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Published: 31 January 2020

272 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620276

Bookseller Code (06)

Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland

A Social, Legal and Political History

David M. Doyle and Liam O'Callaghan

Liverpool University Press

  • Offers a fascinating perspective on both official and hidden Ireland in the twentieth century
  • Uses original archival material to provide a corrective to criminological accounts by engaging with the wider social and cultural historiography of Ireland
  • The first study of the death penalty in post-independence Ireland to deal sensitively with the social and cultural context in which the judiciary, juries and politicians made their recommendations and decisions
  • Offers new perspectives on the influence and impact of psychiatry on criminal trials in Ireland