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The Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist Handbook by Martin Tunley, Jim Gee, Mark Button, Andrew Whittaker

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CHAPTER 8 The courtroom process

dbox.jpg INTRODUCTION

English law is the legal system of England and Wales and is the basis of the common law legal systems used in most Commonwealth countries and the United States (as opposed to codified or multiple systems in other countries, such as Scots Law). It was exported to Commonwealth countries during the period of the British Empire, and it forms the basis of the jurisprudence (legal theory) of most of those countries. English law that existed prior to the American Revolution still forms part of the law of the United States, and provides the basis for many American legal traditions and policies, though it has no superseding jurisdiction. ...

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