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Legal systems

Nigel Eastman, Gwen Adshead, Simone Fox, Richard Latham and Seán Whyte

in Forensic Psychiatry

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199562824
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562824.003.0056

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Legal systems

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Sources of law - Civil law and common law systems - Courts and tribunals of UK & Ireland - Judicial review - Roles in court - Court procedures - The burden and standards of proof - Rules of evidence - The court system in England, Wales & Northern Ireland - The court system in Scotland - The court system in the Irish Republic - Court systems in the EU and elsewhere

Chapter.  8941 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry

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