By Lorna Poplak

Shining a gentle at the darkish historical past of hangings in Canada.

Take a trip via outstanding circumstances in Canada’s legal justice historical past, that includes recognized and a few less-well-known figures from the prior. you will meet Arthur Ellis, Canada’s most renowned hangman, whose paintings outfit used to be a frock coat and striped trousers, frequently with a flower pinned to his lapel. and you'll additionally come across different memorable characters, together with the fellow who was once hanged two times and the gun-toting bootlegger who used to be the single lady each completed in Alberta.

Drop useless: A terrible historical past of putting 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 best way, find out about the math and physics at the back of hangings, in addition to aggravating proof approximately bungled executions and wrongful convictions.

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