Introduction

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Authors

Departments

External departments

  • Newcastle University

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExecution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual
EditorsPatrick Low, Helen Rutherford, Clare Sandford-Couch
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
ChapterIntroduction
ISBN (Electronic)9780429318832
ISBN (Print)9780367332457
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2020

Publication series

Name SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories
PublisherRoutledge
Publication type

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Introduction to edited collection offering 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.