Criminal Law and Religion in Post-Reformation Scotland
22 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Date Written: February 27, 2012
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.
Keywords: Legal history, criminal law, criminal theory, legal moralism, law and religion, Calvinism
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