in the U.S. It resulted in bribery and tax charges against 103 judges, lawyers, and other court personnel, and, eventually, more than seventy indictments. And it was led by Terrence Hake, a young assistant prosecutor... more...