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Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England
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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 1108498795
Pages : 350 pages
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Explores the role of criminal intent in constituting felony in the first two centuries of the English criminal trial jury.

Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England

Explores the role of criminal intent in constituting felony in the first two centuries of the English criminal trial jury.

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Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England

This book explores the role of mens rea, broadly defined as a factor in jury assessments of guilt and innocence from the early thirteenth through the fourteenth century - the first two centuries of the English criminal trial jury. Drawing upon evidence from the plea rolls, but also relying heavily

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