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|Birth:||3rd March, 1829|
|Death:||11th March, 1894|
|Profession:||Judge, Lawyer, Writer|
Sir James Fitzjames Stephen was born in Kensington, London, England. He was an English lawyer, judge and writer, noted for his criminal law reform proposals. His General View of the Criminal Law of England was the first attempt since William Blackstone to explain the principles of English law and justice in a literary form. He educated at Eton College, King's College London, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was accepted to the bar in 1854. Somewhat successful as a lawyer, he was an excellent writer and much of his success and legacy comes from his publications. In 1879 he became a judge of the High Court. He wrote several books include: The Crisis of the Sugar Colonies, The History of Toussaint Louverture, A General View Of The Criminal Law Of England, A Digest of the Law of Evidence, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, and A history of the criminal law of England.
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