08 December 2014

BOOK: J. MONBALLYU, Six Centuries of Criminal Law. History of Criminal Law in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium (1400-2000) (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2014; ISBN 9789004269941)

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Prof. em. dr. Jos Monballyu (KULeuven) published the English edition of his historical survey of Belgian penal law.

The first overview of the history of criminal law in the area that is currently within the territory of Belgium. Jos Monballyu treats both the sources of criminal law, the different judicial bodies that dealt with criminal issues, the general characteristics of the offences, the manifestations of the offences, the different punishments and their functions, the administration of criminal justice and, finally, some offences and their punishments in particular, namely suicide, witchcraft and press offences. All of these subjects are treated in such a manner that they can immediately be compared with the contents of similar standard works concerning the history of criminal justice in other countries.
More information on the Martinus Nijhoff/Brill site.

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