Is Killing People Right? : More Great Cases that Shaped the Legal World

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Is Killing People Right? : More Great Cases that Shaped the Legal World

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'Great cases' are those judicial decisions around which the common law pivots. In a sequel to the instant classic Is Eating People Wrong?, this book presents eight new great cases from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. Written in a highly accessible yet rigorous style, it explores the social circumstances, institutions (lawyers, judges and courts) and ordinary people whose stories shaped the law. Across the courts' diverse and uncoordinated attempts to adapt to changing conditions and shifting demands, it shows the law as the living, breathing and down-the-street experience it really is. Including seminal cases in end of life, abortion and equal rights, this is an ideal introduction for students to legal history and jurisprudence.

ISBN

9781107123861

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York

Keywords

Sociological jurisprudence; Law--Social aspects; Common law

Disciplines

Jurisprudence | Law and Society

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Hutchinson, Allan C. Is Killing People Right? : More Great Cases that Shaped the Legal World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Print.

Is Killing People Right? : More Great Cases that Shaped the Legal World

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