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10:11 am: The legal system, punishments, judgment, and "justice"


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Date:October 1st, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Yes. I think many fantasy authors make a mistake in treating small societies exactly like large ones, so that there's an elaborate trial, with jurors and witnesses and everything, in a village or tribe that only has about fifty people. Frankly, if there are only fifty people, I doubt they could find twelve jurors who are a) adult and b) could spare the time to sit on a jury and deliberate for days. It works out much better with a larger population.
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