An offence formerly unknown in this part of the United Kingdom: Robbery and the death penalty in early nineteenth century Scotland

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Examines the imposition of the death penalty on persons convicted of robbery in Scotland in the first three decades of the 19th century. Argues that the escalation of its use reflects the moral panic over robbery in Scotland at this time, as evidenced by judicial and press comment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-143
Number of pages9
JournalIrish Jurist
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2018


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