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The Resource Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe, James Q. Whitman

Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe, James Q. Whitman

Label
Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe
Title
Harsh justice
Title remainder
criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe
Statement of responsibility
James Q. Whitman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Criminal punishment in America is harsh and degrading-more so than anywhere else in the liberal west. Executions and long prison terms are commonplace in America. Countries like France and Germany, by contrast, are systematically mild. European offenders are rarely sent to prison, and when they are, they serve far shorter terms than their American counterparts. Why is America so comparatively harsh? In this novel work of comparative legal history, James Whitman argues that the answer lies in America's triumphant embrace of a non-hierarchical social system and distrust of state power which have contributed to a law of punishment that is more willing to degrade offenders
Cataloging source
OPV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitman, James Q.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
K5103
LC item number
.W48 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Punishment
  • Punishment
  • Punishment
  • Punishment
  • Punishment
  • Punishment
  • France
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Strafrecht
  • Strafverfolgung
  • Europa
  • USA
  • Strafrecht
  • Strafverfolgung
  • Europa
  • USA
Label
Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe, James Q. Whitman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2003
  • First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Degradation, harshness and mercy -- Contemporary American harshness : rejecting respect for persons -- Continental dignity and mildness -- The continental abolition of degradation -- Low status in the Anglo-American world -- Conclusion: two revolutions of status
Control code
68928025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 10 pages of plates
Isbn
9780195155259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195182606
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)68928025
Label
Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe, James Q. Whitman
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2003
  • First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Degradation, harshness and mercy -- Contemporary American harshness : rejecting respect for persons -- Continental dignity and mildness -- The continental abolition of degradation -- Low status in the Anglo-American world -- Conclusion: two revolutions of status
Control code
68928025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 10 pages of plates
Isbn
9780195155259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195182606
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)68928025

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