Criminality and Violence in Europe, 1400-1800
Formerly: HIST 386
European justice shifted from punishing many criminals with torture and execution in 1400 to locking most of them in prison by 1800. Examines why rates of violent crime declined, why witches and heretics were prosecuted so aggressively, and whether or not reforming the criminal was an important goal of the criminal justice system during this period.
- Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 442, HIST 386.