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Blair's Laws New Labour's Obsession with Creating Criminal Offences,9780199232406

Blair's Laws New Labour's Obsession with Creating Criminal Offences

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780199232406

ISBN10:
0199232407
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/28/2014
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Summary

Since the Labour Government came to power in 1997 they have created over 3,000 new criminal offenses, one new offense for almost every day they have been in office. From the detention of terrorist suspects without trial to ASBOs, parenting orders to race crimes, the UK government's legislation has touched thousands of lives across the whole of British society. This unprecedented level of law-making has been consistently criticized as knee-jerk and counter-productive, not least by the police and judges charged with its enforcement.
Why has the obsession with law-making developed and how effective has it really been at reducing crime? This book, written by a leading criminal lawyer, is the first to examine criminal legislation under Tony Blair and assess its impact on the justice system of the United Kingdom.

Author Biography


John Cooper is both an attorney and a legal columnist for the Times. He appears regularly on news and current affairs programs discussing legal issues, and have presented television series including 'Teens on Trial' for Channel Four, and 'Mindfield' for BBC 3.


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