Hanging in the Balance: A History of the Abolition of Capital Punishment in Britain

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Waterside Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Law - 288 pages
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This title traces the history of capital punishment in the UK from ancient times to the modern day - through periods of reform until hanging for murder was finally abolished by parliament in 1969. It collates data and references from a variety of sources to provide fuel for debate in the many countries where capital punishment still exists.

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