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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HS 3120 - Revenge, Law, and the History of Justice

This course will explore the relationship between law, justice and society from the ancient world until the 17th century. The course will emphasize law as it developed in medieval Europe, particularly the revival of Roman law and its influence. In addition to the development of secular and canon law, students will also examine methods of dispute resolution and social control in the pre-modern world, both formal methods, in the development of criminal justice systems, and informal methods, such as the vendetta. Topics will also include women in pre-modern law, the development of laws of proof and evidence, incarceration and punishment.