The second edition much enlarged and continued down to this time, to which is added a table referring to all the statutes relating to a justice of the peace / by E. Bohun. - London : Printed by the assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins, Esquires, for M. Gillyflower ..., Isaac Cleave ..., and W. Freeman ..., 1696.
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Early Justice in an Ancient CountyThe Middlesex SessionsPrisons and BridewellsUxbridge Magistrates in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth CenturyThe Uxbridge Justices'A Suitable Home for Justice'Magistrates in a New Urban WorldMeeting the Demands of Increasing Business.
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Tells the history of just one of the magistrates' courts in England and Wales. This work looks at the underlying backdrop of a part of the country: Middlesex, London and Westminster that is central to the English legal system. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The connection between Middlesex, London and Westminster means that it is packed with facts about such well known interesting places and events as: Old Bailey, Newgate Prison, Coldbath Fields, Hicks's Hall, Ludgate Prison, the start of the Metropolitan Police, Tothill Fields, Tyburn, the Gordon Riots, Clerkenwell explosion and Middlesex. Guildhall is now scheduled as the home of the new UK Supreme Court...to mention just a few such items. From former times to the present day: plus 100 years at the Uxbridge Courthouse. It looks at justice ancient and modern, imprisonment, bridewells, 'houses of correction' and intriguing cases from the archives - the life and times of a part of Middlesex and the justices of the peace who gave up their time to public service. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
When Trevor Grove was called up for Jury service he became so intrigued with the justice system that he wrote a successful book about it - The Juryman's Tale. Now he's joined the magistracy and gives a fascinating, funny and insightful account of just how the magistracy works at a time of great change. Lay magistrates deal with more than 95 per cent of all criminal cases in England and Wales, yet they are all volunteers, drawn from local communities, with no legal training or special qualifications, and are not paid a penny for what they do. Astonishingly little is known about what it is like to serve as a magistrate. (Each year 5,000 people apply to become magistrates; only 25 per cent are successful.) This book is the first for many years to shed light on the experience. Interweaving his own personal experience of becoming a magistrate in north London with general observations, relevant interviews and a little history, Trevor Grove takes us on a fascinating journey into this extraordinary and unique institution. He has visited courts all over the country to talk to magistrates and observe how crimes and criminals differ from region to region, and how the 'benches' dealing with them differ too. He has visited jails and Young Offenders' Institutions and he has interviewed all of the principal players, from the Lord Chief Justice and Home Secretary, to more integral characters such as justices' clerks, ushers, probation officers, local police and offenders. His journey uncovers a remarkable act of national faith in the good sense of ordinary people, which says a great deal more about the strength and health of our democracy than is sufficiently appreciated. (source: Nielsen Book Data)