Secondary Punishments

  • David Taylor
Part of the Social History in Perspective book series (SHP)


Although the Bloody Code prescribed the death penalty for a wide variety of offences, there was never any intention of executing all those who were found guilty. However, some form of secondary punishment was required. The great novelty of eighteenth-century punishment was transportation; of the nineteenth-century, incarceration. These changes, and the emergence of the prison in particular, have given rise to considerable debate in two important areas which relate to the motives behind the introduction of change and to the impact of the reforms themselves.


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© David Taylor 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Taylor
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  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldUK

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