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NCJ Number: 118280 Find in a Library
Title: Open Criminal Justice
Author(s): E Gabbay
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: E & J Gabbay
London, SW16 2SB, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9501448-8-6
Sale Source: E & J Gabbay
251 Leigham Court Road
London, SW16 2SB,
United Kingdom
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This analysis of British trials, other court proceedings, and sentencing explains the roles of different courts, the jury system, the types of mitigating factors considered, and the appellate system.
Abstract: The types of cases handled by the magistrates' court, the juvenile court, and the crown courts and the levels of the appellate system are outlined. The concept of the open courtroom, the steps involved in criminal cases, and the philosophies underlying the justice system are also discussed. Types of factors involved in mitigation in common offenses of dishonesty and common violent offenses are listed. The role of the jury, the appellate courts, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Magistrates' courts, and the High Court of Justice are explained. Applicable judicial decisions are highlighted throughout the discussion. Index and table of cases.
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): England; Foreign judicial systems
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