Expansion, Crisis, and Transformation: Changing Economies of Punishment in England, 1780-1850

The article discusses the evolution of state punishments in England from 1780 to 1850. Topics include how punishments through the use of infliction of pain to the body in public were replaced by imprisonment, the increase in the use of imprisonment, executions, whippings, and transportation in Engla...

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Published in:Social justice
Main Author: Moore, J. M.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2019
In:Social justice
Year: 2019, Volume: 46, Issue: 4, Pages: 5-30
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The article discusses the evolution of state punishments in England from 1780 to 1850. Topics include how punishments through the use of infliction of pain to the body in public were replaced by imprisonment, the increase in the use of imprisonment, executions, whippings, and transportation in England during the period, and the reasons why the government of England favored imprisonment as a state punishment in the second half of the 19th century.