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Policing and Prosecution in Britain, 1750-1850
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  • C. Douglas Hay, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
  • Francis G. Snyder
Description
Until recently, English law was distinctive because it provided for the police, rather than public prosecutors, to prosecute the accused. The 1986 creation of the Crown Prosecution Service changed the old system which had evolved over two centuries. Here, Hay and Snyder show how that old system emerged, and explore its place in state power, class relations, and constitutional theory. They examine the origins of police prosecutorial power, its social significance and features, and its evolution in comparison with policing in Scotland and Ireland.
ISBN
0198229992
Publication Date
1-1-1989
Publisher
Clarendon Press
Keywords
  • Police--History--18th century,
  • Police--History--19th century,
  • Prosecution--History--18th century,
  • Prosecution--History--19th century,
  • Great Britain
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Bibliographic Citation
Hay, C. Douglas, and Francis G. Snyder. Policing and Prosecution in Britain, 1750-1850. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. Print.

Citation Information
C. Douglas Hay and Francis G. Snyder. Policing and Prosecution in Britain, 1750-1850. Oxford, United Kingdom(1989)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/douglas_hay/36/