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The Resource Cruel and unusual : the culture of punishment in America, Anne-Marie Cusac

Cruel and unusual : the culture of punishment in America, Anne-Marie Cusac

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Cruel and unusual : the culture of punishment in America
Title
Cruel and unusual
Title remainder
the culture of punishment in America
Statement of responsibility
Anne-Marie Cusac
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The statistics are startling. Since 1973, America's imprisonment rate has multiplied over five times to become the highest in the world. More than two million inmates reside in state and federal prisons. What does this say about our attitudes toward criminals and punishment? What does it say about us?This book 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 repudiated Old World cruelty toward criminals and emphasized rehabilitation over retribution. This attitude persisted for some 200 years, but in recent decades we have abandoned it, Cusac shows. She discusses the dramatic rise in the use of torture and restraint, corporal and capital punishment, and punitive physical pain. And she links this new climate of punishment to shifts in other aspects of American culture, including changes in dominant religious beliefs, child-rearing practices, politics, television shows, movies, and more. America now punishes harder and longer and with methods we would have rejected as cruel and unusual not long ago. These changes are profound, their impact affects all our lives, and we have yet to understand the full consequences
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cusac, Anne-Marie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Punishment
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
  • Prisoners
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Prison administration
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Punishment
  • United States
  • Straffen
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Strafe
  • Strafvollzug
  • USA
Label
Cruel and unusual : the culture of punishment in America, Anne-Marie Cusac
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: American living in a time of punishment -- When punishment is the subject, religion is the predicate -- "A heart is not wholly corrupted" : revolution, religion, punishment -- Reforming the reforms -- Punishment creep -- Vigilantism and progressivism -- The devilish generation -- Flogging for Jesus -- Pain becomes valuable again -- Pop culture and the criminal element -- Stunning technology -- The return to restraint -- Abu Ghraib, USA -- Epilogue: A little good news
Control code
ocn666893264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282415881
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 241588
  • 22573/ctt111hxt
  • a76e6f30-063c-4ea6-9ff2-c91b70e1b57d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666893264
Label
Cruel and unusual : the culture of punishment in America, Anne-Marie Cusac
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: American living in a time of punishment -- When punishment is the subject, religion is the predicate -- "A heart is not wholly corrupted" : revolution, religion, punishment -- Reforming the reforms -- Punishment creep -- Vigilantism and progressivism -- The devilish generation -- Flogging for Jesus -- Pain becomes valuable again -- Pop culture and the criminal element -- Stunning technology -- The return to restraint -- Abu Ghraib, USA -- Epilogue: A little good news
Control code
ocn666893264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282415881
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 241588
  • 22573/ctt111hxt
  • a76e6f30-063c-4ea6-9ff2-c91b70e1b57d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666893264

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