Policing and Prosecution in Britain, 1750-1850

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Policing and Prosecution in Britain, 1750-1850

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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

1989

Publisher

Clarendon Press

City

Oxford, United Kingdom

Keywords

Police--History--18th century; Police--History--19th century; Prosecution--History--18th century; Prosecution--History--19th century; Great Britain

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Hay, C. Douglas, and Francis G. Snyder. Policing and Prosecution in Britain, 1750-1850. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. Print.

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