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The book presents a research carried out on criminal judgements issued by the Grand Court of Cassation of Naples (1809-1816), and by the Supreme Court of Justice of Naples (1817-1861), through which the Author has tried to offer a reading in the history of criminal justice in the Kingdom of Naples. The visual angle of the judicial casuistry has allowed, in fact, to examine the various problems that have developed during the course of the time, relating to the excesses of arbitrariness perpetrated by the courts, the difficulties of interpretation, the guidelines for the the appellants, the contrasts in case-law and the law doubts that have been brought to the attention of the government. This reconstruction has allowed, in addition, to conduct a study on the supreme body of justice of Naples, which in the French decade and in the five-year period of the Restoration took a leading role in driving of the lower courts towards the application of the new codes and of the law and that, after the crisis of the Twenties, would gradually take over the leadership position undisputed of the judicial pyramid, with the consolidation of judicial guidelines of legitimacy.On the author (in Italian):
Stefano Vinci insegna Storia della Giustizia nel Corso di Laurea ma- gistrale in Giurisprudenza presso il Dipartimento Jonico in Sistemi giuridici ed economici del Mediterraneo: società, ambiente, culture dell’Ateneo barese. È autore di saggi sulla storia giuridica del Mezzo- giorno nell’Ottocento e sulla storia dell’Avvocatura nel ventennio fa- scista. Tra le sue monografie: Regimento et guberno. Amministrazione e finanza nei comuni di Terra d’Otranto tra antico e nuovo regime (Bari, Cacucci 2013); Il dibattito sul giudice unico in Italia tra Ottocento e No- vecento. Processo civile, processo penale e ordinamento giudiziario (Na- poli, Editoriale Scientifica 2016).Sponsorship:
Opera realizzata con il contributo dell’Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Dipartimento Jonico in Sistemi Giuridici ed Economici del Mediterraneo: società, ambiente, culture.More with the publisher here.