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By Mitchel P. Roth

Coupling historic research with contemporary developments, Crime and Punishment: A background of the legal Justice System, 2nd Edition grants a finished exam of the background of the legal justice system--from its roots within the historical global and nice Britain throughout the twenty first Century impression of terrorism and white collar crime on legal justice associations, together with the courts, police, and prisons.

Written through a historian and criminologist, the ebook demonstrates how historical past has formed the current legal justice method and the way it impacts public coverage being demonstrated this day. It deals exciting perception into the people--such as Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover--and events--like the Innocence Project--that impacted the evolution of the yankee procedure. It additionally examines the problems not easy today's approach, similar to Ponzi schemes, scientific marijuana, the second one likelihood Act, faith-based tasks, felony gangs, and masses extra.

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FROM CUSTOMS TO CODES statutes. Justinian added so many statutes himself in the intervening years that the final product issued in 534 became known as the Code of Justinian. Under the supervision of Tribonian, Roman law was simplified, particularly in situations concerning property and inheritance. This was necessary to eliminate the impact of ancient customs and the power of the extended family in property matters. Tribonian also was charged with condensing and revising more than three million lines of judicial decisions into a more usable form.

Not everyone could plead his or her case before a jury court. Only free male citizens of full Athenian parentage on both sides of the family were allowed to address the courts. Foreigners Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. FROM CUSTOMS TO CODES were tried before special courts, slaves could not testify at all, and women were represented by a male relative. Judicial procedure for most crimes except for homicide relied on juries ranging in size from 201 to 2,501 jurors, depending on the importance of the case.

May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 18 CHAPTER 1 the penalty was not prescribed by law. Under Athenian law, the jury was allowed to decide a penalty of its own and could choose between penalties proposed by the prosecution and the defense. Socrates could have avoided the death penalty if he had proposed banishment. The jury most probably would have accepted. Despite the urgings of his friends to take this way out, Socrates insisted that if he took exile, he would betray his beliefs and would be admitting that the prosecution had spoken the truth.

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