By Lorna Poplak
Take a trip via remarkable instances in Canada’s felony justice background, that includes famous and a few less-well-known figures from the previous. you are going to meet Arthur Ellis, Canada’s most renowned hangman, whose paintings outfit used to be a frock coat and striped trousers, usually with a flower pinned to his lapel. and you may additionally stumble upon different memorable characters, together with the guy who used to be hanged two times and the gun-toting bootlegger who used to be the single lady each done in Alberta.
Drop lifeless: A terrible historical past of placing in Canada illustrates how trial, sentencing, and punishment operated in Canada’s first century, and examines the relevance of capital punishment at the present time. alongside the way in which, know about the math and physics in the back of hangings, in addition to worrying proof approximately bungled executions and wrongful convictions.
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Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada by Lorna Poplak