Kelly's Criminal Digest 1887

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (164 pages)
Author: W. Kelly
Year: (1887) 2007
ISBN: 9781921081842
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

This book of the law of Crimes and Offences in Victoria, was written in 1887 by Wm. Trench C. Kelly, who was a barrister at law. His book is described as a 'handbook of the decisions relating to specific convictions upon appeal in the Victorian judicial system'.

Sorted alphabetically by type-of-case, it includes a brief description of the case type or crime, the name of the Act of parliament that the crime comes under, as well as a reason for certain rulings made within the cases. It also gives examples of cases together with their reference details. It also has an index of specific cases used within the book.

Fully searchable this CD book is useful for family historians whose family members may have had a criminal background, as well as for legal historians.

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book
Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s.
Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.


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  • Kelly’s Criminal Digest 1887

    Posted by Mea Locksley on 7th Oct 2022

    Interesting reference source if you have a legal background.

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