Criminal Law and Religion in Post-Reformation Scotland

22 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2012

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Chloe Kennedy

University of Edinburgh - School of Law

Date Written: February 27, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kennedy, Chloë, Criminal Law and Religion in Post-Reformation Scotland (February 27, 2012). Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2011826 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2011826

Chloë Kennedy (Contact Author)

University of Edinburgh - School of Law ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom

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