Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. The Administration of Justice in Criminal Matters (in England and Wales) by G. Glover Alexander was first published in 1911. It presents a concise examination of the criminal justice system and the manner and method of its operation at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Part I: 1. Criminal Justice; Section 1. Police Courts, or Petty Sessions: 2. The duties of Justices of the Peace; 3. The preliminary examination, before magistrates, of persons accused of grave crimes; 4. The summary jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace; 5. Summary jurisdiction in certain indictable cases; 6. Right of trial by jury; 7. Powers of one Justice acting alone; 8. Jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace in civil matters; 9. Affiliation orders; 10. Separation orders under S. J. (M. W.) Act, 1895; 11. Appeals from Justices of the Peace; 12. General observations on powers and duties of Justices of the Peace; Part II: Section 2. Quarter Sessions; Section 3. Assizes: 13. The Central Criminal Court; 14. The Grand Jury; 15. The Indictment; 16. The Coroner's Inquest; 17. The Petty Jury, of Jury of Trial; 18. The order of a criminal trial; Section 4. The High Court; Section 5. The Court of Criminal Appeal; Section 6. The House of Lords as a Criminal Court: 19. The Attorney General, the Solicitor General, the Director of Public Prosecutions; Part III: 20. Recent legislation; 21. The Probation of Offenders Act, 1907; 22. The Prevention of Crime Act, 1908; 23. The Children Act, 1908; 24. Statistics; Appendixes.