The quaestio Statutes and the Criminal Procedurein the Severan Period

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
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Volume 4 Issue 6
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Hashani Boange
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Hashani Boange, "The quaestio Statutes and the Criminal Procedurein the Severan Period," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 4,  no. 6, pp. 27-33, 2017. Crossref,


In the 2nd century C.E according to the Severan jurists in the Digest, some of the statutes of the republican criminal court were still in effect and had an important place in the interpretation of criminal law. The praetor, the republican magistrate in charge of the law courts had a surprising role to play in the court for murder and adultery as evidenced by the jurists Papinian and Ulpian. It can be estimated that the republican framework thrived well in to the 2nd century B.C. and the emperor did not possess complete control over the criminal court. Therefore the structural and functional breakdown of republican criminal law remained incomplete.


Severan, criminal law, republican, jurists.


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