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Justice, Mercy, and Caprice - Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland (Hardcover): Ian O'Donnell Justice, Mercy, and Caprice - Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland (Hardcover)
Ian O'Donnell
R1,496 Discovery Miles 14 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice is a work of criminal justice history that speaks to the gradual emergence of a more humane Irish state. It is a close examination of the decision to grant clemency to men and women sentenced to death between the end of the civil war in 1923 and the abolition of capital punishment in 1990. Frequently, the decision to deflect the law from its course was an attempt to introduce a measure of justice to a system where the mandatory death sentence for murder caused predictable unfairness and undue harshness. In some instances the decision to spare a life sprang from merciful motivations. In others it was capricious, depending on factors that should have had no place in the government's decision-making calculus. The custodial careers of those whose lives were spared repay scrutiny. Women tended to serve relatively short periods in prison but were often transferred to a religious institution where their confinement continued, occasionally for life. Men, by contrast, served longer in prison but were discharged directly to the community. Political offenders were either executed hastily or, when the threat of capital punishment had passed, incarcerated for extravagant periods. This book addresses issues that are of continuing relevance for countries that employ capital punishment. It will appeal to scholars with an interest in criminal justice history, executive discretion, and death penalty studies, as well as being a useful resource for students of penology.

Loix Municipales Et  conomiques Du Languedoc, Ou Recueil Des Ordonnances,  dits, D clarations Tome 6 (French, Paperback): France Loix Municipales Et conomiques Du Languedoc, Ou Recueil Des Ordonnances, dits, D clarations Tome 6 (French, Paperback)
France
R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Association Litt raire Et Artistique Internationale, Son Histoire, Ses Travaux, 1878-1889 ( d.1889) (French, Paperback, 1889... Association Litt raire Et Artistique Internationale, Son Histoire, Ses Travaux, 1878-1889 ( d.1889) (French, Paperback, 1889 ed.)
Collectif
R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Histoire de la L�gislation Romaine Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'� La L�gislation Moderne. 2e �dition (French,... Histoire de la L�gislation Romaine Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'� La L�gislation Moderne. 2e �dition (French, Paperback)
Ortolan J. L. E.
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Histoire de la L�gislation Romaine Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'� La L�gislation Moderne, Suivie (French, Paperback):... Histoire de la L�gislation Romaine Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'� La L�gislation Moderne, Suivie (French, Paperback)
Ortolan J. L. E.
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Proc s de M. Bertin A n , R dacteur En Chef Et G rant Responsable Du Journal Des D bats (French, Paperback): Louis-Francois... Proc s de M. Bertin A n , R dacteur En Chef Et G rant Responsable Du Journal Des D bats (French, Paperback)
Louis-Francois Bertin
R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Les R les d'Ol ron, Publi s d'Apr s Deux Manuscrits Des Archives Municipales de Bayonne (French, Paperback):... Les R les d'Ol ron, Publi s d'Apr s Deux Manuscrits Des Archives Municipales de Bayonne (French, Paperback)
Francois-Saint-Maur-E-M
R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Chronique Du Crime Et de l'Innocence (�d.1833) (French, Paperback, 1833 ed.): Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Champagnac Chronique Du Crime Et de l'Innocence (�d.1833) (French, Paperback, 1833 ed.)
Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Champagnac
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Histoire de la L gislation Romaine. 9e  dition. Tome 3 (French, Paperback): Ortolan J. L. E. Histoire de la L gislation Romaine. 9e dition. Tome 3 (French, Paperback)
Ortolan J. L. E.
R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Loix Municipales Et  conomiques Du Languedoc, Ou Recueil Des Ordonnances,  dits, D clarations Tome 7 (French, Paperback): France Loix Municipales Et conomiques Du Languedoc, Ou Recueil Des Ordonnances, dits, D clarations Tome 7 (French, Paperback)
France
R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Histoire de la L gislation Romaine. 9e  dition. Tome 2 (French, Paperback): Ortolan J. L. E. Histoire de la L gislation Romaine. 9e dition. Tome 2 (French, Paperback)
Ortolan J. L. E.
