Langbein, John H. The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. 362 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0199258888; ISBN-10: 0199258880. Publisher's black cloth with gilt lettered spine in dust jacket. As new, excellent condition. $65. * The lawyer-dominated adversary system of criminal trial, which now typifies practice in Anglo-American legal systems, was developed in England in the 18th century. This text shows how and why lawyers were able to capture the trial. John Langbein is Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School.
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