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The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial (Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History)

 
 
 
 
The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial (Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History)
Author: John H. Langbein
ISBN 13: 9780199287239
ISBN 10: 199287236
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $60.00
 
 

The lawyer-dominated adversary system of criminal trial, which now typifies practice in Anglo-American legal systems, developed in England in the eighteenth century. Using hitherto unexplored sources from London's Old Bailey Court, Professor Langbein shows how and why lawyers were able to capture the trial, and he supplies a path-breaking account of the formation of the law of criminal evidence.