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Cruel and unusual : the culture of punishment in America /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cusac, Anne-Marie.
Format: Online Book
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.