ISBN : 9780199656561
English Legal System in Context takes a unique and highly praised analytical approach to the subject of the English Legal System. Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, illustrating the link between theory and practice, while the concise and engaging style enables students to have an excellent understanding of the subject as a whole. A wide range of traditional core areas are covered in the text, such as the courts, case law, legal professionals and civil and criminal proceedings. However, the authors also discuss areas such as the role of private policing and the work of non-police agencies, giving students a balanced overview of the subject area. Additionally, the text provides a wealth of references for students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the legal system. With a clear and logical structure, this perceptive and wide ranging text provides a unique introduction to the English Legal System.
1. What is 'the English legal system'?
2. The significance of courts
3. Courts in 'the English legal system'
5. English legal reasoning: the use of case law
6. English legal reasoning: reading statutes
7. The university law school and law students
8. Solicitors and barristers
9. Judges and judging
10. The civil court in action
11. Alternative dispute resolution
12. Private security and other non-police agencies
13. The public police: uncovering crime and powers of stop and search
14. Arrest and detention
16. The magistrates' court
17. The Crown Court