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Crimes of punishment : America's culture of violence

Author: Theodore L Dorpat
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., ©2007.
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This groundbreaking book by an award-winning psychoanalyst and forensic psychiatrist presents a comprehensive exploration of a timely but often taboo topic: the failure of punishment to deter crime and violence, an issue that affects us both individually and as a culture. Written at the culmination of the author s fifty-year career as a psychoanalyst, forensic psychologist and scholar, this wide-ranging work  Read more...
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Dorpat, Theodore L.
Crimes of punishment.
New York : Algora Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2007008027
(OCoLC)85498769
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore L Dorpat
ISBN: 9780875865652 0875865658 1281398322 9781281398321 0875865631 9780875865638 087586564X 9780875865645
OCLC Number: 156907915
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: A psychoanalytic perspective on the effects of punishment --
Punishment and the cycle of violence --
The effects of corporal punishment on children --
Punishments and perils in today's prisons --
Prisons are "factories of crime" --
The scapegoating of prisoners --
The process of criminalization of prisoners--a relational perspective --
The limitations of prison reform. Arguments for and against the death penalty --
Is there a moral justification for punishment? --
Does incarceration deter the offender from committing further crimes? --
Notes on relationships between religion, nonviolence, and punishment --
Why incarcerate women? --
Emotional abuse --
Social systems of domination and punishment --
The sociopathology of the prison system. Crimes of the poor and crimes of the rich--a comparison --
A nonviolent approach to communicating and relating to others --
On the effectiveness of nonviolent approaches in groups --
Restorative justice--a new form of nonpunitive justice social injustice --
Domestic abuse--a comparison between the retributive justice and restorative justice approaches --
Restorative justice and retributive justice--a comparison.
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This groundbreaking book by an award-winning psychoanalyst and forensic psychiatrist presents a comprehensive exploration of a timely but often taboo topic: the failure of punishment to deter crime and violence, an issue that affects us both individually and as a culture. Written at the culmination of the author s fifty-year career as a psychoanalyst, forensic psychologist and scholar, this wide-ranging work identifies the origins of violence and investigates the surprising consequences of punishment from a multitude of perspectives. In his treatment of the topic, Dr. Dorpat utilizes scienti.

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