Crime and punishment around the world

Published
  • Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO c2010
Physical description
1 online resource (1772 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-282-93305-1
  • 9786612933059
  • 0-313-35134-1
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English
Contents
  • VOLUME 1; VOLUME 2; VOLUME 3; VOLUME 4; Index
Other names
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Fewer than 20 percent of countries have prohibited corporal punishment, while 35 percent retain the death penalty. Prison is still a universal punishment, regardless of culture or legal system. But what are the best ways to deter crime, while still recognizing civil rights? What lessons are there in the ways in which justice is administeredÑor abusedÑaround the world?

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