Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin De Siècle (Oxford Historical Monographs) by Ruth Harris buy used Used & Rare price $112.00 new from$164.50 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Hardcover Publisher: Oxford University Press Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0198229917 ISBN - 13:9780198229919 Seller Comments: A better than very good hardback copy in a better than very good dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. From the Publisher This is an interdisciplinary study of the debate on crime and madness in France between 1880 and 1914. Harris argues that the traditional bases of the French penal system were undermined at the time by psychiatric theories of human behavior and new sociological interpretations of crime, whichchallenged legal concepts of free will and moral responsibility. The book also examines the evolution of a new kind of knowledge, and shows how the politique criminelle envisaged by specialists was the result of the interaction among the bureaucratic culture of the magistrates, the clinical andscientific world of the psychiatrists, and the background of the defendants.