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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.

Punishment and Human Rights
Punishment and human rights
Dirkvan Zyl Smit

Is concern for human rights a recent development in the understanding of punishment? The invitation to write this chapter seemed to suggest that it was, for it placed the topic of punishment and human rights in the section of the Handbook dealing with ‘new contexts’. At first glance this is extraordinary, ...

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