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ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL CODE IN ENGLAND, AND THE SPIRIT OF THE ENGLISH GOVERNMENT, TRANSLATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PAMPHLETEER

Cottu, Charles


Item #: 10670

Pages: 152p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, UNITED KINGDOM

Reprint of the first English edition. Cottu was a counsellorof the Royal Court of Paris and Secretary-General to theRoyal Society of Prisons. In 1820 he was sent by his govern-ment to observe the English criminal courts. He returnedwith a vivid description of a system that had changed littlesince the day of Coke and Pulton. Just as Blackstonesummarized the common law on the cusp of its transformationby modern capitalism, Cottu described a system of criminalprocedure that was about to be transformed into the systemwe recognize today. This work was originally published inthe periodical The Pamphleteer. It was reissued as a bookin 1822 with the title, On the Administration of CriminalJustice in England.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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