Pictures at an Execution

Pictures at an Execution

penalty battle became allies in support of televised executions , but they did so for opposite reasons , dividing up between themselves Aristotle's classic pair of theatrically induced emo- tions , pity and terror .

Author: Wendy Lesser

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674667360

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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This book is about murder - in life and in art - and about how we look at it and feel about it. At the centre of Wendy Lesser's investigation is a legal case in which a federal court judge was asked to decide whether a gas chamber execution would be broadcast on public television. Lesser conducts us through the proceedings, pausing along the way to reflect on the circumstances of violent death in our culture. Her book is also a meditation on murder in a civilized society - what we make of it in law, morality and art.
Categories: Social Science



These were the last executions to take place in Britain. There have always been those who found the ritual of execution degrading, unenlightening and ultimately useless for the deterrence of crime. We saw in an earlier chapter that ...

Author: Simon Webb

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752466620

Category: History

Page: 160

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Judicial hanging is regarded by many as being the quintessentially British execution. However, many other methods of capital punishment have been used in this country; ranging from burning, beheading and shooting to crushing and boiling to death. This book explores these types of execution in detail. Readers may be surprised to learn that a means of mechanical decapitation, the Halifax Gibbet, was being used in England five hundred years before the guillotine was invented. Boiling to death was a prescribed means of execution in this country during the Tudor period. From the public death by starvation of those gibbeted alive, to the burning of women for petit treason, this book examines some of the most gruesome passages of British history.
Categories: History

Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain

Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain

The execution crowd forms the subject of the next chapter. It has been argued that the behaviour of execution crowds was one motivation for enacting the 1868 Act.57 the only chapter to look specifically at London, Matthew White analyses ...

Author: Patrick Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000095814

Category: History

Page: 200

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This edited collection offers multi-disciplinary reflections and analysis on a variety of themes centred on nineteenth century executions in the UK, many specifically related to the fundamental change in capital punishment culture as the execution moved from the public arena to behind the prison wall. By examining a period of dramatic change in punishment practice, this collection of essays provides a fresh historical perspective on nineteenth century execution culture, with a focus on Scotland, Wales and the regions of England. From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual has two parts. Part 1 addresses the criminal body and the witnessing of executions in the nineteenth century, including studies of the execution crowd and executioners’ memoirs, as well as reflections on the experience of narratives around capital punishment in museums in the present day. Part 2 explores the treatment of the execution experience in the print media, from the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. The collection draws together contributions from the fields of Heritage and Museum Studies, History, Law, Legal History and Literary Studies, to shed new light on execution culture in nineteenth century Britain. This volume will be of interest to students and academics in the fields of criminology, heritage and museum studies, history, law, legal history, medical humanities and socio-legal studies.
Categories: History

Project Execution

Project  Execution

The following information is usually recorded: • Preparation: A general description of, among other things, what is involved in an execution, who the buyer is, and what the main parameters are ...

Author: Helgi Thor Ingason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429806346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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Strategic planning is the starting point for projects and often the primary reason for a project’s success or failure. Project leaders and project-orientated organisations need to understand strategic planning to understand their position and environment, and make rational decisions when selecting and defining their projects and programmes. The authors provide the reader with a straightforward, comprehensive understanding of the basics of project management, including the present status of the discipline, its history, and theoretical foundations. With emphasis on the project life cycle, it is designed to support the IPMA D, C, or B level qualifications, and IPMA Competence Baseline 4.0, providing you with all the information needed to pursue certification. Project: Execution is also an ideal introductory textbook to progressive programmes on strategic planning, with a focus on collaborative work, open strategy, and an exploration of open strategic planning on a social level. It provides a wealth of learning tools and case studies to demonstrate best practice. This is the ideal guide to project planning for anyone that wants their planning decisions to be as wise as they are savvy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Worst Case Execution Time Aware Compilation Techniques for Real Time Systems

Worst Case Execution Time Aware Compilation Techniques for Real Time Systems Context-Dependent Timing Analysis For modern processors, the execution of instructions depends on its context, i.e., which instructions were previously executed. Such situations may arise when a basic block b with more than one ...

Author: Paul Lokuciejewski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048199297

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 262

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For real-time systems, the worst-case execution time (WCET) is the key objective to be considered. Traditionally, code for real-time systems is generated without taking this objective into account and the WCET is computed only after code generation. Worst-Case Execution Time Aware Compilation Techniques for Real-Time Systems presents the first comprehensive approach integrating WCET considerations into the code generation process. Based on the proposed reconciliation between a compiler and a timing analyzer, a wide range of novel optimization techniques is provided. Among others, the techniques cover source code and assembly level optimizations, exploit machine learning techniques and address the design of modern systems that have to meet multiple objectives. Using these optimizations, the WCET of real-time applications can be reduced by about 30% to 45% on the average. This opens opportunities for decreasing clock speeds, costs and energy consumption of embedded processors. The proposed techniques can be used for all types real-time systems, including automotive and avionics IT systems.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Eligible for Execution

Eligible for Execution

The governor scheduled another execution date for one week later. Before the second execution date, however, lawyers took legal action on Francis's behalf. Their attack rested on a number of grounds, one of which was an argument that a ...

