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Writing About the Death Penalty


Douglas Hay


Osgoode Hall Law School and Dept of History, York University


Legal History, Vol. 10, No's. 1-2, pp. 13-52, 2006

Abstract:     
A retrospective look at 'Property, Authority, and the Criminal Law' (1975), Douglas Hay's analysis of eighteenth-century English criminal law, by the author, responding to comments by John Beattie, Jim Phillips, and James Muir in a symposium 'thirty years after'. It includes an analysis of recent scholarship on capital punishment and the use of executive pardons in the eighteenth century.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: death penalty, capital punishment, executive clemency, pardons, class and criminal law, Albion's Fatal Tree, JM Beattie, Jim Phillips, James Muir

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K42

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Date posted: July 14, 2011  

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Hay, Douglas, Writing About the Death Penalty. Legal History, Vol. 10, No's. 1-2, pp. 13-52, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1884278

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Douglas Hay (Contact Author)
Osgoode Hall Law School and Dept of History, York University ( email )
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Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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