The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial

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The adversary system of trial, the defining feature of the Anglo-American legal procedure, developed late in English legal history. For centuries defendants were forbidden to have legal counsel, and lawyers seldom appeared for the prosecution either. Trial was meant to be an occasion for the defendant to answer the charges in person. The transformation from lawyer-free to lawyer-dominated criminal trial happened within the space of about a century, from the 1690's to the 1780's. This book explains how the lawyers captured ...

The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial 2005, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199287239

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The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial 2003, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199258888

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