Clearly structured in four parts, covering Sources of Law, the Practitioners of Law, the Criminal Justice System and Civil Disputes; the text is designed to reflect the content of legal system courses and provides thorough and informative coverage of all main topics.
The author's engaging writing style brings the subject to life and questions for reflection encourage students to engage with and debate the controversial aspects of the legal system. Real life examples, diagrams and activities appear throughout the text to ensure students understand how the law works in practice.
Online Resource Centre
The English Legal System is accompanied by a variety of online resources for both students and lecturers.
- Introductory podcasts guide you through the textbook features
- Suggestions for practical activities help you take your learning further
- A glossary containing key terms relating to the English legal system
- Audio podcasts support the questions for reflection in the textbook
- Regular updates featuring discussion of changes in the law since book publication
- Web links guide you to useful information on the English legal system
- A testbank of multiple choice questions that can be customized and incorporated into your teaching
About the Author
Alisdair A. Gillespie
LLB (Hons), Pg.D.(LTHE), M.Jur, Barrister (Middle Temple)
Mr Gillespie is a Reader in Law at De Montfort University. He has written numerous articles on the law relating to the abuse of children and the law relating to covert policing. He is a member of the Home Secretary's Internet Task Force on Child Protection.