The Abuses of Punishment

Authors: Adams, R.

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This book argues that abusive punishments are particularly deeply rooted in authoritarian states and in some Western countries such as Britain and the USA, from which they have been exported over past centuries. The book surveys a variety of psychological, physically constraining, custodial, corporal and capital punishments. The implicit punitive content of judicial processes such as trial, as well as treatments such as behavioural therapy, may have as much psychological impact as more explicitly physical punishments.

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ROBERT ADAMS is Professor of Human Services Development at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull, and Visiting Professor to the School of Health, University of Teesside. He has worked in social work and criminal justice settings and is the author of a number of books, including Social Work and Empowerment and Quality Social Work.

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'This is an important book and one that I would certainly choose to have close by my side. There is a rare humanity and wisdom about it.' - Greg Mantle, Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford

'This is at times not an easy book to read, but it deals in a profound and comprehensive fashion with a subject which is of fundamental importance to our society. The vast bibliography helps to make this a very useful textbook.' - David Mathieson, Probation Journal


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Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Abuses of Punishment
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Robert Adams
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-38928-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230389281
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-17614-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-64845-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-17617-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-64846-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 270
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