The model of criminal proceedings in cases initiated by infants in England (13th–18th c.)

Paweł Złamańczuk

Abstract


Although English law tried to restrict infants’ ability to prosecute, they playeda significant role in the private prosecution (appeals) of crime. According to common law, an infant is a person under the age of twenty-one years, which is termed his full age. This article analyzes the model of proceedings in private prosecutions brought by infant appellants between the 13th and 18th centuries.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/sil.2013.19.0.373
Data publikacji: 2015-07-12 03:05:21
Data złożenia artykułu: 2015-07-08 00:10:04

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