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School
Louisiana State University
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCL 3371
Professor
A L L
Semester
Fall

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thCaseIA17CenturyCrimeWaveTheSalemWitchTrials02062012120121692NoDeclarationofIndependencenoConstitutionnoBillorRightsCriminaljusticesystemreallydoesntevenexistCrimewavebeginsinSalemVillageWhenPuritanscametocoloniescametoconductreligiousexperimentifitwaspossibletocreatesocietygovernmentlawscourtsbasedonscripturaltextPuritansweremembersofatrainingcompanysotheycameherewithacharterthatwasagreedtobythekingofEnglandthatgavethemtradingcompanyexclusivecommercialrightstothousandsofacresoflandinAmericasExtendsfarbeyondsmalltownsandvillagesPuritanstakemakeupofcorporationandtranslateittogovernmentCEObecomesGovernorShareholdersbecomelegislatorsTranslateeconomiccharterintoaformofcivilgovernmentWhenitcomestolawcourtsaregoingtorelyontheirknowledgeofEnglishlawCollectivelyputtogetherknowledgewhattheywerefamiliaraboutAtthesametimehoweverincommunitieswhenitcametimetoseelawswrittendownstartedrunningintoproblemsbecauseusingEnglishlawandscriptureHadtocallintoadvisebecausedealingwithcrimethatdidntexistinEnglandMembersofclergythatwellversedinscripturewouldgotobiblebyanalogycomeupwithshouldtherebealawwhatshouldthepunishmentbeAdulteryblasphemykeepingHolytheSabbathwitchcraftthWitchcraftCrimehadbeenexistencesincethe14centuryinEnglandContinentalEuropeCapitalCrimeConvictedthenfacingpossibilityofdeathveryseriouscrimeCrimeofWitchcraftconsistedofmakingapactwiththedevilOnceonebecomesanallyofthedevilnameswritteninthedevilsregistryRenouncingGodCrimewavebeginsinthehomeofReverendParrisStartsoffwithcoupleofyounggirlswhoarefindingwaystoamusethemselvesHavethehelpofawomannamedTitubaslavefromBarbadosWordstartstogetoutbehaviorofgirlsstartstochangeconvulsionswalkingonall4slikeadogReverendParriscallsintownsphysicianannouncesthatcauseofbehaviorisnotmedicalinsteadcauseissatanSatanhascometoSalemvillageandgirlsarepossessedIfgirlsarepossessedwhoarethewitchesGirlsarevictimsofwitchcrafttheyarenotwitchesthemselvesTheywantgirlstonamenamesFirst3witches1TitubaSlavefromBarbados2SarahGoodNotbelovedincommunitynotawomanofgoodnatureHerandhusbandhavetorelyoncharityfromcommunitytoliveMorethanhappytotellyouoffifyoudontcontribute3SarahOsborneWidowthathadsinceremarriedfirsthusbandlefthercomfortableeconomicallyspeakingShefellintoreputewithcommunitywhenitwasdiscoveredthatamanhadmovedintoherhomeandlivedwithheranumberofmonthsbeforetheygotmarriedProminentcitizensgodowntomagistratesandsignoutformalcomplaintsagainst3womenMagistratesthennextissuearrestwarrantsfor3womenThenphysicallyarrestthemtakethemtojailandtakethemtopreliminaryhearingformalprocedurewheremagistrateslistentoevidencethatspresentedtothemagainst3womenandthendecideiftheresenoughevidencetochargewomenwithcrimeofwitchcraftandthenproceedtotrialAtpreliminaryhearingassoonasgirlsaccusersseethemtheystartexhibitingbizarrebehaviorbitingpinchingquittormentingusThemagistratesarelookingatthisandturnto3womenwhyareyouhurtingthese3girlsGoodandOsbornearedumbfoundedTitubastartsouthugeconfessiontheresanotherworldthatexistsoutthereinhabitedbyallkindsofcreaturesbyusingritualscanunleashforcesofsatanAndsaystherearetonsmorewitchesoutthereItcouldhavestoppedatpreliminaryhearingifchargesweresaidtobebizarreobviouslythegirlsarejustactingoutbutTitubanamesherselfasawitchandGoodandOsborneandothersaswellAsinvestigationscontinuesmoreandmorenamescometotheacknowledgmentofauthoritiesEverytimeonewasarrestedtheywereexpectedtonamenamesFormallycharge3womenwithwitchcraftIndictmentConfessionorTrialCouldconfessbeforetrialorduringtrialTrialNewGovernordecidestocommissionaspecialkindofcourtcalledOyerTerminerTrialsbyjuryOperatesbyslightlydifferentstandardsthanaregularcourtWhatkindofevidencewillbeallowedattrialDecidedtorecognize5kindsofevidence1TrialbyTestreligiousnaturemostpopularwasrecitationofLordsPrayerwithoutasinglemistakeorhesitation2TestimonytothefactthattheaccusedwitchhadinsomewayharmedthewitnessExWitchcursedmeandcropsfailedcastaspelloncowandnolongergivesmilk3SpectralEvidenceExDreamingandwitchwasinhisdream4ExaminebodiesofaccusedformarksmoleswartsbirthmarksscarsBelievedthatsatandrankbloodsomarkwouldbeleftbehind
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