By Lizzie Seal
Capital punishment for homicide was once abolished in Britain in 1965. at present, the best way humans in Britain perceived and understood the demise penalty had replaced – it used to be a topic that had develop into more and more debatable, high-profile and fraught with emotion. for you to comprehend why this used to be, it will be significant to check how traditional humans discovered approximately and skilled capital punishment.
Drawing on basic study, this e-book explores the cultural lifetime of the dying penalty in Britain within the 20th century, together with an exploration of the position of the preferred press and a dialogue of portrayals of the dying penalty in performs, novels and movies. well known protest opposed to capital punishment and public responses to and understandings of capital situations also are mentioned, quite when it comes to conceptualisations of justice. Miscarriages of justice have been major to capital punishment’s more and more fraught nature within the mid twentieth-century and the ebook analyses the unsettling strength of 2 such excessive profile miscarriages of justice. the ultimate chapters give some thought to the continued relevance of capital punishment in Britain after abolition, together with its symbolism and the way humans negotiate stories of the dying penalty.
Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain is groundbreaking in its cognizance to the demise penalty and the impression it had on daily life and it's the basically textual content in this period to put public and well known discourses approximately, and reactions to, capital punishment on the centre of the research. Interdisciplinary in concentration and technique, it is going to attract historians, criminologists, sociologists and socio-legal students.
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Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain: Audience, Justice, Memory (Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories) by Lizzie Seal