Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World

Author: John Bauschatz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634873468

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Author: Richard A. Bauman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134823932

Category: History

Page: 240

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Volume 1: The Ancient Near East

Author: Elisabeth Meier Tetlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416285

Category: History

Page: 338

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Crime and punishment, criminal law and its administration, are areas of ancient history that have been explored less than many other aspects of ancient civilizations. Throughout history women have been affected by crime both as victims and as offenders. Yet, in the ancient world customary laws were created by men, formal laws were written by men, and both were interpreted and enforced by men.
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Author: Richard Dargie

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756520847

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the various kinds of punishment, including exile and execution, that were given for such crimes as theft, assault, impiety, and murder in ancient Greece.
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Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

Publisher: Orion Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780297646693

Category: History

Page: 199

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"Joyce Tyldesley's book illuminates for the first time one hitherto uncertain aspect of everyday existence in the Nile Valley: it unmasks ancient Egyptian criminals and their misdemeanours. Tyldesley recreates meticulously a series of crimes, from grave robbing, false embalming, necrophilia and bestiality, to a vivid recreation of the 'murder' of Tutankhamen (which reassesses the evidence for his unlawful killing). She also introduces us to the town of Deir el-Medina and its inhabitants, which was the dwelling place of the craftsmen and their families who worked in the nearby Valley of the Kings, building and maintaining the royal tombs. Their crimes and transgressions were carefully recorded and provide an eloquent record of ancient Egyptian attitudes towards sex and death, property and punishment."--BOOK JACKET.
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Author: Mitchel Roth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809888

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Authoritative and engaging, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: A HISTORY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 2e delivers a comprehensive examination of the history of the criminal justice system. Roth begins with a discussion of system’s roots in the ancient world and Great Britain and carries the narrative all the way through the 21st Century and the impact of terrorism and white collar crime on today’s criminal justice institutions. Written by a historian and criminologist, the text goes in depth to demonstrate how history has shaped the present criminal justice system and how it affects public policy being established today. It offers intriguing insight into the people--such as Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover--and events--like the Innocence Project--that impacted the evolution of the American system. In addition to its thorough coverage of history, the Second Edition explores the issues challenging today’s system, such as Ponzi schemes, medical marijuana, the Second Chance Act, faith-based initiatives, prison gangs, and much more. Covering criminal justice both chronologically and topically, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT couples recent trends with historical analysis to equip readers with a thorough understanding of today’s criminal justice system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170170549

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This Study Is An Attempt To Focus Attention On That Aspect Of Society Which Arises Out Of Disobedience Of Established Norms And Rules Invoking Widespread Moral Indignation, Strain, Stress And Tension That Calls For Deterrents. Geographically The Study Is Chiefly Confined To Northern India While The Main Emphasis Is On A Specified Time Period Of History. The Work Is Divided Into Six Chapters. The First Chapter Deals With Source Materials And Their Respective Values. The Chapter On Crime Offers A Glimpse Of Various Crimes Prevalent During The Period From Petty Breaches Of Laws To Grave Offences Against Society And State. The Chapter On Punishment Notes The Nature And Modes Of Punishment And Remissions Of Punishment Under Prescribed Conditions. The Chapter On Police Organisation Deals With The Various Measures Employed By Police Administration To Detect Control And Prevent Crimes And The Role Of Different Officials In The Hierarchy. The Chapter On Judicial Administration Is A Survey Of The Factors Involved In The Intellectual Procedure By Which Judges Could Arrive At Decisions And Various Procedures Adopted Therefor. The Concluding Chapter Discusses Sources Of Hindu Law And Notes That Application And Interpretation Of Law Is Subject To Adjustment With Cycles Of Time And Political Changes, Which Determine The Social Attitude To Crime-Punishment Forms And Relations, Though Law Remains, Unchanged In Essence.
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Author: George Miller Calhoun

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584770376

Category: History

Page: 149

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A fascinating examination of the evolution of criminal law in ancient Greece that begins with the Homeric era and highlights Solon's impact on legislation and the institution of criminal action. Marke 110.
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A Comparative History from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin

Author: Jonathan Daly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474224385

Category: History

Page: 256

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Crime and Punishment in Russia surveys the evolution of criminal justice in Russia during a span of more than 300 years, from the early modern era to the present day. Maps, organizational charts, a list of important dates, and a glossary help the reader to navigate key institutional, legal, political, and cultural developments in this evolution. The book approaches Russia both on its own terms and in light of changes in Europe and the wider West, to which Russia's rulers and educated elites continuously looked for legal models and inspiration. It examines the weak advancement of the rule of the law over the period and analyzes the contrasts and seeming contradictions of a society in which capital punishment was sharply restricted in the mid-1700s, while penal and administrative exile remained heavily applied until 1917 and even beyond. Daly also provides concise political, social, and economic contextual detail, showing how the story of crime and punishment fits into the broader narrative of modern Russian history. This is an important and useful book for all students of modern Russian history as well as of the history of crime and punishment in modern Europe.
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Volume 2: Ancient Greece

Author: Elisabeth Meier Tetlow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826416292

