Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome by O.F. Robinson
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Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome
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Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome by O.F. Robinson

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Using Roman literary and legal sources, this book assesses Roman penal policy through an in-depth examination of six high-profile criminal cases, ranging from the Bacchanalian trials in 186 BC to the trials for treason and magic in the fourth century. Identifying Roman attitudes to crime and punishment, this book brings out contrasts and developments in those attitudes. O.F. Robinson examines Roman criminal legislation (both that laid down by Justinian and that codified and confirmed by him) as well as Roman attitudes, both juristic and philosophical, to the purposes of punishment, including deterrence, retribution, reform, protection of the public and how they were modified over time. The author also discusses arguments for fixed as against flexible penalties, and the changes made in the actual punishments and in those to whom they were applied. This book is an essential tool for any specialist, student or researcher wishing to learn more about Roman values from their approach to crime and punishment

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415416511
ISBN-10: 0415416515
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author O.F. Robinson

Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome by O.F. Robinson Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome, Paperback (January 2012)

Using Roman literary and legal sources, this text assesses Roman penal policy through an in-depth examination of six high-profile criminal cases, ranging from the Bacchanalian trials in 186 BC to the trials for treason and magic in the fourth century.

Sources of Roman Law by O.F. Robinson Sources of Roman Law, Hardback (December 1996)

This book is concerned with four questions: Who made the law? Where did a Roman go to discover what the law was? How has the law survived to be known to us today? And what procedures were there for putting the law into effect?

Criminal Law of Ancient Rome by O.F. Robinson Criminal Law of Ancient Rome, Paperback (December 1995)

Grouping offenses functionally into five chapters, she examines crimes committed for gain, crimes involving violence, sexual offenses, offenses against the state, and offenses against the due ordering of society.

Ancient Rome by O.F. Robinson Ancient Rome, Hardback (February 1992)

An innovative work that traces the development of the public works, services and specialised law that was needed to maintain and run Ancient Rome. The book incorporates and develops previous historical and topographical research.

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Author Biography - O.F. Robinson

O.F. Robinson is Professor Emeritus of Roman Law at Glasgow University. Her research interests are primarily Roman law and Roman law's later history. Her most important publications are Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration (1992) and The Criminal Law of Ancient Rome (1995).

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