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Jackson's Machinery of Justice

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ISBN-10: 0521317673

ISBN-13: 9780521317672

Edition: 8th 1989 (Revised)

Authors: J. R. Spencer

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First published in 1940, R.M. Jackson's Machinery of Justice in England long has been established as the classic text on the subject, unparalleled in its lucidity, breadth of treatment, and critical engagement with the issues involved. For this eighth edition, J.R. Spencer has undertaken a further full-scale revision, incorporating such major recent innovations as the Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 and the Prosecution of Offences Act of 1985.
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Book details

List price: $52.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/27/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

List of figures
List of tables
Preface to the first edition of 'The Machinery of Justice in England'
Historical introduction
The courts
The common law
Trial at common law
Civil jurisdiction
Civil law and criminal law
County courts
The High Court
The Queen's Bench Division
Ordinary civil actions
Commercial cases: the Commercial Court
The Admiralty Court
Appellate jurisdiction
Supervisory jurisdiction
The Chancery Division
The Family Division
The mode of trial
Complaints about the civil courts
The enforcement of judgments and orders
The Civil Division of the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
The creation of tribunals
The Franks Committee
Tribunals today
Adjudication under the social security system
The National Health Service
Mental Health Review Tribunals
Industrial tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal
Immigration appeals
Rent Tribunals and Rent Assessment Committees
The Lands Tribunal
Tax Commissioners
Professional and other organisations
The Restrictive Practices Court
Royal Commissions and committees of inquiry
The distinction between ministers' decisions, tribunals and law courts
Control by the law courts
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration
Criminal jurisdiction
Courts with original criminal jurisdiction
The Crown Court
Magistrates' courts
Coroners' Courts
Courts with appellate criminal jurisdiction
The process of prosecution
Investigation and interrogation: the police
The Crown Prosecution Service
The decision to prosecute
The position of the defendant
Legal advice and representation
Knowing the case that must be met
Criminal procedure
Guilty pleas - plea bargaining
The rules of criminal evidence
The place of the victim
The process of sentencing (including probation)
Juvenile courts
The matrimonial jurisdiction of magistrates - the Domestic Court
The personnel of the law
Legal education
Should the profession continue to be divided into barristers and solicitors?
Lay justices and stipendiary magistrates
The appointment of justices
The training of justices
The retirement and removal of justices
Stipendiary magistrates
Justices' clerks and court clerks
The Magistrates' Association
The administration of the courts
The European dimension
The European Convention on Human Rights
The European Economic Community
The impact of Europe on the English legal system
The cost of the law
The finances of the law courts
Legal aid
Legal advice and assistance
Legal aid for proceedings in civil courts
Legal aid in criminal proceedings
The duty solicitor scheme
Future prospects for legal aid
Law reform
The process of law reform
The minister responsible
Deciding what needs to be done
Getting the proposals enacted
The Report of the Civil Justice Review
Table of Cases cited
Table of Statutes cited
Table of Stationery Office publications cited