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NCJ Number: 118520 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Law and Justice: Essays from the W.G. Hart Workshop, 1986
Editor(s): I H Dennis
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 253
Sponsoring Agency: Sweet and Maxwell
London, NW3 3PF, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-421-37770-4
Sale Source: Sweet and Maxwell
Marketing Director
100 Ave. Road
London, NW3 3PF,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: These 14 essays focus on some of the problems involved in the proposed codification of British criminal laws and some of its wider implications for the criminal justice process.
Abstract: Individual papers examined the history and future of the current codification process, division of decisionmaking responsibility between the judge and the jury, and basic issues in the construction of criminal culpability in the draft legislation. These include the elements of offenses and defenses, terminology related to fault, the insanity defense, and the treatment of fatal and nonfatal personal offenses. Other papers examine the problems involved in policy research, the regulation of discretion in pretrial decisions, discretion at the post-conviction stage, and the use of sentencing guidelines. Chapter notes and index.
Main Term(s): Criminal codes
Index Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Law reform
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