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Writing About the Death Penalty

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

18 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2011  

Douglas Hay

Osgoode Hall Law School and Dept of History, York University

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.

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

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

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