A method of judicial execution or of committing suicide. Judicial hanging by the drop method causes separation (disarticulation) of the upper neck vertebrae and severance of the spinal cord. Suicidal hanging usually causes death by strangulation.
Paula Hunt's story of Ned Kelly provides a basic outline in two-page chapters of his career from the exploits of his youth to the formation of his gang the murder of the police at Stringybark Creek, the bank robbery at Euroa, the weekend at Jerilderie, the last stand at Glenrowan and his execution by hanging.
The first "live" global media event, the trial attracted a large audience, many of whom followed it right up to Eichmann's execution by hanging in 1962--considered proper justice for a supposedly ordinary man who became the "genocidaire" of millions of Jews and others before and during the war.