Title

On Death and Magic: Law, Necromancy and the Great Beyond

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Every now and then, our legal system interacts with the spirit world, whether by virtue of seances being used in establishing the defense in a criminal matter or being used by the prosecution to impugn the defendant, or because of the impact that ghosts may have on stigmatized property or by virtue of houses being built on cemeteries, like in the movie "Poltergeist." Our legal system has an uneasy relationship with the spirit world and this chapter in the book explores that relationship.

Recommended Citation

On Death and Magic: Law, Necromancy, and the Great Beyond, in Law and Magic: A Collection of Essays (Christine A. Corcos, ed., Carolina Academic Press 2010)