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Presumption of innocence in peril : a comparative critical perspective

Author: Anthony Gray, (Law teacher)
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explains the historical significance and introduction of the presumption of innocence into common law legal systems. It explains that the presumption should be seen as reflecting notions of moral comfort around judgment of others. Specifically, when one is asked to make a judgment about the guilt or otherwise of a person accused of wrongdoing, the default position should be to do nothing. This reflects the  Read more...
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Gray, Anthony (Law teacher) author.
Presumption of innocence in peril.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017046391
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Gray, (Law teacher)
ISBN: 9781498554107 1498554105 9781498554114 1498554113
OCLC Number: 1002125401
Description: xii, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: History of presumption of innocence --
United States Case law --
Comparative case law --
What is a crime and what is a defense? --
Civilizing criminal behavior.
Responsibility: Anthony Gray.

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This book considers how legislatures have undermined the presumption of innocence and how courts have largely accepted it. It argues criminal law needs to return to notions of moral comfort as the  Read more...

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