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Cruel and Unusual

Cruel and Unusual - 09 edition

Cruel and Unusual - 09 edition

ISBN13: 9780300111743

ISBN10: 0300111746

Cruel and Unusual by Anne-Marie Cusac - ISBN 9780300111743
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 2009
International: No
Cruel and Unusual by Anne-Marie Cusac - ISBN 9780300111743

ISBN13: 9780300111743

ISBN10: 0300111746

Edition: 09

Summary

This volume explores the cultural evolution of punishment practices in the United States. Anne-Marie Cusac first looks at punishment in the nation's early days, when Americans repudicated Old World cruelty toward criminals and emphasised rehabilitation over retribution.

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