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Luigi Lacchi (ed.), Il diritto del duce. Giustizia e repressione nell’Italia fascista, Rome : Donzelli, 2015, xxxviii + 313 p., ISBN 978-88-6843-242-3.

Jonathan Dunnage
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Centred on the relationship between repression and the administration of justice in fascist Italy, Il diritto del duce presents a stimulating collection of essays. These can be situated in the context in which, as stated by Luigi Lacchi in the introduction to the volume, Mussolini’s regime desired that, beyond a merely repressive function, the criminal justice system reflect the fascist ‘spiritual Revolution’, giving shape to the ‘“new” morality of the Italians’, and establishing a ‘state of justice’ around which to build consensus (p. xxxviii). What measures, then, were taken to ‘fascistize’ the Italian criminal justice system ? How did legal concepts evolve during the years of the ventennio, and how were judicial procedures and punishment of crime affected as a result ? In what ways did the organs of justice and their personnel respond to these transformations and how much professional and cultural independence did they maintain from the regime ? What continuities with the justice...

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Bibliographical reference

Luigi Lacchi (ed.), Il diritto del duce. Giustizia e repressione nell’Italia fascista, Rome : Donzelli, 2015, xxxviii + 313 p., ISBN 978-88-6843-242-3.

Electronic reference

Jonathan Dunnage, « Luigi Lacchi (ed.), Il diritto del duce. Giustizia e repressione nell’Italia fascista, Rome : Donzelli, 2015, xxxviii + 313 p., ISBN 978-88-6843-242-3. », Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History & Societies [Online], Vol. 20, n°2 | 2016, Online since 01 December 2018, connection on 22 June 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/chs/1694

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