Punishment: A Comparative Historical Perspective

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November 2004



Punishment in different forms is examined, including corporal and economic punishment.


List of figures; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the punishment response; 2. Punishment philosophies and types of sanctions; 3. Contemporary punishments in comparative perspective; 4. Punishment in American history; 5. The history of punishment in China; 6. Punishment under Islamic law; 7. Issues in the sociology of punishments.


Terance Miethe is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has authored six books in the areas of criminology and legal studies including Crime and Its Social Context (1994); Crime Profiles: The Anatomy of Dangerous Persons, Places, and Situations, 2nd edition (2001); Whistleblowing at Work: Tough Choices in Exposing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse on the Job (1999); Panic: The Social Construction of the Youth Gang Problem (2002); The Mismeasure of Crime (2002); Rethinking Homicide: Exploring the Structure and Process Underlying Deadly Situations (2004, Cambridge). His research articles have been published within all of the major journals in criminology and sociology, including Criminology, British Journal of Criminology, Law and Society Review, American Sociological Review, and Social Forces. Hong Lu is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has authored numerous articles in the areas of criminology and comparative legal studies appearing in journals such as Law and Society Review, British Journal of Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, and Justice Quarterly.


"...the many lessons for Canadian criminologists contained in this superb text permit me to conclude that it is quite a "gem." Canadian Journal of Criminology and criminal Justice, Gilles Renaud, Ontario Court of Justice
EAN: 9780521605168
ISBN: 0521605164
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 254 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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