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Author Guarnieri, Patrizia, 1954-

Title A case of child murder : law and science in nineteenth-century Tuscany / Patrizia Guarnieri.

Published Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : Blackwell, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  345.02523 GUAR    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Ammazzabambini. English
Physical description vi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Events and Enquiry. Alarm in Incisa. The disappearance of the children. The murderer is discovered. The city magistrates. The confession. Crime or politics. The witnesses and the child Amerigo. The motive. The charge -- 2. Carlino and Public Opinion. Dramatic action. Carlino 'the victim' and decent people. Carlino and the urchins. Carlino and the scientists. Carlino the degenerate -- 3. The Trial. Yorick and the celebrated trials. The judges in court. The investigation challenged. Madness: fact and judgement. The village idiot and the schoolmaster. The psychiatric experts. The jurors and the verdict -- 4. The Psychiatric Case. The psychiatrists' battles and defeats. The banner of organicism. Physiognomy: scientific rationality and common sense. Freedom, constraint or otherwise. Why? 'No reason'. Carlino's thoughts.
Subject Grandi, Carlo -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Insanity (Law) -- Italy -- History.
ISBN 0745609031