Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain. Audience, Justice, Memory

By Lizzie Seal / Solon, on 8 September 2020

Drawing on primary research, this book explores the cultural life of the death penalty in Britain in the twentieth century, including an exploration of the role of the popular press and a discussion of portrayals of the death penalty in plays, novels and films. Popular protest against capital punishment and public responses to and understandings of capital cases are also discussed, particularly in relation to conceptualisations of justice.

  • Document type Book
  • Countries list United Kingdom
  • Themes list Trend Towards Abolition, Death Penalty, Country/Regional profiles,