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First Principles: The Chief Aim of Criminal Jurisprudence Is to Prevent Crimes

“To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.” – James Wilson (1790)            

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Palm Sunday 2018

Palm Sunday 2018 by Michael Romani In the mindset of the times A saint’s acts could be crimes But even the king had come To learn of the coming Kingdom Wall to wall in observance Passover spoke of perseverance To … Continue reading

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First Principles: Preventing Crimes Is the Aim of Jurisprudence

“To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.”  — James Wilson Such a simple proposition really.  Looking at … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Holinshed’s Chronicles

We have previously taken a broad overview of the work called Holinshed’s Chronicles.  Today we will take a further look at this with respect to William Harrison’s input and with particular emphasis on Elizabethan punishments. William Harrison was chaplain to Lord … Continue reading

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A Nice Place To Visit

In the continuing promise to my eldest daughter, a poem based on the Twilight Zone Season 1, Episode 29, A Nice Place To Visit: A Nice Place To Visit by Michael Romani Resounding dissonance introduces us to Henry Francis Valentine Hard at … Continue reading

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