A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse by Richard Ward

By Richard Ward

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Capital punishment is an ancient common — it's been practiced at some point soon within the heritage of just about all recognized societies and locations. that's not to assert, despite the fact that, that it truly is an historic consistent — the use, shape, functionality and that means of execution has assorted vastly throughout various old contexts. this can be likewise real for a massive — even if fairly ignored — element of capital punishment: the destiny of the felony physique after execution. This bankruptcy is an advent to the amount.

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Wilf, ‘Anatomy and Punishment’, 523. Friedland, Seeing Justice Done, pp. 266–74. For a thought-provoking critique of a number of the theories discussed here, see David Garland, Punishment and Modern Society: A Study in Social Theory (Oxford, 1990), especially Ch. 6, 7, 10. Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (London, 1977). , p. 61. An argument also made by Thomas Laqueur, ‘Crowds, Carnival and the State in English Executions, 1604–1868’, in A. L. Beier, David Cannadine and James Rosenheim (eds), The First Modern Society: Essays in Honour of Lawrence Stone (Cambridge, 1989), pp.

Richard J. Evans, Rituals of Retribution: Capital Punishment in Germany 1600–1987 (Oxford, 1996), p. 42. 6. Richard van Dülmen, Theatre of Horror: Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Germany (translated by Elisabeth Neu, Oxford, 1990), Appendix, Tables 1 and 2. 7. Simon Devereaux, ‘England’s “Bloody Code” in Crisis and Transition: Executions at the Old Bailey, 1760–1837’, (unpublished research paper, 2014). I am very grateful to Simon Devereaux for sharing his unpublished paper with me. 8. Simon Devereaux, ‘Imposing the Royal Pardon: Execution, Transportation, and Convict Resistance in London, 1789’, Law and History Review 25 (2007), 123; V.

On these two schemes, see Richard Ward, ‘The Criminal Corpse, Anatomists and the Criminal Law: Parliamentary Attempts to Extend the Dissection of Offenders in Late Eighteenth-Century England’, Journal of British Studies 54 (2015). 43. Banner, The Death Penalty, pp. 76–8. 44. Steven Wilf, ‘Anatomy and Punishment in Late Eighteenth-Century New York’, Journal of Social History 22 (1989), 515–6. 45. Post-execution dissection is briefly discussed in Spierenburg, Spectacle of Suffering, pp. 89–90, and Evans, Rituals of Retribution, pp.

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