oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Was Aunt Jane a shoplifter?

Volume 24 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



This article thoroughly re-examines Aunt Jane’s prosecution for shoplifting in the light of the three pamphlets published in the week after the trial, her own letters, contemporary local newspapers, and contemporary rules of evidence and criminal procedure. It concludes that the verdict of not guilty was correct and that the prosecution witnesses were guilty of perjury.

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