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Juries in Ireland : Laypersons and Law in the Long Nineteenth Century (Hardcover) (Niamh Howlin)

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In the 18th and 19th centuries a wide range of legal issues were decided, not by professional judges, but by panels of laypersons. This book considers various categories of jury, including trial jury, the coroner's jury, the grand jury, the special jury and the manor court jury. It also examines some lesser-known types of jury such as the market jury, the wide-streets jury, the lunacy jury, the jury of matrons and the valuation jury. Who were the men (or women) qualified to serve on these juries, and how could they be compelled to act? What were their experiences of the justice system, and how did they reach their decisions? The book also analyzes some of the controversies associated with the Irish jury system during the period, and examines problems facing the jury system, including the intimidation of jurors; bribery and corruption; jurors delivering verdicts against the weight of evidence and jurors refusing to carry out their duties. It evaluates public and legal perceptions of juries and contrasts the role of the 19th-century jury with that of the 21st century. (Series: Irish Legal History Society, Vol. 27) [Subject: Legal History, Jury Selection, 18th & 19th Century, History, Modern History, Socio-Legal Studies, Irish Studies]
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Niamh Howlin
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2017
TCIN: 52817081
UPC: 9781846826214
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-4237
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