By Paul G. Haskell
In Why attorneys Behave as They Do, Paul Haskell explains the pro ideas that govern how legal professionals behave and which permit-or require-conduct that laypersons could locate unethical. In his feedback of the conventional position of legal professionals, Haskell proposes an alternative-and controversial-model of habit.
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Even in Beccaria’s own day, philosophers such as Immanuel Kant found Beccaria’s justiﬁcation of punishment by its deterrent effect to be immoral because it disregarded the punishment the criminal himself deserved in favor of the effect of the punishment on others. But there is no doubt about Beccaria’s popularity. In addition to energizing opponents of capital punishment in America, Beccaria was praised by philosophers David Hume in England and Voltaire in France and monarchs Frederick II of Prussia and Catherine the Great of Russia.
In James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, Boswell casually mentions in October 1769 that he had been down to the gallows in Tyburn to see the execution of several convicts and asks Johnson whether it would trouble him if a close friend were charged with a capital offence. ” There were signs of change. In 1775, Catherine II of Russia executed Pugachev and other leaders of a revolt against the Czarina, and although some of the minor participants had their noses torn off, Pugachev himself was decapitated before being quartered because Catherine, who was a patron of Diderot and Voltaire, wished to be seen as a more humane ruler than Louis XV.
59 Two years later, in 1685, Judge Jeffreys presided over the trial of a professional informant, one Titus Oates. In the power struggles between Charles II and Parliament, some aristocrats60 found Titus Oates a handy tool who now had grown dangerous. In several trials conducted between 1679 and 1682, H I S TO RY 23 Titus Oates stands in the pillory at the Temple gate after his convictions of slander and perjury for his multiple false testimonies, ca. 1685. His name later became synonymous with cruel and unusual punishment.
Why lawyers behave as they do by Paul G. Haskell