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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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The Politics of Punishment Revised reprint


ISBN13: 9781909976337
Previous Edition ISBN: 1872328121
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Waterside Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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This re-issue with a new Preface of a classic work by John Hostettler looks at the political and other social dynamics behind law, order and punishment. A timeless work by one of the UK’s leading commentators and now with pointers to key developments in penal politics of the last 20 years.

This first paperback version contains a wide-ranging analysis of the topic from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, including: the impact on punishments of power struggles, wealth, superstition, class distinctions, populist ideas, the centrality for many years of the death penalty, modern-day ideas of rehabilitation but above all the underlying threads of social control, law and order and political signals about crime.