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Corporal Punishment In Serbia In The 19th Cenntury And its Abolition

Author(s): Milica Todorović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, History of Law, Criminal Law
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Нишу
Keywords: corporal punishment; penal system; 19th century Serbia

Summary/Abstract: In this paper, the author explores the legal regulation, application and significance of corporal punishment in Serbia from the aspect of penal law and social conceptions of the 19th century Serbia. The author provides a historical retrospect of corporal punishment from the beginning of the 19th century until its abolition in 1873. Relying upon the preserved criminal provisions and court judgments, the author first explores the application of different kinds of corporal punishment that existed before the adoption of the Criminal Code of 1860. Then, the author focuses on the Criminal Code provisions regulating corporal punishment for misdemeanors and infractions, and explores the reasons that eventually led to abolishing this specific kind of punishment. Ultimately, the author uses the results of this research to analyze the development of penal law in Serbia as well as the evolution of the Serbian state and society in the 19th century.

  • Issue Year: LVIII/2011
  • Issue No: 58
  • Page Range: 235-248
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian