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Ottoman Criminal Justice and the Transformation of Islamic Criminal Law and Punishment in the Age of Modernity, 1839–1922

Kent F. Schull

in Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter One provides a brief overview of the early modern Ottoman legal system and its transformation during the long nineteenth century with special emphasis on the creation of a comprehensive ... More


‘An author I have not read’: Foe, Crime and Punishment, and the Problem of the Novel

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the context of a late twentieth‐century politics of race and gender—a politics often suspicious of the liberal ideal of equal dignity—what is the value of the realist novel? What kinds of moral ... More


Civility, Civilizing Processes, and the End of Public Punishment in England

J. A. SHARPE

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the end of public punishment in England during the civilizing process. The history of punishment is usually portrayed as a ... More


Representing the Mutiny: ‘Criminal’ India after 1857

UPAMANYU PABLO MUKHERJEE

in Crime and Empire: The Colony in Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Crime

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261055
eISBN:
9780191717475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261055.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows how the mutiny of 1857 produced a version of Indian criminality that further problematized the myth of the British rule of law. This may seem odd because the event is traditionally ... More


The Intricate Ways of Guilt: Der Prozeß (1914)

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Der Prozeβ is the most familiar and the most controversial of Franz Kafka's novels. It is the one best known to the reading public, and its opening incident, the unexplained arrest ... More


Murder as One of the Middlebrow Arts

Louise McReynolds

in Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451454
eISBN:
9780801465901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451454.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines fictional portrayals of murder as a means of understanding how Russian audiences adjusted to the postreform society. A murder with no mystery, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and ... More


Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

Kent F. Schull

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641734
eISBN:
9781474400886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Ottoman or ‘Turkish’ prisons regularly conjure images of Oriental brutality in Western imaginations. Contrary to this stereotypical image, Ottoman prisons were sights of immense reform and ... More


Law and Order

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Conan Doyle is best known for his crime stories. This chapter shows that the police, judiciary, and penal systems were all subject to debate and reform in his lifetime. Criticism usually sees ... More


The Economics of Crime Control

Doron Teichman

in Criminal Law Conversations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199861279
eISBN:
9780190260071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents an authoritative overview of the economics of crime control, with particular emphasis on Gary Becker's arguments as set forth in his seminal paper, Crime and Punishment: An ... More


Humphry Tristram Potter

JULIE COLEMAN

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557103
eISBN:
9780191719882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557103.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter looks at Humphry Tristram Potter's New Dictionary of all the Cant and Flash Languages (1795), which has a dishonest bibliography and a dubious biography. More than 80 per cent of the ... More


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