Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by James M. Donovan

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ISBN-13: 9781469622187
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Series: Studies in Legal History
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James M. Donovan is associate professor of history at Pennsylvania State University at Mont Alto.

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This book is the product of wide reading and analytic ingenuity. It is a model study in the complex relationship between criminal procedure, substantive criminal law, and politics, and it deserves the attention of French historians and scholars of criminal law alike.—James Q. Whitman, Yale University



Donovan makes a new and important contribution to the study of criminal justice in Europe by placing the institution of the jury in its broader judicial, political, and intellectual context. He demonstrates that as an independent force closely attuned to the views of the French laity, the trial jury played a crucial role in adapting criminal law to meet the needs of the broader society. An excellent book.—Robert Allen, Stephen F. Austin State University

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