Modern Histories of Crime and Punishment

Modern Histories of Crime and Punishment

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804754125
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 07/18/2007
Series: Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Markus D. Dubber is Professor of Law and Director of the Buffalo Criminal Law Center at SUNY Buffalo School of Law. His books include The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government (2005), The Sense of Justice: Empathy in Law and Punishment (2006), and The New Police Science: The Police Power in Domestic and International Governance (coedited with M. Valverde; Stanford, 2006). Lindsay Farmer is Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow and author of Criminal Law, Tradition and Legal Order (1997), and The Trial on Trial (3 vols.) (coedited with R.A. Duff, V. Tadros, & S. Marshall, 2004-07).

Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: Regarding Criminal Law Historically   Markus D. Dubber   Lindsay Farmer     1
Character, Capacity, Outcome: Toward a Framework for Assessing the Shifting Pattern of Criminal Responsibility in Modern English Law   Nicola Lacey     14
Criminal Responsibility and the Proof of Guilt   Lindsay Farmer     42
"An Inducement to Morbid Minds": Politics and Madness in the Victorian Courtroom   Joel Peter Eigen     66
The Meaning of Killing   Guyora Binder     88
"An Extraordinarily Beautiful Document": Jefferson's "Bill for Proportioning Crimes and Punishments" and the Challenge of Republican Punishment   Markus D. Dubber     115
The Myth of Private Prosecution in England, 1750-1850   Bruce P. Smith     151
Hans Litten and the Politics of Criminal Law in the Weimar Republic   Benjamin Carter Hett     175
Civilizing Darwin: Holmes on Criminal Law   Gerald Leonard     198
Bodies, Words, Identities: The Moving Targets of the Criminal Law   Mariana Valverde     224
Criminal Law at a Fault Line of Imperial Authority: Interracial Homicide Trials in British India   Martin Wiener     252
Crime and Punishment on theTea Plantations of Colonial India   Elizabeth Kolsky     272
"Enfeebling the Arm of Justice": Perjury and Prevarication in British India   Wendie Ellen Schneider     299
Index     329

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