Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain: From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual

Patrick Low (Editor), Helen Rutherford (Editor), Clare Sandford- Couch (Editor)

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Abstract

This edited collection offers multi-disciplinary reflections and analysis on a variety of themes centred on nineteenth century executions in the UK, many specifically related to the fundamental change in capital punishment culture as the execution moved from the public arena to behind the prison wall. By examining a period of dramatic change in punishment practice, this collection of essays provides a fresh historical perspective on nineteenth century execution culture, with a focus on Scotland, Wales and the regions of England.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)0367332450
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameSOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories
PublisherRoutledge

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