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Criminal law
(8,127 words)

1. Definition and legal scope

As a field of law, criminal law is a system of rules in a social system (a community, society, or state) set out in the form of legal norms that can…

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Kesper-Biermann, Sylvia, Ludwig, Ulrike and Eisfeld, Jens, “Criminal law”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028345>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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