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The Resource Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834, by Rachel E. Bennett, (electronic resource)

Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834, by Rachel E. Bennett, (electronic resource)

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Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834
Title
Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834
Statement of responsibility
by Rachel E. Bennett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book provides the most in-depth study of capital punishment in Scotland between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth century to date. Based upon an extensive gathering and analysis of previously untapped resources, it takes the reader on a journey from the courtrooms of Scotland to the theatre of the gallows. It introduces them to several of the malefactors who faced the hangman’s noose and explores the traditional hallmarks of the spectacle of the scaffold. It demonstrates that the period between 1740 and 1834 was one of discussion, debate and fundamental change in the use of the death sentence and how it was staged in practice. In addition, the study provides an innovative investigation of the post-mortem punishment of the criminal corpse. It offers the reader an insight into the scene at the foot of the gibbets from which criminal bodies were displayed, and around the dissection tables of Scotland’s main universities where criminal bodies were used as cadavers for anatomical demonstration. In doing so it reveals an intermediate stage in the long-term disappearance of public bodily punishment.--
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Bennett, Rachel E
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Civilization
  • Social history
  • Crime
Label
Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834, by Rachel E. Bennett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62018-3
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Part I: The Implementation of the Death Sentence in Scotland -- Chapter 2: Capital Punishment and the Scottish Criminal Justice System -- Chapter 3: Contextualising the Punishment of Death -- Chapter 4: Scottish Women and the Hangman’s Noose -- Part II: The Theatre of the Gallows in Scotland -- Chapter 5: The Spectacle of the Scaffold -- Chapter 6: A Fate Worse than Death? Dissection and the Criminal Corpse -- Chapter 7: Hanging in Chains: The Criminal Corpse on Display -- Chapter 8: Conclusion -- Index.
Control code
978-3-319-62018-3
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 237 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9783319620183
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-62018-3
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027631480
Label
Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834, by Rachel E. Bennett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62018-3
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Part I: The Implementation of the Death Sentence in Scotland -- Chapter 2: Capital Punishment and the Scottish Criminal Justice System -- Chapter 3: Contextualising the Punishment of Death -- Chapter 4: Scottish Women and the Hangman’s Noose -- Part II: The Theatre of the Gallows in Scotland -- Chapter 5: The Spectacle of the Scaffold -- Chapter 6: A Fate Worse than Death? Dissection and the Criminal Corpse -- Chapter 7: Hanging in Chains: The Criminal Corpse on Display -- Chapter 8: Conclusion -- Index.
Control code
978-3-319-62018-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 237 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9783319620183
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-62018-3
Other physical details
1 illustration
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027631480

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