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Fatal LoveSpousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic$
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Victor Uribe-Uran

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780804794633

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.001.0001

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Access to Justice

Access to Justice

Domestic Violence, Laws, and Procedures

(p.28) Chapter One Access to Justice
Fatal Love

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

Stanford University Press

Looks at canon or ecclesiastical and civil laws pertaining to marriage and marriage-related crimes in Spain and those in the colonies, and examines judicial procedures concerning the trial of public crimes. The chapter establishes that access to justice and knowledge of legal procedures was widespread and central to the legitimation of the monarchy.

Keywords:   canon law, marriage, divorce, separation, conflicts, royal law, derecho indiano, judges, public crimes, criminal procedures

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