The coronial manual and the bureaucratic logic of the coroner's office

  title={The coronial manual and the bureaucratic logic of the coroner's office},
  author={Marc Trabsky},
  journal={International Journal of Law in Context},
  pages={195 - 209}
  • Marc Trabsky
  • Published 1 June 2016
  • History
  • International Journal of Law in Context
Abstract This paper examines the coronial manual as a technique of occupying office in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The manual guided coroners in the performance of their duties, obligations and responsibilities. It was preoccupied with questions of technical knowledge, operational processes and administrative procedure. The language of office that characterised coronial treatises prior to the eighteenth century was gradually supplemented in the nineteenth century by the discourse of… 



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