Qualities of mercy : justice, punishment, and discretion (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Qualities of mercy : justice, punishment, and discretion

Author: Carolyn Strange
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Qualities of Mercy deals with the history of mercy in criminal justice. The writers probe the discretionary use of power and examine how it has been exercised to spare convicted criminals from the full might of the law. Looking at England, Canada, and Australia in periods when both capital and corporal punishment were still practised, the authors show that, contrary to common assumptions, the past was not a time of
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Strange
ISBN: 0774805846 9780774805841 0774805854 9780774805858
OCLC Number: 37631304
Description: xii, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Civilized people don't want to see that sort of thing: the decline of physical punishment in London, 1760-1840 / Greg T. Smith --
In place of death: transportation, penal practices, and the English state, 1770-1830 / Simon Devereaux --
'Harshness and forbearance': the politics of pardons and the Upper Canada rebellion / Barry Wright --
Savage mercy: native culture and the modification of capital punishment in nineteenth-century British Columbia / Tina Loo --
Discretionary justice: political culture and the death penalty in New South Wales and Ontario, 1890-1920 / Carolyn Strange --
Punishment in late-twentieth-century Canada: an afterword / Anthony N. Doob.
Responsibility: edited by Carolyn Strange.

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These top scholars probe the discretionary use of power and inquire how it has been exercised to spare convicted criminals from the full might of the law.  Read more...

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This thought-provoking and well-written book will be of particular interest to students of law, sociology, public policy, and criminal justice administration. -- Anna Leslie * Canadian Book Review Read more...

 
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