Criminal Law and Religion in Post-Reformation Scotland
University of Edinburgh - School of Law
February 27, 2012
Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/09
This article considers the connection between religious ideology and the criminal law in post-Reformation Scotland. It shows how the influence of religious practice and doctrine rendered the substance and application of the criminal law peculiarly moralistic, and had a similar effect on the attribution of criminal responsibility.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: Legal history, criminal law, criminal theory, legal moralism, law and religion, Calvinismworking papers series
Date posted: February 27, 2012
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