The Abuses of Punishment

 

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The Abuses of Punishment


by Robert Adams (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780333648452

 

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This text argues that abusive punishments are particularly deeply rooted in authoritarian states and in some Western countries such as Britain and the USA, from which they have been exported over past centuries.


This book argues that abusive punishments are particularly deeply rooted in authoritarian states and in some Western countries such as Britain and the USA, from which they have been exported over past centuries. The book surveys a variety of psychological, physically constraining, custodial, corporal and capital punishments. The implicit punitive content of judicial processes such as trial, as well as treatments such as behavioural therapy, may have as much psychological impact as more explicitly physical punishments.


 

ISBN 333648455
ISBN13 9780333648452
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
Publication date 18/02/1998
Pages 280
Weight (grammes) 461
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 223
Width (mm) 142

Concepts of Punishment - Histories of Punishment - Psychological Punishment - Punishment by Physical Constraints - Punishment by Custody - Corporal Punishment - Capital Punishment - Evaluating Punishment - Resistance to Punishment - Transcending Punishment - Bibliography - Inde x