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Cruel and unusual: the culture of punishment in America

Introduction: American living in a time of punishment -- When punishment is the subject, religion is the predicate -- "A heart is not wholly corrupted" : revolution, religion, punishment -- Reforming the reforms -- Punishment creep -- Vigilantism and progressivism -- The devilish generatio...

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Main Author: Cusac, Anne-Marie
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New Haven, Conn. [u.a.] Yale University Press 2009
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:Introduction: American living in a time of punishment -- When punishment is the subject, religion is the predicate -- "A heart is not wholly corrupted" : revolution, religion, punishment -- Reforming the reforms -- Punishment creep -- Vigilantism and progressivism -- The devilish generation -- Flogging for Jesus -- Pain becomes valuable again -- Pop culture and the criminal element -- Stunning technology -- The return to restraint -- Abu Ghraib, USA -- Epilogue: A little good news
Item Description:Originally published: 2009. - Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XII, 318 S. 23 cm
ISBN:9780300111743
9780300168013