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NCJ Number: 157513 Find in a Library
Title: Law, Magistracy, and Crime in Old Regime Paris, 1735-1789, Volume 1, The System of Criminal Justice
Author(s): R M Andrews
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 628
Sponsoring Agency: Cambridge University Press
New York, NY 10011-4211
Publication Number: ISBN 0-521-36169-9
Sale Source: Cambridge University Press
Journal Division
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This first of a two-volume series examines the criminal justice system of Old Regime France in the years leading up to the French Revolution in 1789.
Abstract: The analysis is centered on the Paris law courts of the Chatelet and Parlement, and their criminal defendants. The volume reconstructs the general system of royal criminal justice and the correlating Old Regime political structure. Some of the issues discussed include the formation, authority, and ethos of the magistracy, and its relationships to the monarchy, the church, and the various social classes. Other section examine the doctrines and practices of punishment, the jurisprudence of moral and criminal responsibility, and the ideology and procedures of royal pardon. The final two section of this volume describe and analyze the procedure for trial and judgment of defendants that was in force from 1670 until the Revolution, and presents three case studies that illustrate the workings of the Chatelet and the Parlement. 16 figures, 9 maps, 15 charts, and 32 tables, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Foreign criminal justice systems; France; History of criminal justice
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