Writing About the Death Penalty
Osgoode Hall Law School and Dept of History, York University
Legal History, Vol. 10, No's. 1-2, pp. 13-52, 2006
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
Date posted: July 14, 2011