Session Title

Law as Culture: Felony, Insanity, and Vigilantism

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Selden Society

Organizer Name

Alexander Volokh

Organizer Affiliation

Emory Law School

Presider Name

Alexander Volokh

Paper Title 1

Perilous and Prosaic: Felony Judging in Medieval England

Presenter 1 Name

Elizabeth Papp Kamali

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Harvard Law School

Paper Title 2

Unpunishable? The Insanity Defense in Medieval English Law

Presenter 2 Name

Wendy J. Turner

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Augusta Univ.

Paper Title 3

Vigilante Justice and the Church Courts in Paris, 1483-1505

Presenter 3 Name

Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

Start Date

14-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2040

Description

This panel, the 17th installation in the long-running "Law and Culture" series of panels at the Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, explores law enforcement and prosecution in medieval England and France.

The first paper, "Perilous and Prosaic: Felony Judging in Medieval England" by Elizabeth Papp Kamali, discusses the role of jurors in felony trials. The second paper, "Unpunishable? The Insanity Defense in Medieval English Law" by Wendy J. Turner, discusses the criminal defense available to the insane. And the third paper, "Vigilante Justice and the Church Courts in Paris, 1483-1505" by Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher, discusses how norms could also be enforced extralegally.

Alexander "Sasha" Volokh, Emory Law School

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May 14th, 10:00 AM

Law as Culture: Felony, Insanity, and Vigilantism

Fetzer 2040

This panel, the 17th installation in the long-running "Law and Culture" series of panels at the Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, explores law enforcement and prosecution in medieval England and France.

The first paper, "Perilous and Prosaic: Felony Judging in Medieval England" by Elizabeth Papp Kamali, discusses the role of jurors in felony trials. The second paper, "Unpunishable? The Insanity Defense in Medieval English Law" by Wendy J. Turner, discusses the criminal defense available to the insane. And the third paper, "Vigilante Justice and the Church Courts in Paris, 1483-1505" by Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher, discusses how norms could also be enforced extralegally.

Alexander "Sasha" Volokh, Emory Law School