Theft and Violence

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780198260301
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740640 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Theft and Violence

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This chapter concentrates on the years of Glanvill and the early plea rolls, whilst noting some earlier changes. The main focus is on serious offences, most judged before the eyre. Treatment of such offences is not only the best recorded, but also the area of most significant change. It discusses types of offence, prevention and police, procedure, punishment of serious offences, lesser offences and trespass, and amercements.

Keywords: Glavill; offences; prevention; procedure; punishment; trespass; amercements; Angevin period

Chapter.  21199 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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