OFFICE OF THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN ENGLAND, IN ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT
Item #: 10571
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2001.
Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM
Beard's first book, in which he points out that the officeof the justice of the peace was originally a creation of theCrown, traces the struggle of the office to establish itsindependence. "It was the King's Peace that, after manyages, swallowed up every other 'peace', and it is as a phaseof the prolonged struggle for mastery between the principleof centralized administration and the principle of localindependence that we must view the evolution of the officeof the Justice of the Peace. This is well brought out, and(he) is especially clear in tracing the long series of stepsand experiments that led up to the final establishment ofthe office by the statute of 1360...Marke, A Catalogue ofthe Law Collection at New York University (1953) 198.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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