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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, which
challenged 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 and
scientific world of the psychiatrists, and the background of the