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By Lizzie Seal

Capital punishment for homicide was once abolished in Britain in 1965. at present, the way in which humans in Britain perceived and understood the demise penalty had replaced – it was once a subject that had turn into more and more arguable, high-profile and fraught with emotion. as a way to comprehend why this used to be, it can be crucial to check how traditional humans realized approximately and skilled capital punishment.

Drawing on fundamental examine, this publication explores the cultural lifetime of the demise 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 demise penalty in performs, novels and movies. well known protest opposed to capital punishment and public responses to and understandings of capital instances 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 e-book analyses the unsettling strength of 2 such excessive profile miscarriages of justice. the ultimate chapters ponder the ongoing relevance of capital punishment in Britain after abolition, together with its symbolism and the way humans negotiate thoughts of the dying penalty.

Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain is groundbreaking in its awareness to the dying penalty and the impression it had on lifestyle and it's the in simple terms 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 method, it's going to entice historians, criminologists, sociologists and socio-legal students.

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