By Barry Wright,Wing-Cheong Chan

Enacted in 1860, the Indian Penal Code is the longest serving and some of the most influential legal codes within the universal legislation international. This ebook commemorates its 150th anniversary and honours the legislation reform legacy of Thomas Macaulay, the critical drafter of the Code. The ebook contains chapters which learn the overall rules of legal accountability from the point of view of Macaulay, and from more moderen bills via lawmakers and reformers. those are framed by means of chapters that study the historical past and conceptual underpinnings of Macaulay's Code, give some thought to the necessity to revitalize the Indian Penal Code, and evaluate the present demanding situations of principled felony legislation reform and codification. This e-book is a precious reference at the Indian Penal Code, and present debates approximately normal ideas of felony legislations for felony lecturers, judges, felony practitioners and felony legislation reformers. It additionally offers to have wider scholarly attraction, of curiosity to criminal theorists, historians and coverage specialists.

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