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Entries Categorized: Criminal law (535)

 

 

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2011 Riots

How Commentators Explained the 2011 Riots in England Neal Hazel, from the University of Salford, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category "Crime and Society," under the title "How Commentators Explained the 2011 Riots in [...]

Categories: Commercial Law, Criminal law, R, and su1. Tags: RI.



Abduction of women

Abduction of women in the Business Encyclopaedia and Legal Adviser Based on the Business Encyclopaedia and Legal Adviser , by W.S.M. Knight, Barrister –at – Law. Abduction of women.—By an old statute, three years' imprisonment is the punishment of any man who carries away a nun from [...]

Categories: A, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: AB.



Account of Profits

Definition of Account of Profits In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Account of Profits : A remedy that a claimant can claim as an alternative to damages in certain circumstances, e.g. in an action for breach of *copyright. A successful claimant is [...]

Categories: A, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, su1, and Y. Tags: AC, Intellectual Property Law, and Short Read.



Acquittal

Acquittal in the Business Encyclopaedia and Legal Adviser Based on the Business Encyclopaedia and Legal Adviser , by W.S.M. Knight, Barrister –at – Law. Acquittal - In the case of a verdict of not guilty; or of a successful plea of pardon; or of a successful plea of autrefois convict or [...]

Categories: A, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: AC, Legal Practice Terms, and Scotland .



Action Crimes

Definition of Action Crimes The components of a criminal offence are the actus reus and the mens rea. Definitions of particular crimes The criminal law of England1 is not codified, but is composed of a large number of enactments resting on a basis of common law. A very large part is [...]

Categories: A, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: AC and Legal Practice Terms.



Adjudication

Definition of Adjudication In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Adjudication : 1. The formal judgment or decision of a court or tribunal. 2. A decision by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue as to the amount (if any) of *stamp duty payable on a [...]

Categories: A, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, and su1. Tags: AD.



Aid

Concept of Aid Traditional meaning of aid [1] in the English common law history: A service or payment due from tenants in chivalry to their lords; usually either to ransom the lord's person; pur faire I'eigne fitz chivaler, to make the eldest son a knight; or pur I'eigne file marier, to marry [...]

Categories: A, Commercial Law, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: AI and Short Read.



Anglo-Saxon Law

History of Anglo-Saxon Criminal Law The stage which the development of criminal law had reached in England by the reign of Edward the Confessor is thus described by Pollock and Maitland (Hist. Eng. Law, ii. 447): “On the eve of the Norman Conquest what we may call Anglo-Saxon law. the [...]

Categories: Criminal law and su1. Tags: British History and Long Read.



Approver

Concept of Approver Traditional meaning of approver [1] in the English common law history: A person indicted of a capital crime who confessed the crime before pleading and accused [appealed] another of the same crime; see 26 IU.173; 4th Book ("Of Public Wrongs"), Blackstone's Commentaries on [...]

Categories: A, Commercial Law, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: AP.



Assignment

Definition of Assignment In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Assignment : 1. The transfer of a *chose in action by one person (the assignor) to another (the assignee). By the rules of the common law, this was not permissible. If, for example, A was owed a [...]

Categories: A, Business Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Contract Formation , Criminal law, Intellectual Property, Legislation, su1, and Y. Tags: AS, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Law, Legal Practice Terms, and Partner Relations.



Bailie

In Scotland the word bailiff has taken the form of bailie, signifying a superior officer or magistrate of a municipal corporation. Bailies, by virtue of their office, are invested with certain judicial and administrative powers within the burgh for which they are appointed. They sit as [...]

Categories: B, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, Procedure Law, and su1. Tags: BA, Law Enforcement, and Scotland.



Bar

The Bar Definition of Bar In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Bar : 1. A legal impediment. 2. An imaginary barrier in a court of law. Only Queen's Counsel, officers of the court, and litigants in person are allowed between the bar and the *bench [...]

Categories: B, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Law Practice, Legislation, Procedures, and su1. Tags: BA, Legal Practice Terms, North Ireland, and Solicitor.



Baron

Baron Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament The British Peerage has five ranks or grades. Baron is the fifth and lowest of the ranks. Baron is a title that was created and first given to John Beauchamp de Holt in 1387. History This word, of uncertain origin, was introduced into England at [...]

