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Roman v. American Legal System: Rights and Protections of Citizens
Transcript of Roman v. American Legal System: Rights and Protections of Citizens
The state never prosecuted anyone, a private party had to accuse.
Judges, equivalent of jurors decided whether the defendent was "condemo" or "absolvo". Any number of judges.
Prisons were not forms of punishment.
Lawyers didn't exactly know the law.
Citizens of Rome were given special privileges in trials. Roman Law America's law system is based off of Rome's, the constitution of the USA is the foundation of true American law.
Common law is used in the USA, as it was in Rome.
Court- Judge, Jury, Lawyers.
Non-citizen charged: deportation, conviction, etc.
Death penalty, imprisonment, fines. No cruel or unusual punishment. American Law Differences in Cultures and Laws The Romans hated non-Romans.
Treated other Romans with respect.
People now have more rights that protect them in court.
knowing what you are accused of
attorney Roman Punishments Jail not a punishment
Death penalty--Pater familis or treason.
Burning to death
Thrown from a roof
Stones tied and thrown into a river
Mutilation of limbs
Fines for the murder of a slave or animal
Banishment American Punishments Addition of the 8th amendment
Some states have death penalty
Correctional Conclusion Citizenship meant different things for our cultures.
Our law system is based off of that of the Roman's-with a few tweaks.
Punishments for crimes have become humane.
Western culture has adopted and improved ancient European customs. Bibliography KET. "The Roman Legal System." Sept. 7.
American Law. "History of American Law." Sept. 7.
UNRV History. "Ancient Roman Laws." Sept. 7.
American Law. "Civil Law in Rome." Sept. 7. http://www.unrv.com/government/l