Conan Doyle for the Defense
The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer
In 1908, a wealthy woman was murdered in her Glasgow home. Oscar Slater, a German Jewish immigrant, was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. Convinced of his innocence, Arthur Conan Doyle deployed the methods of his fictional detective to prove it. Written with the verve of a whodunnit, this book follows his efforts to secure the man’s freedom. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland
Volume 2, Boundaries, Behaviours and Bodies
In this second volume of their study of police courts and the administration, experience, impact and representation of summary justice in 19th-century Scotland, the authors examine, through a number of case studies, how these civic and judicial institutions regulated everyday activities, pastimes and cultures.
Magna Carta, Religion and the Rule of Law
With contributions from distinguished theologians, historians, a Lord Chief Justice and a Chief Rabbi, this volume of 19 conference papers and commissioned essays focuses on the enduring power of Magna Carta, the influence of Stephen Langton in its formulation, and its narratives of faith and governance – in the 13th century and through changing concepts of civil society to the present day.
The Justice Women
The Female Presence in the Criminal Justice System 1800–1970
Today we are accustomed to seeing female police officers, barristers and judges, but this only came about through more than a century of struggle. This absorbing book traces the history of the fight for equality and professional status through the lives of pioneering women in the legal system. They include Edith Smith, the first woman police officer to be sworn in, Lilian Wyles, the first female chief inspector, and the remarkable judge Rose Heilbron.
Hepple and Matthews' Tort Law
Cases and Materials (Seventh Edition)
This seventh edition of the classic casebook on tort law retains the features that have made it such a popular and respected text. Taking a broadly contextual approach, it addresses all the main topics in tort law and provides extensive commentary, questions and notes supplementing the selection of cases and statutes which form the core of the book.
Sex and Punishment
Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire
Sex is one of the most powerful human drives, and societies have sought to regulate it since the dawn of history. Meticulous, scholarly, yet laced with spicy anecdote, this chronological survey ranges from the brutal impalement of an adulteress in Mesopotamia to the trials of Oscar Wilde. Peopled with transvestites, rent boys, royal mistresses and gay charioteers, it demonstrates how what is 'normal' in one age is forbidden in another, exposing the futility of such attempts to constrain human sexuality.