The Machinery of Justice in England - R. M. [Richard Meredith] JacksonCambridge University Press, 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded at the spine.
6th edition. [First Edition: 1940] From the cover: “The sixth edition of The Machinery of Justice in England is required reading for students, professionals and laymen who want or need to know how justice is administered in England and Wales. Following the passing of the Courts Act 1971 and other major changes in the legal system, there is a need not only for a corrected and up-dated account, but also for a critical appraisal of what has been achieved and what remains to be done.
The new attitude to law reform which led to the setting, up of the Law Commission in 1965 has already borne much fruit and the changes called for in the preparation of this edition have been correspondingly greater than in previous new editions: the divisions of the High Court have been reorganised, the centuries-old system of Assizes and Quarter Sessions has been abolished and replaced by a rational layout of higher courts, much of the responsibility for children has been shifted from juvenile courts to local authorities, and there has been a great increase in the jurisdiction of Industrial Tribunals.
To all these developments, as well as to those aspects of the maze of English civil and criminal jurisdiction which have remained unchanged, Professor Jackson provides a clear and readable guide: to its courts, tribunals and personnel. The changes are related, of necessity, to earlier arrangements and procedures and the whole machinery is viewed with a sternly critical eye, which makes plain both its merits and its anachronisms, particularly in so far as its operation affects the ‘consumer’ for whose benefit the whole machinery is supposed to exist.”