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The Abuses of Punishment

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The Abuses of Punishment by R Adams
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
February 18th, 1998
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
X, 270 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
270
Dimensions
140x216x15
ISBN-13
9780333648469
Product ID
1664994

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