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  • Hanged at Lincolnby Stephen Wade

    The History Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Revisiting murder cases from Lincoln's past more...

  • Olde London Punishmentsby David Brandon; Alan Brooke

    The History Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    Olde London punishments more...

  • The Death Penaltyby Louis P. Pojman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 27.99

    Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution while Jeffrey Reiman argues that although the death penalty is a just punishment for murder, we are not morally obliged to execute murderers. more...

  • Execution Eveby William Buchanan

    New Horizon Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    In a story reminiscent of Dead Man Walking , the murder of golf star Marion Miley enraged the nation. People were finally quieted when three men were arrested, tried and convicted. But on the night of their scheduled execution, the warden, "hang'em high" lawman Jesse Buchanan, is unsure of one prisoner's guilt. His actions change his life forever... more...

  • Killing Timeby John Hollway; Ronald M. Gauthier

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 22.99

    In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola Prison and confined to his cell for twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed that his trial had been mishandled and would step... more...

  • English Pris&Borstal Ils 205by LIONEL W FOX

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Medieval Punishmentsby William Andrews

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in any way whatever, it was certain to be shockingly... more...

  • An Eye for an Eye?by Stephen Nathanson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 34.99

    In the second edition of An Eye for an Eye? Stephen Nathanson evaluates arguments for and against the death penalty, and ultimately defends an abolitionist position to the controversial practice, including arguments that show how and why the death penalty is inconsistent with respect for life and a commitment to justice. A timely new postscript and... more...

  • Hanged at Durhamby Steve Fielding

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    For decades the high walls of Durham gaol have contained some of the countrys most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for convicted killers from all over the north east. The history of execution within the walls of Durham Gaol began with the hanging of two labourers side by side in... more...

  • Hanged at Liverpoolby Steve Fielding

    The History Press 2008; US$ 4.99

    The history of execution at Walton began with the hanging of an Oldham nurse in 1887. more...