• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The Practice of Execution in Canada (Hardback)
  • The Practice of Execution in Canada (Hardback)
zoom

The Practice of Execution in Canada (Hardback)

(author)
£80.00
Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 18/05/2010
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

It is easy to forget that the death penalty was an accepted aspect of Canadian culture and criminal justice until 1976. The Practice of Execution in Canada is not about what led some to the gallows and others to escape it. Rather, it examines how the routine rituals and practices of execution can be seen as a crucial social institution. Drawing on hundreds of case files, Ken Leyton-Brown shows that from trial to interment, the practice of execution was constrained by law and tradition. Despite this, however, the institution was not rigid. Criticism and reform pushed executions out of the public eye, and in so doing, stripped them of meaningful ritual and made them more vulnerable to criticism.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774817530
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Ken Leyton-Brown has tackled an enormously important piece of research and The Practice of Execution in Canada will, without a doubt, serve as an important reference. Everyone who opposes, and also those who favour the death penalty should read it.

-- Gord Barnes, Amnesty International volunteer, activist and fieldworker * ActiveHistory.ca *

You may also be interested in...

Queer City
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
The Stopping Places
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Grime Kids
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Pale Rider
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
The Hidden Ways
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Added to basket
£16.99   £12.99
Hardback
The Earth is Weeping
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Added to basket
The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
Added to basket
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Chernobyl
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.