Punishment in Nineteenth Century England Book Review by Top Papers

Punishment in Nineteenth Century England
A review of Randall McGowen's "Civilizing Punishment".
# 129995 | 1,250 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in History (British) , Literature (General)


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The paper looks at Randall McGowen's "Civilizing Punishment" that examines the transformation that occurred in the United Kingdom during the early nineteenth century. The paper discusses how reform movements designed to put an end to the death penalty succeeded in moving capital punishment out of the public sphere and into the private one. The paper explains that this change took place over the course of many decades but, as McGowen points out, it was a change that signaled a deeper cultural transformation and the emergence of a supposed civilized morality that would not tolerate a culture of violence.

From the Paper:

"Randall McGowen's "Civilizing Punishment" examines the transformation that occurred in the United Kingdom during the early nineteenth century as reform movements designed to put an end to the death penalty only succeeded in moving capital punishment out of the public sphere and into the private one. This change took place over the course of many decades but, as McGowen points out, it was a change that signaled a deeper cultural transformation and the emergence of a supposed civilized morality that would not tolerate a culture of violence."

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