Law and Justice in the Courts of Classical Athens by Adriaan Lanni PDF

By Adriaan Lanni

during this 2006 booklet, Adriaan Lanni attracts on modern criminal considering to offer a version of the felony procedure of classical Athens. She analyses the Athenians' choice commonly for advert hoc, discretionary decision-making, in preference to what moderns might name the guideline of legislations. Lanni argues that the Athenians consciously hired diversified methods to criminal decision-making in several forms of courts. the various methods to criminal procedure stems from a deep rigidity in Athenian perform and considering, among the call for for flexibility of felony interpretation in step with the workout of democratic strength via usual Athenian jurors; and the call for for consistency and predictability in criminal interpretation anticipated through litigants and essential to let electorate to comply their behavior to the legislations. Lanni offers classical Athens as a case research of a profitable felony procedure that, by way of smooth criteria, had an awfully individualised and discretionary method of justice.

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