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Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe

Author: James Q Whitman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction1. Degradation, Harshness, and Mercy2. Contemporary American Harshness: Rejecting Respect for Persons3. Continental Dignity and Mildness4. The Continental Abolition of Degradation5. Low Status in the Anglo-American WorldConclusion: Two Revolutions of StatusNotesBibliographyIndex.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Q Whitman
ISBN: 1280704233 9781280704239
OCLC Number: 646784905
Awards: Winner of 2004 Distinguished Book Award of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 311 pages, 10 pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Degradation, Harshness, and Mercy ; 2. Contemporary American Harshness: Rejecting Respect for Persons ; 3. Continental Dignity and Mildness ; 4. The Continental Abolition of Degradation ; 5. Low Status in the Anglo-American World ; Conclusion: Two Revolutions of Status ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: James Q. Whitman.

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