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Legal History: Crime and Punishment Research Guide

This guide details primary English and American resources on the history of crime and punishment.

Crime & Punishment - Witchcraft

Historically, women were disproportionately accused and convicted of the crime of witchcraft in Europe and America, but men were also persecuted and punished for being witches. Many studies exist on the history of witchcraft but very little has been done on analyzing the legal means, legal implications and legal prosecution and punishment of the crime. A separate Guide to Witchcraft and the Law is available on resources available for the study of crime and punishment of witchcraft, for both online and traditional sources. See the Special Collections Librarian for information on this guide.