ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Law / Criminal Law / Sentencing

Politics of Punishment (REV./New Prefac)

| £31.65 | €36.31 | Ca$54.85 | Au$54.77
by John Hostettler
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Politics of Punishment (REV./New Prefac) by John Hostettler

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.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 860032

Ebook Details
Size: 357 KB
Publisher: Waterside Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781910979105 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:of 20 selections every 7 days allowed
Printing:of 20 pages every 7 days allowed
Read Aloud:  allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Political Science > Political Freedom & Security > Law Enforcement
Nonfiction > History > Europe > Great Britain
Nonfiction > Law > Criminal Law > Sentencing

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Law > Legal History
Nonfiction > History > Europe
Nonfiction > Social Science > Penology
Nonfiction > Political Science > History & Theory
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Historical
Nonfiction > True Crime
Nonfiction > History > Europe > Great Britain
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Lawyers & Judges
Nonfiction > Political Science > Political Freedom & Security > Law Enforcement
Nonfiction > Law > Criminal Law > Sentencing

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2017