Contrasts in Punishment: An Explanation of Anglophone Excess by John Pratt, Anna Eriksson

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By John Pratt, Anna Eriksson

Why do a little sleek societies punish their offenders otherwise to others? Why are a few extra punitive and others extra tolerant of their method of offending and the way can those adjustments be defined? in response to wide historic research and fieldwork within the penal platforms of britain, Australia and New Zealand at the one hand and Finland, Norway and Sweden at the different, this ebook seeks to respond to those questions.

The booklet argues that the penal transformations that at the moment exist among those clusters of societies emanate from their early nineteenth-century social preparations, whilst the Anglophone societies have been ruled via exclusionary price structures that contrasted with the extra inclusionary values of the Nordic international locations. the advance in their penal programmes over this 2 hundred 12 months interval, together with the a lot prior death of the demise penalty within the Nordic nations and important adjustments among the respective criminal premiums and legal stipulations of the 2 clusters, displays the continued impression of those values. certainly, within the early twenty first century those ameliorations became much more pronounced.

John Pratt and Anna Eriksson supply a different contribution to this subject of becoming value: comparative learn within the historical past and sociology of punishment. This publication could be of curiosity to these learning criminology, sociology, punishment, legal and penal coverage, in addition to execs operating in prisons or within the quarter of penal coverage around the six societies that function within the publication.

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