R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Causes C l bres de Tous Les Peuples Tome 5 (French, Paperback): Fouquier a. Causes C l bres de Tous Les Peuples Tome 5 (French, Paperback)
Fouquier a.
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Causes C�l�bres de Tous Les Peuples. Armand. La Pommerais.(�d.1858-1867) (French, Paperback, 1858-1867 ed.): Armand... Causes C�l�bres de Tous Les Peuples. Armand. La Pommerais.(�d.1858-1867) (French, Paperback, 1858-1867 ed.)
Armand Fouquier
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Causes C l bres de Tous Les Peuples Tome 7 (French, Paperback): Fouquier a. Causes C l bres de Tous Les Peuples Tome 7 (French, Paperback)
Fouquier a.
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
La F odalit  Et Le Droit Civil Fran ais ( d.1862) (French, Paperback, 1862 ed.): Gustave D. Espinay La F odalit Et Le Droit Civil Fran ais ( d.1862) (French, Paperback, 1862 ed.)
Gustave D. Espinay
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
L'Histoire Compar e Du Droit Et l'Expansion Coloniale de la France (French, Paperback): Emile Jobbe Duval L'Histoire Compar e Du Droit Et l'Expansion Coloniale de la France (French, Paperback)
Emile Jobbe Duval
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Histoire de la L�gislation Romaine. 9e �dition. Tome 1 (French, Paperback): Ortolan J. L. E. Histoire de la L�gislation Romaine. 9e �dition. Tome 1 (French, Paperback)
Ortolan J. L. E.
R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Le Homestead, Le Foyer de Famille Insaississable (French, Paperback): Corniquet-L-A Le Homestead, Le Foyer de Famille Insaississable (French, Paperback)
Corniquet-L-A
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Curiosit�s Judiciaires Et Historiques Du Moyen �ge. Proc�s Contre Les Animaux (�d.1858) (French, Paperback, 1858 ed.):... Curiosit�s Judiciaires Et Historiques Du Moyen �ge. Proc�s Contre Les Animaux (�d.1858) (French, Paperback, 1858 ed.)
Baconniere De Salverte a.
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Proc s Du G n ral Cambronne, Contenant Toutes Les Pi ces de la Proc dure (French, Paperback): Evariste Dumoulin Proc s Du G n ral Cambronne, Contenant Toutes Les Pi ces de la Proc dure (French, Paperback)
Evariste Dumoulin
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Judge Thelton Henderson, Breaking New Ground (Hardcover): Richard B Kuhns Judge Thelton Henderson, Breaking New Ground (Hardcover)
Richard B Kuhns
R764 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R169 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Making Money - Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (Hardcover): Christine Desan Making Money - Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (Hardcover)
Christine Desan
R1,485 Discovery Miles 14 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Money travels the modern world in disguise. It looks like a convention of human exchange - a commodity like gold or a medium like language. But its history reveals that money is a very different matter. It is an institution engineered by political communities to mark and mobilize resources. As societies change the way they create money, they change the market itself - along with the rules that structure it, the politics and ideas that shape it, and the benefits that flow from it. One particularly dramatic transformation in money's design brought capitalism to England. For centuries, the English government monopolized money's creation. The Crown sold people coin for a fee in exchange for silver and gold. 'Commodity money' was a fragile and difficult medium; the first half of the book considers the kinds of exchange and credit it invited, as well as the politics it engendered. Capitalism arrived when the English reinvented money at the end of the 17th century. When it established the Bank of England, the government shared its monopoly over money creation for the first time with private investors, institutionalizing their self-interest as the pump that would produce the money supply. The second half of the book considers the monetary revolution that brought unprecedented possibilities and problems. The invention of circulating public debt, the breakdown of commodity money, the rise of commercial bank currency, and the coalescence of ideological commitments that came to be identified with the Gold Standard - all contributed to the abundant and unstable medium that is modern money. All flowed as well from a collision between the individual incentives and public claims at the heart of the system. The drama had constitutional dimension: money, as its history reveals, is a mode of governance in a material world. That character undermines claims in economics about money's neutrality. The monetary design innovated in England would later spread, producing the global architecture of modern money.

