Capital Punishment, Based On Professor Mittermaier's 'todesstrafe'

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byCarl Joseph Anton Mittermaier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. HUMANITARIAN DOCTRINES: THEIR BEARING ON THE THEORY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. The Reformation undermined faith in authority, and roused the spirit of inquiry. But before this inquisitive spirit was applied to the principles of Legislation in general, and of Penal Legislation in particular, the political structures of ancient empires had to be shaken to their foundations; wars, both foreign and domestic, of the most devastating character, had to be waged, and the views of mankind on Criminal Law entirely revolutionized.. The first impulse to this movement was given in England. The two tempests of 1649 and 1688 purified the atmosphere. They tore up by the roots and cast aside prejudices of the most inveterate kind. Whilst this was being done in England, we find that in Germany the princes were holding the people with a firmer grasp. The nation was being crushed to atoms, and the power of united action destroyed. Those who have carefully studied the growth and development of a single legislative principle or idea, from its first germ until it is embodied in a legal enactment, must have been struck with its slow and almost imperceptible progress. This is easily accounted for. The human race, in their collective capacity, are always engaged in working out the practical solution of many problems at the same time. Even the theoretical inquiry into the principles of legislation does not take place until it is called forth by the growth and development of the nation. This accounts for the fact that in Germany even Leibnitz, with his universal and comprehensive genius, never inquired into the history, principle, and object of Penal Legislation. He was by no means an indifferent spectator of historical events or the policy and fate of his own country. In or...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. HUMANITARIAN DOCTRINES: THEIR BEARING ON THE THEORY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. The Reformation undermined faith in aut...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217312454

ISBN - 13:9780217312455

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