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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  

Markus D. Dubber

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; University of Toronto - Centre for Ethics

Date Written: June 26, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dubber, Markus D., Colonial Criminal Law and Other Modernities: European Criminal Law in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century (June 26, 2017). Oxford Handbook of European Legal History, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2992821

Markus Dubber (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

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University of Toronto - Centre for Ethics ( email )

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