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Introduction

Shining a light on the dark history of hangings in Canada. Take a journey through notable cases in Canada's criminal justice history, featuring well-known and some less-well-known figures from...

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Original Title
Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada
ISBN13
9781459738232
Edition Format
ebook
Number of Pages
208 pages
Book Language
English
Ebook Format
PDF, EPUB

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Shining a light on the dark history of hangings in Canada. Take a journey through notable cases in Canada's criminal justice history, featuring well-known and some less-well-known figures from the past. You'll meet Arthur Ellis, Canada's most famous hangman, whose work outfit was a frock coat and striped trousers, often with a flower pinned to his lapel.

And you will also e Shining a light on the dark history of hangings in Canada. Take a journey through notable cases in Canada's criminal justice history, featuring well-known and some less-well-known figures from the past. You'll meet Arthur Ellis, Canada's most famous hangman, whose work outfit was a frock coat and striped trousers, often with a flower pinned to his lapel.

And you will also encounter other memorable characters, including the man who was hanged twice and the gun-toting bootlegger who was the only woman every executed in Alberta. Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada illustrates how trial, sentencing, and punishment operated in Canada's first century, and examines the relevance of capital punishment today. Along the way, learn about the mathematics and physics behind hangings, as well as disturbing facts about bungled executions and wrongful convictions.


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