Crimes of punishment: America's culture of violence

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Psychiatrist Dorpat takes a stand against punishment on both moral and scientific grounds. Looking at the corporal punishment of children, prison incarceration of adults, capital punishment, and emotional (verbal) abuse, he argues that the psychiatric literature demonstrates that punishment is itself a form of violence that does harm to offenders and neglects the basic emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of victims. He recommends replacing America's punitive approach to justice with the restorative justice approach being used increasingly in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and elsewhere. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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table_of_contents A psychoanalytic perspective on the effects of punishment -- Punishment and the cycle of violence -- The effects of corporal punishment on children -- Punishments and perils in today's prisons -- Prisons are "factories of crime" -- The scapegoating of prisoners -- The process of criminalization of prisoners--a relational perspective -- The limitations of prison reform --, Arguments for and against the death penalty -- Is there a moral justification for punishment? -- Does incarceration deter the offender from committing further crimes? -- Notes on relationships between religion, nonviolence, and punishment -- Why incarcerate women? -- Emotional abuse -- Social systems of domination and punishment -- The sociopathology of the prison system --, Crimes of the poor and crimes of the rich--a comparison -- A nonviolent approach to communicating and relating to others -- On the effectiveness of nonviolent approaches in groups -- Restorative justice--a new form of nonpunitive justice social injustice -- Domestic abuse--a comparison between the retributive justice and restorative justice approaches -- Restorative justice and retributive justice--a comparison.
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title Crimes of punishment America's culture of violence
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title_full Crimes of punishment [electronic resource] : America's culture of violence / Theodore L. Dorpat
title_short Crimes of punishment
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