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Department
Law
Course
LAWS 3305
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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thLecture1Jan92013FocusonhowthestateisinvolvedinsecurityHowdowegofromnojurytojurylookingthroughhistoryYouhavetherighttotrialbyjudgeandjurywhenyourarebeingfacedwithachargewherethepenaltyis5yearsormoreLecture3ththEndofthe15andthemiddleofthe18centuryEnglandbecameGreatBritainProcessofindustrializationtomakeitthemostpowerfulnationintheworldBy1700therewerehalfamillionpeopleinLondonPettycrimearosebecauseofthehighpopulationThehighclasswantedlawasitwasaselfinterestanditmadeforbetterbusinessBigColonialTradeboomingObjectiveincreaseincrimethatresultedintheredefinitionoffeloniesMoreandmoreconvictionsbutlessexecutionstogoalongwiththeseconvictionsGettoughattitudeatthetimeHangingwassofrequentthatitwasconsideredascommonasalamppostMenarenothangedforstealinghorsesitissothathorsesmaynotbestolenBlindbeliefindeterrenceHowevermanypeoplecriticizedtheefficacyofthesystemAveragelifeexpectancyinEnglandatthetimewas30NewgateJailandtheoldbaileysessionshouselawswereupheldwiththeutmostbrutalityheldindiscriminantofgenderoragejailorscouldchargefeesforfoodandwaterprostitutescouldpaytogetinthengetmoneyfromtheconvictsfortheirservicesmanyheldwerefoundinnocentfortheircrimeshoweverdidnothavethesufficientfundstopaythejailorforthewaterthattheyconsumesowerethrownrightbackinjailThomasWilfordfirsttoperishunderthemurderactof1752onearmedboyaged17crippledfellinlovewithaprostitutemarriedherkilledherinafitofpassionaftershehadgoneoutwithaformerlovercrimessuchascoiningcoveringacurrencyofalesservalueandpassingitoffasahigherpiecewerecrimesthatweredeemedexecutableThelastpublicexecutioninLondonwasin1868ThelastpubliconeinCanadawasinOttawain1867SameperiodintimeinFranceanassassinwhoattemptedtokillKingLouiewasmadetowearnothinghisfleshwaspeeledawayandwearthefleshhadbeenpeeledawaytherewastobehotoilandresinpouredalloverhisbodythiswasdonepubliclyLecture4AgeofEnlightenmentththbetweenthelate17early19centurypeoplebeganreallyapplyinglogictothelawsofnatureandmanthEnglishlawreformslate17centuryupuntilthe1830s
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