History of Law and Economics (Hardcover): Henry N. Butler, Jonathan Klick History of Law and Economics (Hardcover)
Henry N. Butler, Jonathan Klick
R6,530 Discovery Miles 65 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dedicated to the late Henry G. Manne, this authoritative collection surveys the development of law and economics both as a scholarly field and as an educational program. Starting as a niche area, centered primarily at the University of Chicago, law and economics has grown to be the dominant field in US legal scholarship. The influential articles presented in this volume trace that development from the mid-20th century through to today, focusing on both the personalities who laid the groundwork for the field's success and the intellectual debates that fueled its growth. Together with an original introduction by the editors, this collection is a valuable research tool for academics and students interested in the history of law and economics.

The Ouija Board Jurors - Mystery, Mischief and Misery in the Jury System (Paperback): Jeremy Gans The Ouija Board Jurors - Mystery, Mischief and Misery in the Jury System (Paperback)
Jeremy Gans
R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Ouija board jury incident of 1994 is one of the most disconcerting in English legal history, possibly (says the author) 'the nadir of reported juror misbehaviour in the 20th-century'. But, as Professor Jeremy Gans shows, in an era of soundbites it has been distorted by the media whilst even eminent lawyers have sometimes got the story wrong. In this first full-length treatment he emphasises the known facts, the constitutional dilemma of investigating even bizarre jury misbehaviour and how the trial involved one of the most serious murder cases of the decade in which two people were shot in cold blood. Stephen Young's conviction after a re-trial is still claimed to be a miscarriage of justice by some people, as to which Gans puts forward his own ingenious solution. But quite apart from analysing the facts of R v Young, this book is a tour de force on jury misbehaviour in which the author also examines the implications for example of winks and nods, research by jurors, speaking or listening out of turn, going to sleep during the hearing or falling in love with one of the advocates. Amusing at first sight, such events involve deep questions of law, practice and democratic involvement in the Criminal Justice process. Far from being a mere anecdote, the case of the Ouija board jurors, the misconceptions about it and the issues it leads to deserve close study by anyone who is even remotely interested in jury trial. The first full length treatment of an iconic case. Dispels the myths that have built-up around it. Looks at other instances of jury misbehaviour. Shows how the courts and Parliament have wrestled with problems of this kind. A first-rate analysis of a baffling double murder.

Professional Autonomy and the Public Interest - The Barristers' Society and Nova Scotia's Lawyers, 1825-2005... Professional Autonomy and the Public Interest - The Barristers' Society and Nova Scotia's Lawyers, 1825-2005 (Hardcover)
Barry Cahill
R1,591 Discovery Miles 15 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Formed in 1825, the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is the second-oldest law society in common-law Canada, after the Law Society of Ontario. Yet despite its founders' ambitions, it did not become the regulator of the legal profession in Nova Scotia for nearly seventy-five years. In this institutional history of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society from its inception to the Legal Profession Act of 2005, Barry Cahill provides a chronological exploration of the profession's regulation in Nova Scotia and the critical role of the society. Based on extensive research conducted on internal documents, legislative records, and legal and general-interest periodicals and newspapers, Professional Autonomy and the Public Interest demonstrates that the inauguration of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society was the first giant step on the long road to self-regulation. Highlighting the inherent tensions between protection of professional self-interest and protection of the larger public interest, Cahill explains that while this radical innovation was opposed by both lawyers and judges, it was ultimately imposed by the Liberal government in 1899. In light of emerging models of regulation in the twenty-first century, Professional Autonomy and the Public Interest is a timely look back at the origins of professional regulatory bodies and the evolution of law affecting the legal profession in Atlantic Canada.

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