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Criminal Law
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I. Old Testament – II. History – III. German Criminal Law Today – IV. Penal Canon Law (Roman Catholic) – V. Islam

I. Old Testament

Old Testament law (Law and legislation: II) emerged from three sources: (1) it reinforced mutual expectations based on norms of behavior by means of criminal laws supporting general prevention of criminal conduct; (2) it minimized violence by regulating conflicts through casuistic law (Law and jurisprude…

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Otto, Eckart, Sellert, Wolfgang, Loos, Fritz, May, Georg and Krawietz, Birgit, “Criminal Law”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024986>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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