Categories: B, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, and su1. Tags: BA and Legislative Law.



Battel

English Old Law: Battel in the Past In French, Bataille. An ancient and barbarous mode of trial, by Bingle combat, called wager of battel, where, in appeals of felony, the appellee might fight with the appellant to prove his innocence. It was also used in affairs of chivalry or honor and upon [...]

Categories: B, Commercial Law, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: BA.



Betterment

Concept of Betterment Traditional meaning of betterment [1] in the English common law history: A permanent improvement or addition made to lands or houses by the occupant; something more than repairs. Beyond sea, beyond the four seas. Out of the kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Out of the [...]

Categories: B, Commercial Law, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: BE and Short Read.



Blackmail

Definition of Blackmail In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Blackmail : The crime of making an unwarranted demand with menaces for the purpose of financial gain for oneself or someone else or financial loss to the person threatened. The menaces may [...]

Categories: B, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: BL, Crimes, and Legal Practice Terms.



Blasphemy

Definition of Blasphemy In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Blasphemy : Statements or writings that deny - in an offensive or insulting manner - the truth of the Christian religion, the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, or the existence of God. [...]

Categories: B, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: BL and Religious.



Border Of Conflict

“There Were Bad Times and There Were Rough Times.” Policing on the Border of Conflict Vicky Conway, from the University of Kent, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category "Crime and Society," under the title "“There Were Bad Times [...]

Categories: B, Commercial Law, Criminal law, su1, and Y. Tags: BO.



Bridges

Concept of Brigbote, Brugbote Traditional meaning of brigbote, brugbote [1] in the Saxon law history: A contribution for the repair of bridges. Note: For more information on Saxon Law history, see here.[rtbs name="saxon-law"] Resources Notes and References Based on A concise law [...]

Categories: B, Commercial Law, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: BR and Short Read.



Capital Punishment

History The modes of capital punishment in England under the Saxon and Danish kings were various: hanging, beheading, burning, drowning, stoning, and precipitation from rocks. The principle on which this British and foreign laws and methods. variety depended was that where an offence was [...]

Categories: C, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: CA and Law Enforcement.



Castle

Concept of Wic, Wyk Traditional meaning of wic, wyk [1] in the Saxon law history: A house, castle, or town. Note: For more information on Saxon Law history, see here.[rtbs name="saxon-law"] Resources Notes and References Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, [...]

Categories: C, Commercial Law, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: CA and Short Read.



Central Criminal Court

Definition of Central Criminal Court In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Central Criminal Court : The principal *Crown Court for Central London, usually known from its address as the Old Bailey. The Lord Mayor of London and any City aldermen may sit as [...]

Categories: C, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: CE and Criminal Law.



Chancellor

History The chancellor in England In England the office of chancellor dates back to the reign of Edward the Confessor, the first English king to use the Norman practice of sealing instead of signing documents; and from the Norman Conquest onwards the succession of chancellors is [...]

Categories: C, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, su1, and Uncategorized. Tags: CH, Featured, Long Read, and Parliament.



Chancery Division

Definition of Chancery Division In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Chancery Division : The division of the *High Court of Justice created by the Judicature Acts 1873-75 to replace the *Court of Chancery. The work of the Division is principally concerned [...]

Categories: C, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Legislation, su1, and Y. Tags: CH, Intellectual Property Law, and Short Read.



Chief

Concept of Chief Traditional meaning of chief [1] in the English common law history: Head; lord; principal. Chief justice: the oldest, or presiding judge of a court. The chief justice of England is the chief justice of the K. B. Chief lord : the ultimate or highest lord of the fee, of whom the [...]

Categories: C, Commercial Law, Criminal law, and su1. Tags: CH.



Child Homicide

Child Homicide in Germany in Families That Had Been Supported by the Youth Welfare Services: What Can we Learn From These Cases for the Improvement of the Welfare System? Ulrike Zaehringer, from the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual [...]

Categories: C, Commercial Law, Criminal law, su1, and Y. Tags: CH.



Copyright

Definition of Copyright In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Copyright : The exclusive right to reproduce or authorize others to reproduce artistic, dramatic, literary, or musical works. It is conferred by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which [...]

Categories: Business Law, C, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Intellectual Property, Legislation, su1, and Y. Tags: CO, Copyright, Crown, Cyber Law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Featured, Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Law.