• Legal history

      Famous Cases

      Nine Trials That Changed the Law

      by Brian Block (Author), John Hostettler (Author)

      The authors of this work have assembled the background to a selection of leading cases in English Law. From the Mareva case (synonymous with a type of injunction) to Lord Denning's classic ruling in the High Trees House case (the turning point for equitab

    • Penology & punishment

      Hanging in the Balance

      A History of the Abolition of Capital Punishment in Britain

      by Brian P. Block (Author), John Hostettler (Author)

      "Hanging in the Balance" traces the History of capital punishment in the United Kingdom from ancient times to the modern day - through periods of reform until hanging for murder was finally abolished by Parliament in 1969. It describes in detail the Parli

    • Prisons

      Pain and the Pride

      Life Inside the Colorado Boot Camp

      by Brian Block (Author)

      Covers various aspects of the regime at Buena Vista, Colorado. This book contains a comparison based on the experimental regime at Britain's Thorn Cross young offender institution (the British boot camp). It is useful to people and practitioners across a

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