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Stephen Skinner presents his research on the nature of criminal law under Fascism and democracy

Stephen Skinner presented a paper on 30 November 2020 in an online seminar organised by the Oxford Criminal Law Discussion Group.

Entitled 'Criminal Law under Fascism and Democracy: History, Historiography and Critique', the paper outlined some key problems in understanding the relationship between the 1930 Italian Penal Code and the Fascist regime, how the Code's character and provisions have been traced in post-war historiography, and how a comparative analysis of aspects of criminal law under contrasting political systems can ground critical engagement with the modalities of criminal law as an expression of state power in the 20th-21st centuries.

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