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: 019107764X

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 the Rights of People

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600996

Category:

Page: 464

View: 8140

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. Book I: Of the Rights of People covers the key topics of constitutional and public law. Blackstone's inaugural lecture 'On the Study of the Law' introduces a series of general essays on the nature of law, including a chapter on 'The Absolute Rights of Individuals' . This is followed by an extended account of England's political constitution. The various categories of people or subjects are then surveyed, with special attention to the rights and obligations of masters and servants, husbands and wives, parents and children, and lastly 'artificial persons', or corporations. In addition to David Lemmings' introduction to the volume, Book I includes an introduction from the General Editor Wilfrid Prest.

Preventive Justice

Author: Andrew Ashworth,Lucia Zedner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191021059

Category: Law

Page: 310

View: 9227

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

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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The Oxford Companion to Law

Author: David M. Walker

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1366

View: 8445

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

Author: Kermit Hall,David Scott Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 4054

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

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

View: 5415

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 Law Student's Helper

A Monthly Magazine for the Student in and Out of Law School

Author: William Cyrus Sprague,Griffith Ogden Ellis,Frederick R. Austin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5607

Studies in Justinian's Institutes

in memory of J.A.C. Thomas

Author: Peter Stein,Joseph Anthony Charles Thomas,A. D. E. Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Institutiones

Page: 209

View: 8812

The Monthly Review

Author: Ralph Griffiths,George Edward Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 4749

Johnson's New Universal Cyclopædia

A Scientific and Popular Treasury of Useful Knowledge

Author: Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 1896