Peter King, "Crime and Law in England, 1750-1840: Remaking Justice from the Margins"
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521129540 | edition 2010 | PDF | 368 pages | 1,29 mb
How was law made in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Through detailed studies of what the courts actually did, Peter King argues that parliament and the Westminster courts played a less important role in the process of law making than is usually assumed. Justice was often remade from the margins by magistrates, judges and others at the local level. His book also focuses on four specific themes - gender, youth, violent crime and the attack on customary rights.