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The Emergence of Public Prosecution in London, 1790-1850

@article{Smith2006TheEO,
  title={The Emergence of Public Prosecution in London, 1790-1850},
  author={Bruce P. Smith},
  journal={Yale journal of law and the humanities},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={2}
}
  • Bruce P. Smith
  • Published 2006
  • History, Law, Economics
  • Yale journal of law and the humanities
Historians of English criminal justice administration have long asserted that criminal prosecution in England before the second half of the nineteenth century was overwhelmingly "private" in nature.' Before the mid-nineteenth century, so the received wisdom goes, "prosecution was almost invariably the sole responsibility of the victim."2 As the subject's leading historian has observed, "the typical prosecution" in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century was "at the initiative of… 

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