Crime, Punishment and the Scots

Crime, Punishment and the Scots

Le crime, le châtiment et les Écossais

Jean BERTON – Bill FINDLAY (edit. director)

2019 – ISBN : 978-2-84867-659-3 – 360 pages – book size : 15x21 cm

Collection : Annales littéraires

Serie : Caledonia. Insights into Scotland

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How crime and punishment are defined and managed is central to our shared sense of humanity. And both accountability and fairness are at the heart of our concerns. Although the distinctiveness of the Scots’ relationship to crime and its punishment is well documented the aim of the present study is to analyse it as an aspect of Scottishness. In this modest contribution to research, political decisions, historical facts and cultural metaphors are reviewed from the archetypal character of Mary, Queen of Scots, to vibrant Tartan Noir, thanks to Laidlaw and his peers.


I – Tartan Noir — from crime fiction to thanatography / Tartan noir : du rompol à la thanatographie

The Heart of Tartan Noir 

Lin Anderson

Thrawn characters on converging routes leading to thanatography

Jean Berton


II – The roots of evil / Les racines du mal

Knox et Burne sur la question religieuse du crime et du châtiment

Christian Jérémie

Marie Stuart : coupable ou innocente ? La réhabilitation d’un personnage historique dans l’art pictural

Marion Amblard

Crime, Punishment, and Civilisation in Walter Scott’s The Talisman

Andrew Monnickendam


III – Questioning poetic justice / L’immanence de la justice en question.

Jacobite Legacies to Scottish Popular Culture: Murder under Trust, Treason and their Punishment

Arnaud Fiasson

Robert Burns’s Poetic Justice: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Karyn Wilson-Costa

Natural Feelings, Crime and Punishment in Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy

Trung Thien Kim Nguyen


IV – Confessing and punishing / L’aveu et la punition

Les prisons édimbourgeoises : témoins de la spécificité et de l’évolution du châtiment écossais à l’époque victorienne (1837-1901)

Emilie Berthillot

Punishment and crime in Jenni Fagan’s The Panopticon

Marie-Odile Pittin-Hedon

His Bloody Deceptive Project: the Unjustified Confessions of Roderick Macrae

Robert Wirth


V – The People and justice / La justice du peuple

The Invergordon “Mutiny” 1931 and the Admiralty

Tri Tran

Hamish MacDonald’s Singing Far into the Night or the 1931 Invergordon events on stage

Danièle Berton-Charrière

The Porteous Riots and the Gordon Riots: the reactions to Crime and Punishment of Allan Ramsay father and son 

Michael Murphy


VI – From guilt to sentence / De la culpabilisation à la condamnation  

La culpabilité des enfants criminels dans The Field of Blood de Denise Mina

Ahmady Camara

Displacement as an Exit Strategy: Crime and Punishment in Mackay Brown’s Greenvoe

Mario Ebest

Récits, symboles et répression dans Witch Light de Susan Fletcher

Philippe Laplace


VII – The Law and tartanisation / Le droit et la tartanisation

Les droits des justiciables : une conception écossaise des droits de l'homme ?

Edwige Camp-Pietrain

Perception of criminality among migrants and the myth of equality in Scotland

Wafa El Fekih Said

The Scottish State and the Tartanisation of Penal Politics

Emma Bell

Author (s)
Jean BERTON (edit. director)
Bill FINDLAY (edit. director)
The authors are European academics working on Scotland and on Scottish studies.
Students and academics specializing in Scottish studies, either history or literature. People carrying out research on crime and penalties decided by the legislative power.
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