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Law, Violence and Penal Reform: State Responses to Crime and Disorder in Colonial Malawi, c.1900–1959
The historical analysis of state punishment in colonial Africa has been dominated by studies of individual arenas and practices of judicial authority: prisons, detention, flogging, and the deathExpand
KILLING THE CONDEMNED: THE PRACTICE AND PROCESS OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN BRITISH AFRICA, 1900–1950s
  • S. Hynd
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of African History
  • 1 November 2008
ABSTRACT Capital punishment in British colonial Africa was not just a method of crime control or individual punishment, but an integral aspect of colonial networks of power and violence. TheExpand
Murder and Mercy: Capital Punishment in Colonial Kenya, Ca. 1909-1956*
I sometimes wonder whether in this country capital punishment is not inflicted on natives more often than is strictly necessary to attain the ends of justice.1 - District Commissioner, Nyeri, 13Expand
“… a Weapon of Immense Value”? Convict labour in British Colonial Africa, c. 1850–1950s
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Brill via the DOI in this record.
Trauma, Violence, and Memory in African Child Soldier Memoirs
  • S. Hynd
  • Medicine, History
  • Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 2 March 2020
Child soldiers have been heavily involved in contemporary African warfare. Since the 1990s, the ‘child soldier crisis’ has become a major humanitarian and human rights project. The figure of theExpand
Future Directions in African Crime and Criminal Justice History
“One slaughters a beast and then throws feed to his brother. One does not do that to a human being”. This is what the history of crime and law in Africa should do, and has been striving to do: toExpand
Deadlier Than the Male? Women and the Death Penalty in Colonial Kenya and Nyasaland, c. 1920-57
The position of women and the operation of justice were both contentious issues in colonial Africa. However, when combined in the discussion and sentencing of African women charged with murder andExpand
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