Author: Thomas G. Walker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781483304533

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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This riveting and enlightening narrative unfolds on the night of August 16, 1996, with the brutal and senseless murder of Eric Nesbitt, a young man stationed at Langley Air Force Base, at the hands of 18-year-old Daryl Atkins. Over the course of more than a decade, Atkins’s case has bounced between the lowest and the highest levels of the judicial system. Found guilty and then sentenced to death in 1998 for Nesbitt’s murder, the Atkins case was then taken up in 2002 by the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue before the justices: given Daryl Atkins’s mental retardation, would his execution constitute cruel and unusual punishment, in violation of the Eighth Amendment? A 6–3 vote said yes. Daryl Atkins’s situation was far from being resolved though. Prosecutors claimed that Atkins failed to meet the statutory definition of mental retardation and reinstituted procedures to carry out his death sentence. Back in circuit court, the jury returned its verdict: Daryl Atkins was not retarded. Atkins’s attorneys promptly filed a notice of appeal, and the case continues today. Drawing on interviews with key participants; direct observation of the hearings; and close examination of court documents, transcripts, and press accounts, Thomas G. Walker provides readers with a rare view of the entire judicial process. Never losing sight of the stakes in a death penalty case, he explains each step in Atkins’s legal journey from the interactions of local law enforcement, to the decision-making process of the state prosecutor, to the Supreme Court’s ruling, and beyond. Walker sheds light on how legal institutions and procedures work in real life—and how they are all interrelated—to help students better understand constitutional issues, the courts, and the criminal justice system. Throughout, Walker also addresses how disability, race, and other key demographic and social issues affect the case and society’s views on the death penalty.
Categories: Political Science

The English Execution Narrative 1200 1700

The English Execution Narrative  1200   1700

And that dominance was more than just the borrowing that characterized the medieval chronicle, for at specific times there were common tropes that emerged in multiple genres.44 For example, a political song about the execution of Simon ...

Author: Katherine Royer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317319788

Category: History

Page: 192

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Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the population at large. She argues that what began as a show of retribution and revenge became a ceremonial portrayal of redemption as the political, religious and cultural landscape of England evolved.
Categories: History

Navigating Project Selection and Execution for Competitive Advantage

Navigating Project Selection and Execution for Competitive Advantage

So, a prime objective of sponsors and senior management is striving for project execution excellence and competitive advantage. However, earlier stage evaluations showed that a key element of successful projects requires a highly ...

Author: John E. Triantis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000406894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

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For many organizations, the way in which processes and projects are selected and executed is a fundamental factor in how well they can prosper in today’s marketplace. By improving efficiency, driving productivity and reducing costs, organizations can increase throughput, improve service and bring new products to market faster. The aim of this book is to show how to assess chances of project success at the idea stage in order to direct resources to promising projects and conserve resources. In doing that, it presents effective project execution processes, practices, and experiences that help to select the right projects and do them right. This is a mindset changing book from project speed and cost cutting to discipline, execution excellence, and competitive advantage. It is about effective business development using a practical approach to select the right projects and do them successfully. It describes how to evaluate and predict the likelihood of project success at the idea stage before resources are expended to develop projects. Each chapter describes how to evaluate planned project development and implementation, rate its performance, and identify gaps to be filled to achieve project execution excellence. The book is designed to guide the assessment of each project stage to uncover areas in need of improvement with focus on prediction of project success. Hence, each chapter stands on its own and assesses key elements of project stages to determine how well they are executed. The journey of project execution described is based on predicting project success at the idea stage and begins with understanding differences in large project requirements and their effects on the way they should be done. The evaluation of the idea’s origin and reasons for pursuing a project is done with help from an experienced facilitator/moderator. The reason for it is that this individual is engaged to assess likelihood of success from an external, independent, critical, and objective perspective before the project begins.
Categories: Business & Economics

Commentaries on the Recent Statutes Relative to Diligence Or Execution Against the Moveable Estate

Commentaries on the Recent Statutes Relative to Diligence Or Execution Against the Moveable Estate

Formerly the letters of horning , with the executions , were recorded in the Register of Hornings . Under this act , the extract and execution of charge is to be recorded , and the date of presentation marked ; that date will ...

Author: George Joseph Bell


ISBN: UOM:35112104038536

Category: Bankruptcy

Page: 207

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Categories: Bankruptcy

An Essay Upon the Execution of the Laws Against Immorality and Prophaneness

An Essay Upon the Execution of the Laws Against Immorality and Prophaneness

The Charges of this kind which you mention , and many other Hardships and Difficulties in the Work , are owing to the long Neglect of Magiftrates putting the Laws in Exécution , which had made it an unusual thing , or in other Words ...

Author: John Disney



Category: Criminal law

Page: 250

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Categories: Criminal law