The enemy without

policing and class consciousness in the miner's strike


Author: Penny Green

Publisher: Open University Pres

ISBN: 9780335092741

Category: History

Page: 235

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Palgrave Dictionary of Public Order Policing, Protest and Political Violence


Author: P. Joyce,N. Wain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113727008X

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 4394

Protest and political violence are concerns of global importance in the twenty-first century. This dictionary brings together in one comprehensive volume a number of key issues relating to the conduct of protest and political violence and the response of the state and police to such activities.

The Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

Volume II: Institution-Building


Author: Paul Rock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429892187

Category: History

Page: 556

View: 635

Volume II of The Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales traces, for the first time, the genesis and early evolution of two principal institutions in the criminal justice system, the Crown Court and the Crown Prosecution Service. This volume examines the origins and shaping of two critical institutions: the Crown Court, which rose from the ashes of the Courts of Assize and Quarter Sessions; and the Crown Prosecution Service which replaced a rather haphazard system of police prosecuting solicitors. The 1971 Courts Act and the 1985 Prosecution of Offences Act were to reconfigure the architecture of criminal justice, transforming the procedures by which people were charged, prosecuted and, in the weightier cases demanding a judge and jury, tried in the criminal courts of England and Wales. One stemmed from a crisis in a medieval system of travelling justices that tried people in the wrong places and for inadequate lengths of time. The other was precipitated by a scandal in which three men were wrongly convicted for the murder of a bisexual prostitute. Theirs is an as yet untold history that can be explored in depth because it is recent enough, in the words of Harold Wilson, to have been ‘written while the official records could still be supplemented by reference to the personal recollections of the public men who were involved’. This book will be of much interest to students of criminology and British history, politics and law.

Cause Lawyering

Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities


Author: Austin Sarat,Stuart Scheingold

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354478

Category: Law

Page: 576

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Why do some lawyers devote themselves to a given social movement or political cause? How are such deeds of individual commitment and personal belief justly executed, given the ideals of disinterested professional service to which lawyers are (in theory, at least) supposed to adhere? What can we learn from such lawyers about the relationship between law and politics? Cause Lawyering is a wise and varied collection of responses to these questions, featuring a number of distinguished legal scholars concerned with anti-poverty lawyers, lawyers who work against capital punishment, immigration lawyers, and other lawyers working to end oppression. Editors Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold have assembled here a valuable cross-national portrait of lawyers compelled to sacrifice financial gain so as to use their legal skills in the promotion of a more just society. These telling and important essays fully explore the relationship between cause lawyering and the organized legal professions of many different countries--the US, England, South Africa, Israel, Cuba, and so forth. They describe the utility of law as a resource in political struggles and, conversely, highlight the constraints under which lawyers necessarily operate when they turn to politics. Some provide broad theoretical overviews; others present rich case studies. Advancing a fundamental argument about the very nature of the legal profession, this book explains the strategies that cause lawyers deploy, as well as the challenges they face in trying to be legally astute and effective while remaining politically devoted and aware. Although it is a controversial way of practicing law, cause lawyering, as explicated in the essays in this volume, is indeed indispensable to the legitimization of professional authority.

Criminology and Archaeology

Studies in Looted Antiquities


Author: Simon Mackenzie,Penny Green

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315461

Category: Law

Page: 194

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This collection is the product of a collaborative venture between criminologists and archaeologists concerned with the international market in illicit antiquities. It examines the state of regulation in the antiquities market, with a particular focus on the UK's position, but also with reference to the international context. Looting happens routinely and many countries have rich deposits of cultural material. Antiquities are highly collectable, and there are several prominent international centres for trade. As well as the legitimate face of the antiquities trade there therefore exists an international illicit market in which cultural objects are trafficked for profit in breach of national laws and international conventions. It is within such a complex international and local regulatory context that the essays presented here emerge, focusing upon three areas in particular: the demand for looted antiquities; the supply of cultural artefacts which originate in source countries; and regulation of the international market in antiquities. Criminology has long been interested in transnational crime and its regulation. Archaeologists' concerns lie in the destructive consequences of antiquities looting, which erases our knowledge of the past. In the papers presented here both disciplines present new data and analysis to forge a more coherent understanding of the nature and failings of the regulatory framework currently in place to combat the criminal market in antiquities.

Strikes in Politicisation


Author: Jacqueline E. Briggs

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 9781855219373

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Many to whom the label employee could be applied, have had to consider the possibility of engaging in strike activity. The strike is perhaps the ultimate weapon that an employee is able to wield in an attempt to exert any influence or bargaining power, and is therefore a powerful political tool. Whatever the catalyst for strike activity, an interesting area of political enquiry is the impact which the strike has on its participants, mainly the effect it has on the politicization process.

Miners on strike

class solidarity and division in Britain


Author: Andrew John Richards

Publisher: Berg Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 5156

When contrasted with their dramatic strike victories of 1972 and 1974, the shattering industrial defeat suffered by British miners in 1985 has been seen as evidence of the further weakening of working-class solidarity. Waged with complete unity, the strikes of 1972 and 1974 brought the miners substantial material gains, contributed to the downfall of a government, and reinforced the National Union of Mineworkers' position at the core of the British labour movement. In contrast, 1984-85 saw the miners racked by internal division, and their attempt to resist the pit closure programme of the Thatcher government end in bitter defeat.

The NUM and British Politics: 1969-1995


Author: Andrew Taylor

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754653332

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 2112

However, the divisions and splits that finally ended the strike of 1984 - 85 was in many ways much more typical of the NUM's experience throughout the twentieth century.