I examine and review different synthetic formulations of penal history and an unexplored hypothesis: that the history of criminal law is characterized, not only by a supposed softening of sentences and rationalization, but by a progressive loss of our ownership over its meaning, direction and consequences. I show examples of this phenomenon throughout history and try to understand its meaning. This paper is the French version. The English version is still in the works.
Note: Downloadable document is in French
- Criminal Law History,
- Critical Criminology,
- Conflict Theory
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sacharaoult/1/