- Subject index
The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume.
Chapter 1: Punishment and Social Solidarity
Punishment and Social Solidarity
Punishment and society scholarship takes as its analytic starting point Emile Durkheim's theory of punishment and social solidarity. It does so not because Durkheim was the first to write about criminal punishment in a sociological vein–Montesquieu (1762) and de Tocqueville (1833) initiated that project long ...