Colonial Criminal Law and Other Modernities: European Criminal Law in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
Oxford Handbook of European Legal History, Forthcoming
16 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2017
Date Written: June 26, 2017
This paper has two parts. The first part reflects on various traditional approaches to the historical study of European criminal law in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The second part lays out an alternative, two-track, conception of "modern" European criminal legal history. It does this by taking an upside-down -- or outside-in -- view of the subject, by focusing on an understudied, but fascinating, project of European criminal law: the invention, implementation, and evolution of colonial criminal law.
Keywords: criminal law, legal history, comparative law, European law, comparative criminal law, modernity, colonial criminal law, codification, German criminal law
JEL Classification: K14
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