Category: History

Page: 300

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The ancient period of Greek history, to which this volume is devoted, began in late Bronze Age in the second millennium and lasted almost to the end of the first century BCE, when the last remnant of the Hellenistic empire created by Alexander the Great was conquered by the Romans. Extant texts of law of actual laws are few and often found embedded in other sources, such as the works of orators and historians. Greek literature, from the epics of Homer to the classical dramas, provides a valuable source of information. However, since literary sources are fictional portrayals and often reflect the times and biases of the authors, other more concrete evidence from archaeology has been used throughout the volume to confirm and contextualize the literary evidence about women, crime, and punishment in ancient Greece. The volume is divided into three parts: (I) Mykenean and Archaic Greece, (II) Classical Greece, and (III the Hellenistic Period. The book includes illustrations, maps, lists of Hellenistic dynasties, and Indices of Persons, Place and Subjects. Crime and punishment, criminal law and its administration, are areas of ancient history that have been explored less than many other aspects of ancient civilizations. Throughout history women have been affected by crime both as victims and as offenders. In the ancient world, customary laws were created by men, formal laws were written by men, and both were interpreted and enforced by men. This two-volume work explores the role of gender in the formation and administration of ancient law and examines the many gender categories and relationships established in ancient law, including legal personhood, access to courts, citizenship, political office, religious office, professions, marriage, inheritance, and property ownership. Thus it focuses on women and crime within the context of women in the society.
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1700-1800

Author: Fariba Zarinebaf

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520947568

Category: History

Page: 304

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This vividly detailed revisionist history exposes the underworld of the largest metropolis of the early modern Mediterranean and through it the entire fabric of a complex, multicultural society. Fariba Zarinebaf maps the history of crime and punishment in Istanbul over more than one hundred years, considering transgressions such as riots, prostitution, theft, and murder and at the same time tracing how the state controlled and punished its unruly population. Taking us through the city's streets, workshops, and houses, she gives voice to ordinary people—the man accused of stealing, the woman accused of prostitution, and the vagabond expelled from the city. She finds that Istanbul in this period remains mischaracterized—in part by the sensational and exotic accounts of European travelers who portrayed it as the embodiment of Ottoman decline, rife with decadence, sin, and disease. Linking the history of crime and punishment to the dramatic political, economic, and social transformations that occurred in the eighteenth century, Zarinebaf finds in fact that Istanbul had much more in common with other emerging modern cities in Europe, and even in America.
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A Global History of Crime and Punishment

Author: Mitchel P. Roth

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780233817

Category: History

Page: 304

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From “an eye for an eye” to debates over capital punishment, humanity has a long and controversial relationship with doling out justice for criminal acts. Today, crime and punishment remain significant parts of our culture, but societies vary greatly on what is considered criminal and how it should be punished. In this global survey of crime and punishment throughout history, Mitchel P. Roth examines how and why we penalize certain activities, and he scrutinizes the effectiveness of such efforts in both punishing wrongdoers and bringing a sense of justice to victims. Drawing on anthropology, archaeology, folklore, and literature, Roth chronicles the global history of crime and punishment—from early civilizations to the outlawing of sex crimes and serial homicide to the development of organized crime and the threat today of global piracy. He explores the birth of the penitentiary and the practice of incarceration as well as the modern philosophy of rehabilitation, arguing that these are perhaps the most important advances in the effort to safeguard citizens from harm. Looking closely at the retributions societies have condoned, Roth also look at execution and its many forms, showing how stoning, hemlock, the firing squad, and lethal injection are considered either barbaric or justified across different cultures. Ultimately, he illustrates that despite advances in every level of human experience, there is remarkable continuity in what is considered a crime and the sanctions administered. Perfect for students, academics, and general readers alike, this interdisciplinary book provides a fascinating look at criminality and its consequences.
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Author: Petra Schmidt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004124219

Category: Law

Page: 205

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This book provides an overview of capital punishment in Japan in a legal, historical, social, cultural and political context. It provides new insights into the system, challenges traditional views and arguments and seeks the real reasons behind the retention of capital punishment in Japan.
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Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136093087

Category: History

Page: 432

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McLynn provides the first comprehensive view of crime and its consequences in the eighteenth century: why was England notorious for violence? Why did the death penalty prove no deterrent? Was it a crude means of redistributing wealth?
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Author: Michael Gagarin,David Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826891

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This Companion volume provides a comprehensive overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law. A substantial introduction establishes the recent historiography on this topic and its development over the last 30 years. Many of the 22 essays, written by an international team of experts, deal with procedural and substantive law in classical Athens, but significant attention is also paid to legal practice in the archaic and Hellenistic eras; areas that offer substantial evidence for legal practice, such as Crete and Egypt; the intersection of law with religion, philosophy, political theory, rhetoric, and drama, as well as the unity of Greek law and the role of writing in law. The volume is intended to introduce non-specialists to the field as well as to stimulate new thinking among specialists.
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A Concise Moral Critique

Author: Hyman Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199644713

Category: Law

Page: 219

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Presenting an engaging critique of current criminal justice practice in the UK and USA, this book introduces central questions of criminal law theory. It develops a forceful argument that the prevailing justifications for punishment are misguided, and have resulted in the systematic infliction of unnecessary human misery.
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T'Ang-Yin-Pi-Shih

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789745241534

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Page: 216

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Translation of an ancient Chinese manual on juriprudence, including details of many trials and judgments for crimes both high and petty.
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Author: Nancy Kollmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107025133

Category: History

Page: 488

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Magisterial account of criminal law in early modern Russia in a wider European and Eurasian context.
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