Discourses on violence and punishment: probing the extremes

Introduction : probing the extremes -- Death penalty : political theory of extreme punishment -- A history of violence : changing conceptions of punishment in time and some attempts to explain them -- Comparative politics of punishment : stories from the penal peripheries -- Punishment and power : i...

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Main Author: Petković, Krešimir (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Lanham Lexington Books 2017
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Summary:Introduction : probing the extremes -- Death penalty : political theory of extreme punishment -- A history of violence : changing conceptions of punishment in time and some attempts to explain them -- Comparative politics of punishment : stories from the penal peripheries -- Punishment and power : if power punishes, does absolute power punish absolutely? -- Punishment and the sacred : how do great religions punish? -- Punishment and fiction : images of violence in literature and film -- Criminology : politics in the science of crime -- Dismantling sorrow
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:xii, 597 pages 24 cm
ISBN:9781498513449
9781498513463