An Eye for an Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment - download pdf or read online

By Mitchel P. Roth

because the sunrise of mankind, people have proven a striking ability for violence, deceit and mayhem. With the arrival of civilization and the production of legislation to uphold our feel of safety and retribution, the notions of crime and punishment have come to play major roles in societies internationally. yet how and why will we penalize definite actions over others, and the way powerful are those consequences in punishing the wrongdoers and bringing a feeling of justice to victims?
Crime and Punishment covers every thing from petty wrongdoings to sexual offences, serial murder, piracy and arranged crime. probably crucial improvement within the try and shield voters used to be the delivery of the criminal and incarceration; this day, the philosophy of rehabilitation is gaining expanding momentum. This ebook additionally explores execution all through historical past, variously thought of barbaric or justified via varied cultures and societies: punishments resembling stoning, hemlock, firing squad and deadly injection can incite abhorrence and help in equivalent measure.
Written through a professional within the box, this e-book makes an attempt to beat the inability of old written documentation, specially in non-Western cultures, by utilizing an interdisciplinary method that levels from anthropology and archaeology to folklore, classical literature and oral traditions. It finds that there's a striking continuity all through background in what crimes are dedicated in addition to the sanctions used to punish them. excellent for college kids, teachers and normal readers alike, this ebook offers a desirable perception into criminal activity and its outcomes on a world scale.

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