Bankruptcy and Capital Punishment in the 18th and 19th Centuries

6 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2009

Date Written: January 16, 2009

Abstract

Drawing on the Old Bailey Session Papers (OBSP), this article examines the cases of six individuals who were tried and executed for 'bankruptcy offences' pursuant to An Act to Prevent Frauds Frequently Committed by Bankrupts 1705.

Keywords: insolvency, debtor, creditor, disclosure, hanging, punishment, bankruptcy offences, 1705 Act to Prevent Frauds Frequently Committed by Bankrupts

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Tribe, John Paul, Bankruptcy and Capital Punishment in the 18th and 19th Centuries (January 16, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1329067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1329067

John Paul Tribe (Contact Author)

University of Liverpool ( email )

Brownlow Hill
Liverpool, L69 3BX
United Kingdom

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