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Author Langbein, John H.
Title The origins of adversary criminal trial / John H. Langbein.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005, 2003.

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Series Oxford studies in modern legal history
Oxford studies in modern legal history.
Subject Criminal procedure -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Defense (Criminal procedure) -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Prosecution -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Evidence, Criminal -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Trials -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Adversary system (Law) -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 354 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The lawyer-free criminal trial -- The Treason Trials Act of 1696: the advent of defense counsel -- The prosecutorial origins of defense counsel -- The law of criminal evidence -- From altercation to adversary trial.
Summary The lawyer-dominated adversary system of criminal trial, which now typifies practice in Anglo-American legal systems, was developed in England in the 18th century. This text shows how and why lawyers were able to capture the trial.
Access Access restricted to Ryerson students, faculty and staff.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0199258880
9780199258888
9780191718137
0191718130
9780199287239 (print)
0199287236 (print)
OCLC # 588502303
Additional Format Print version: Langbein, John H. Origins of adversary criminal trial. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 9780199287239 (OCoLC)60512598