An engaging introduction to one of the most complex areas of modern life. The book introduces both the main components of the legal system - including judges, juries and law-makers - and key areas of law - contract, civil negligence, and criminal law - to provide the uninitiated with an ideal introduction to law. Key questions to be considered include:
Throughout the book, a wide range of contemporary cases are examined to relate key legal concepts to familiar examples and real world situations.
List of Abbreviations Preface 1. Types of Law 2. How Laws are Made 3. Making Sense of Legislation 4. How Judges Decide Cases 5. European Law 6. Human Rights 7. The Jury 8. Criminal Law 9. Contract Law. Glossary of Terms. Bibliography
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
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Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.