The Pitaval Casebook (The Schiller Translations, 1)
In eight remarkable legal cases which portray the human being in all his erring and excesses, we see the author reinterpreting, in the spirit of a human friendly observer, past legal judgements which call upon the use of newly discovered sociological field, as well as new legal principles, in order to reconcile Humanity with legality.
The stated aim was then, to educate the citizen into making enlightened judgment about crimes and criminals, to allow him to behave as human and responsible judge of his fellows in society.
The Brinvillier case
The sad destiny of Jacob LeBrun
The Guerre case
A commercial contract with God
The Gange case
The LaPivardière case
The odd couple
A corrupt state employee