Double Jeopardy: The History, The Law by George C. Thomas III

By George C. Thomas III

In the 1st book-length publication at the topic in over 1 / 4 century, George C. Thomas III advances an built-in concept of double jeopardy legislation, a concept anchored in historic, doctrinal, and philosophical method.

Despite well known trust, double jeopardy hasn't ever been a challenge at the legislature. It features as an alternative to maintain prosecutors and judges from implementing a couple of felony judgment for a similar offense. choosing whilst possible diversified offenses represent the "same offense" isn't any effortless job. neither is it usually effortless to figure out whilst a defendant has suffered multiple legal judgment. Tracing American double jeopardy doctrine again to 12th century English legislation, the booklet develops a jurisprudential account of double jeopardy that acknowledges the primary position of the legislature in developing legal legislations blameworthiness.

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