William Corder and the Red Barn Murder: Journeys of the Criminal Body

  • Shane¬†McCorristine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Shane McCorristine
    Pages 1-19
  3. Shane McCorristine
    Pages 20-43
  4. Shane McCorristine
    Pages 44-67
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 68-112

About this book


This study reassesses the criminal body from sentencing to execution and afterlife, using the nineteenth-century Red Barn murder as a case study. Positioned within the burgeoning field of medical humanities, it places culture and power at the centre of debates surrounding criminal justice and public punishment.


William Corder Red Barn murder criminal body British culture afterlife spectre crime criminal justice punishment

Authors and affiliations

  • Shane¬†McCorristine
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

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