Thesis / Dissertation

An Empire of Conduct: On the Jurisprudence of Criminal Procedure

Thomas James Andrews, Peter Rush (ed.)

Published : 2020


Criminal procedure describes the conduct of lawful conduct. This thesis addresses how criminal procedure came to be the preponderant way through which the conduct of law was expressed and represented. A jurisprudential shift in procedure was accompanied by the recruitment of the criminal law into the administration of the British Empire. The argument of the thesis is that this emergence and subsequent transformation is a product of the practical involvement of a series of jurists of criminal law with imperial administration. These jurists include Jeremy Bentham, Thomas Macaulay, Henry Maine, and James Fitzjames Stephen. The thesis follows the jurisprudential writings of these thinkers and th..

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