Legal History, Vol. 10, No's. 1-2, pp. 13-52, 2006
18 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2011
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.
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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Hay, Douglas, Writing About the Death Penalty. Legal History, Vol. 10, No's. 1-2, pp. 13-52, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1884278