L'empoisonnement à Nice sous la Restauration: enquête judiciaire et expertise toxicologique

L'empoisonnement à Nice sous la Restauration: enquête judiciaire et expertise toxicologique MARTINUS NI]HOFF PUBLISHERS Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 76 (2008) 95-131 &vue d'Nistoire du Droit 76 (2008) 95-131 The Legal History &view 76 (2008) 95-131 :v empoisonnement a Nice sous la Restauration: enquete judiciaire et expertise toxicologique Marc Ortolani*' I Summary Poisoning at Nice under the Restoration, judicial investigations and toxicological experts' reports. - Poisoning may be a fairly well-known crime in legal history, but the judgements of the Senate in Nice (at the time of the Restoration in the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia) shed some new light on some of its issues. The court worked according to principles of organisation, a legal system and a procedure which had all been inherited from the Ancien Regime and re-established under the Restoration, and which allowed it to conduct core criminal investigations. These investigations aimed at finding out the intention of the criminal and the means used in committing the crime. They relied, in spite of the limitations of scientific knowledge, on toxicological expertise, which became an essential stage in prosecuting cases of poisoning. Keywords Poisoning, Senate of Nice, Restoration, toxicological expertise "Ce moyen de procurer la mort est l'un des plus barbares et des plus cruds [... ] il est abhorre par http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Legal History Review / Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit Brill

L'empoisonnement à Nice sous la Restauration: enquête judiciaire et expertise toxicologique

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Brill
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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0040-7585
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1571-8190
D.O.I.
10.1163/157181908X277581
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MARTINUS NI]HOFF PUBLISHERS Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 76 (2008) 95-131 &vue d'Nistoire du Droit 76 (2008) 95-131 The Legal History &view 76 (2008) 95-131 :v empoisonnement a Nice sous la Restauration: enquete judiciaire et expertise toxicologique Marc Ortolani*' I Summary Poisoning at Nice under the Restoration, judicial investigations and toxicological experts' reports. - Poisoning may be a fairly well-known crime in legal history, but the judgements of the Senate in Nice (at the time of the Restoration in the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia) shed some new light on some of its issues. The court worked according to principles of organisation, a legal system and a procedure which had all been inherited from the Ancien Regime and re-established under the Restoration, and which allowed it to conduct core criminal investigations. These investigations aimed at finding out the intention of the criminal and the means used in committing the crime. They relied, in spite of the limitations of scientific knowledge, on toxicological expertise, which became an essential stage in prosecuting cases of poisoning. Keywords Poisoning, Senate of Nice, Restoration, toxicological expertise "Ce moyen de procurer la mort est l'un des plus barbares et des plus cruds [... ] il est abhorre par

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The Legal History Review / Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du DroitBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: RESTORATION; TOXICOLOGICAL EXPERTISE; SENATE OF NICE; POISONING

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