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An Anatomy of American Punishment

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$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674983939

Publication Date: 06/04/2018


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Intractable Problem
  • 1. Punishment Misunderstood
  • 2. The Ratchet Effect in Theory
  • 3. The Mixed Signs in Suffering
  • 4. The Legal Punishers
  • 5. The Legally Punished
  • 6. The Punitive Impulse in American Society
  • 7. The Law against Itself
  • Coda: The Psychology of Punishment
  • Notes
  • Cases Cited
  • Further Reading
  • Credits
  • Index

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