Forensic and historical aspects of crucifixion

@article{Byard2016ForensicAH,
  title={Forensic and historical aspects of crucifixion},
  author={R. Byard},
  journal={Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology},
  year={2016},
  volume={12},
  pages={206-208}
}
  • R. Byard
  • Published 2016
  • History, Medicine
  • Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Crucifixion is a particularly brutal form of execution which clearly fulfils the definition of torture as ‘‘an aggravated and deliberate form of cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment,’’ ‘‘where severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted’’ [2]. As it consists of suspending a victim by his or her arms from a cross beam until death occurs it forms part of the spectrum of positional torture discussed in the paper by Pollanen on reverse hanging [3… Expand
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