Minor in Law, Justice and Society - Punishment, Crime, and the Courts in England, c. 1559-1850 HIST 3101   Punishment, Crime, and the Courts in England, c. 1559-1850
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course explores the nature and development of the English criminal justice system during the period in which it first began to be exported to other areas, and at home had to deal with the turmoil wrought by reformation, war, and industrialization. It examines the historical development and social uses of the criminal law. We will explore such questions as whether the law acted in the interests of particular people or groups, and if so, how? Did it serve to enforce and legitimize social and economic structures? Classes will progress thematically rather than chronologically; some will be devoted to a particular type of punishment, some to the different groups of people involved in the legal process; and others to scholarly debates on the subject.
FORMAT: Lecture
EXCLUSIONS: HIST 4104