We should really do something about those Albigensians and Waldenses
To start a inquisition, find something to go against
Yeah, we should probably take care of it.
Where are your heretics!?
After finding a topic to go against, go out and tell the world. Gather information and shock people! For best quality, please have at least three friars.
You have been deemed a heretic!!!
In order to investigate, one should use inquisitio generalis in order to start the trial. Then, if they are to be tried, one should use insquisitio particularis. Then, present said charges against the heretic.
You sir, are going to be burned at the stake!
Punishments should consist of turning them away from sin Doing these so the heretic understand why they are wrong in the eyes of God. Good punishments should be wearing crosses for a certain time, distinctive outfits, or even prison sentences. Examples can be simple or even extreme such as capital punishment
It is suggested that the Inquisitor use "partial proof"or "full proof." Using full proof, such as a confession, should allow one to convict. However, one should not convict on "partial proof."
I confess completely!
This man must where this outfit as punishment for his heresy! He is an example!
Ending a inquisition, one should speak out about "decrees of mercy" or "suspended sentencing." These should represent what the heretic did and be a mark for what they have done. These would be either wearing a cross for a period or even a distinctive outfit.