Criminal defence and procedure: comparative ethnographies in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States

Scheffer, Thomas, Hannken-Illjes, Kati and Kozin, Alexander (2010) Criminal defence and procedure: comparative ethnographies in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9780230230224

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Abstract

Procedure is not just a programme or a nexus of formalities. It is something done by legal experts and lay participants in a highly concerted ensemble. Procedure frames and advances all law-relevant activities. This book, written by three authors from different disciplinary backgrounds, provides an in-depth comparison of criminal defence work in different legal cultures. Via an ethnographic comparison, this book also shows how defence work responds to the challenges of different procedural regimes and how it contributes to their individual outcomes. Criminal Defence and Procedure opens up new horizons for legal comparison, inviting novel understandings of procedural law as well as possibilities of legal reform.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: ethnography microsociology law
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Alexander Kozin
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 14:25
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2016 16:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59104
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