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Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries
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Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries

James M. Donovan

Abstract

This book takes a comprehensive approach to the history of the jury in modern France by investigating the legal, political, sociocultural, and intellectual aspects of jury trial from the Revolution through the twentieth century. It demonstrates that these juries, through their decisions, helped shape reform of the nation's criminal justice system. The book argues that from their introduction in 1791 as an expression of the sovereignty of the people through the early 1900s, juries often acted against the wishes of the political and judicial authorities, despite repeated governmental attempts to ... More

Keywords: jury, France, jury trial, criminal justice system, Napoleonic Penal Code, acquittal rates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833636
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895771_donovan

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James M. Donovan, author