Flashcards in c&p: religions impact on law enforcement Deck (6)
what are three ways the religion impacted law enforcement?
1. trial by ordeal
when was trial by ordeal used?
in the anglo-saxon, norman and medieval periods, although it was used less in the medieval period as religion was beginning to become less important
what were the trials by ordeal?
- trial by hot iron
- trial by hot water
- trial by cold water
- trial by blessed bread
- trial by combat was introduced by the normans
how do the trials by ordeal show religions impact on law enforcement?
they show just how much power/control the church had, and that in the early periods the church and religion were almost solely responsible for law enforcement
why was heresy introduced?
due to the changing religions of the tudor monarchs