Contrasts in Punishment: An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice)

Contrasts in Punishment: An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice)


Why do a little smooth societies punish their offenders another way to others? Why are a few extra punitive and others extra tolerant of their method of offending and the way can those alterations be defined? in keeping with large historic research and fieldwork within the penal structures of britain, Australia and New Zealand at the one hand and Finland, Norway and Sweden at the different, this booklet seeks to reply to those questions.

The publication argues that the penal changes that presently exist among those clusters of societies emanate from their early nineteenth-century social preparations, while the Anglophone societies have been ruled through exclusionary price systems that contrasted with the extra inclusionary values of the Nordic nations. the improvement in their penal programmes over this 2 hundred yr interval, together with the a lot prior loss of life of the loss of life penalty within the Nordic nations and critical modifications among the respective criminal charges and felony stipulations of the 2 clusters, displays the continued impact of those values. certainly, within the early 21st century those alterations became much more reported.

John Pratt and Anna Eriksson supply a different contribution to this topic of growing value: comparative learn within the background and sociology of punishment. This booklet may be of curiosity to these learning criminology, sociology, punishment, felony and penal coverage, in addition to execs operating in prisons or within the region of penal coverage around the six societies that characteristic within the book.

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