Crime and its Causes

Crime and its Causes

William Douglas Morrison

From the Preface: ‘This volume, as its title indicates, is occupied with an examination of some of the principal causes of crime, and is designed as an introduction to the study of criminal questions in general. In spite of all the attention these questions have hitherto received and are now receiving, crime still remains one of the most…

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The Science of Right

The Science of Right

Immanuel Kant

The Science of Right has for its object the principles of all the laws which it is possible to promulgate by external legislation. Where there is such a legislation, it becomes, in actual application to it, a system of positive right and law; and he who is versed in the knowledge of this system is called a jurist or jurisconsult…

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A Book Of Remarkable Criminals

A Book Of Remarkable Criminals

H. B. Irving

From the Introduction: ‘I REMEMBER my father telling me that sitting up late one night talking with Tennyson, the latter remarked that he had not kept such late hours since a recent visit of Jowett. On that occasion the poet and the philosopher had talked together well into the small hours of the morning. My father asked Tennyson what was the subject of conversation that had so engrossed them. “Murders,”…

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The Oldest Code of Laws in the World

The Oldest Code of Laws in the World

C. H. W. Johns

The Oldest Code Of Laws In The World, The Code Of Laws Promulgated By Hammurabi, King Of Babylon, B.C. 2285-2242. The Code of Hammurabi is one of the most important monuments in the history of the human race. Containing as it does the laws which were enacted by a king of Babylonia in the third millennium B.C., whose rule extended over the whole of Mesopotamia from the mouths of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates to the…

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The Frank Case

The Frank Case

Anonymous

This is an anonymous account of the famous case of Leo Frank, the man from Georgia, accused of the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Frank was found guilty of murder but while he was awaiting the death penalty, a lynch mob abducted him from the prison and hung him. This book was published in 1913, 2 years before Leo Franks death. It is a comprehensive study of the murder of Mary Phagan and the trial of Frank. The final chapter actually…

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Laws

Laws

Plato

With an Introduction and Analysis by Jowett. The Laws is Plato’s last and longest dialogue. The conversation depicted in the work’s twelve books begins with the question of who is given the credit for establishing a civilization’s laws. Its musings on the ethics of government and law have established it as a classic of political philosophy alongside Plato’s more widely read Republic.

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Courts and Criminals

Courts and Criminals

Arthur Train

This book was written by the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his lifetime. Chapters of this book include: The Pleasant Fiction of the Presumption of Innocence; Preparing a Criminal Case for Trial; Sensationalism…

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The Laws of Manu

The Laws of Manu

Georg Bühler

This is Volume XXV of The Sacred Books of the East. In Hindu mythology, Manu is the progenitor of the human race. He is thus the lord and guardian of the living, and his name is attatched to the most important codification of Hindu law, the Manava-dharma-sastra (Laws of Manu). This text by Buhler since its first appearance has remained the most authentic and accepted English translation. The text has, for the first time, been rendered…

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Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters

Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters

C. H. W. Johns

If you’ve ever wanted to find out about how these ancient civilisations went about legal type things; then this is the book for you. An extremely comprehensive examination of all aspects of the legal constitution. Chapters include: The Earliest Babylonian Laws; The Code of Hammurabi; Judges, Law-Courts, and Legal Processes; Divorce and Desertion; Slavery; Obligations and Rights of Children; Private Letters of the First…

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The Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi

Leonard William King

The Code Of Hammurabi is the earliest known written set of laws ever discovered. They were written on an eight foot tall piece of black basalt and were found in ancient Mesopotamia (Iraq). The code contains details of crimes and their punishments as well as settlements for disputes and guidelines on how a civilian should behave.

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Crime, Its Cause and Treatment

Crime, Its Cause and Treatment

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow began his career as a corporate lawyer and soon switched to criminal law. Here he presents his ideas on the (at the time) latest scientific thought and investigation bearing upon the question of human conduct. Darrow says, “My main effort is to show that the laws that control human behavior are as fixed and certain as those that control the physical world. In fact, that the manifestations of the mind and the…

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