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The Carriers Case (1473)

Williams, IS; (2017) The Carriers Case (1473). In: Handler, P and Mares, H and Williams, I, (eds.) Landmark case in criminal law. (pp. 9-28). Hart Publishing: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the difficult fifteenth century case known as The Carrier's Case. It suggests how the case reached the judges before carefully examining the reasoning to understand the outcome reached in the case. This reveals an underlying tension in the law of larceny between the idea of larceny and the Roman law concept of theft (furtum) which was problematic for English law until the Theft Act 1968.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The Carriers Case (1473)
ISBN-13: 9781849466899
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/landmark-...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Larceny, Theft, Legal history, Common law, Civil law, Criminal law, Roman law
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1522180
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