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    Murder Trials in Ireland, 1836-1914 (Irish Legal History Society) (Hardback) By (author) W. E. Vaughan

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    DescriptionThe book describes how the courts dealt with murder, beginning with the coroner's inquest and ending with the conviction and hanging of the murderer. Between these two points the exquisite, almost balletic, procedure, of the courts and their officers is described, the Crown's case against the prisoner is analyzed, and the prisoner's defense is discussed. Magistrates, policemen, crown solicitors, witnesses, jurors, judges, and hangmen make their appearances. The prisoners, whose silence before and during their trials was their most notable characteristic in the nineteenth-century courts, make their apperances too, but not as prominently as their judicial custodians, until they finally and briefly come into the limelight on the gallows. An implicit theme of the book is the apparent contradiction between the apparent simplicity of the courts' procedures and the complexity of the rules that determined their operation. The book relies on a range of printed primary sources, such as newspapers, parliamentary papers, law reports, and legal textbooks, and on MS sources in the National Archives such as the Convict Reference Files.

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    Murder Trials in Ireland, 1836-1914
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W. E. Vaughan
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 430
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846821585
    ISBN 10: 1846821584

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17780
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, LAW027000
    DC22: 349.417, 345.4170252309034
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    LC classification: KDK102 .V38 2009
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    Thema V1.0: LNF, JKVP, NHD
    Four Courts Press Ltd
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    Four Courts Press Ltd
    Publication date
    23 October 2009
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