Common Law

In the Anglo-Saxon Era a drastic shift began toward what is now known as the criminal justice system. The rise of European violence in medieval England and the surrounding regions resulted in the establishment of a systematic response to abnormal behavior. For this Discussion, you examine English Common Law by comparing two patterns of criminal activity and violence in England between the years 570 and 1725. Then, you consider the effect the development of constitutional law and political freedom had on our current criminal justice system.

Post by Day 3: Based on the Learning Resources, compare two patterns of criminal activity and violence in England during this period. Explain their effect on the development of constitutional law and political freedom in England. Finally, explain how English Common Law influenced the American criminal justice system. Provide an example. Readings Jones M.,      & Johnstone, P. (2011). History of Criminal Justice. (5th      ed.) New York, NY. Routledge.  Chapter 3,       “Medieval Crime and Punishment Before the Lateran” Venkataraman,      A. (2011, December 23). Why America is more violent than other      democracies.
     Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/12/23/why-america-is-more-violent-than-other-democracies Walden      University. (n.d.). Abstracts.
     Retrieved from http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/402.htm