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Gazing across the heterogeneous discourses claiming the rubric of criminology, a casual observer will likely be struck by pervasive discussions aimed at solving the 'crime problem'. Alongside the blaring choruses of technical experts one finds the hushed muses of sceptics and critics. They worry...
This article returns to a colonial discourse on crime, criminals, and punishment that the court of justice enunciated and followed during an 8-year British occupation of the Cape of Good Hope in the latter part of 1795. Tapping unusually frank juridical discussions on criminality and punishment...