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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. A classic work and a collector's item which looks at the genesis and purposes of punishment. Shows how punishment, power differences, social control and (sometimes suspect) economics and politics have always been intertwined. A must for practitioners and students in this field. Reviews of the first edition: 'This splendid book...reveals in all its starkness the close connexion between the inhumanities of punishment and the political interests of the State'-Justice of the Peace. 'Starts with a delightful description of Anglo-Saxon criminal law and punishment, and travels fast forwards...A colourful entertainment'-Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 'Well researched, knowledgeable...a good read'-Litigation. 'First class reading'-Police Journal. 'Takes us on a breathless tour d'horizon of the history of judicial punishment, a thousand years in a hundred pages, before slowing down to examine more closely the reforms of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries'-The Magistrate. John Hostettler has written various legal and historical works. He was a solicitor for 35 years including re political and civil liberties cases. His other books include: Dissenters, Radicals and Blasphemers: The Flame of Revolt that Shines Through English History (2012); Champions of the Rule of Law (2011); Sir William Garrow: His Life Times and Fight for Justice (2010) (with Richard Braby) and Twenty Famous Lawyers (2013). First published by Barry Rose in 1994.

Author: Hostettler, John
Publisher: Waterside Press
Illustration: N
Language: ENG
Title: Politics of Punishment (REV./New Prefac)
Pages: 00000 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2016-07-12
SKU-13/ISBN: 9781909976337
Category: History : Europe - Great Britain - General
Category: Law : Criminal Law - Sentencing
Category: Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Law Enfor


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