By R.C.B. Risk,George Blain Baker,J. Phillips

This quantity within the Osgoode Society's amazing sequence at the heritage of Canadian legislation is a suite of the vital essays of Professor Emeritus R.C.B. hazard, one of many pioneers of Canadian criminal historical past and for a few years considered as its most excellent authority at the heritage of Canadian felony thought.

Frank Scott, Bora Laskin, W.P.M. Kennedy, John Willis and Edward Blake are one of the larger identified figures whose considering and writing approximately legislations are featured during this assortment. yet this compilation of an important essays via a pioneer in Canadian felony heritage brings to gentle many different lesser identified figures in addition, whose writings coated quite a lot of issues, from estoppel to the British North the USA Act to the aim of criminal schooling. Written over greater than 20 years, and protecting the rapid post-Confederation interval to the Sixties, those essays exhibit a particular Canadian culture of considering the character and services of legislations, one that threat in actual fact takes satisfaction in and urges us to celebrate.

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