Criminal Law and Procedure

Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From 16th Century to the Present



Event Date: 

05/21/15 to 05/22/15

Location name: 

Berlin, Germany


Max Planck Institute for Human Development

This conference will explore how legal professionals, as judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys
and other legal officials, handled different forms of knowledge about emotions in the practice of law, in accordance with, or in opposition to, general social and cultural attitudes and public
opinion. It will further investigate the presence and absence—and their meanings—of emotions
in the courtroom, as a fundamental aspect of criminal law practices. It will take into
consideration not only the emotions which were shown, expected and provoked but also the