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 21: Amnesties, Transitional Justice and Governing through Mercy
Amnesties, Transitional Justice and Governing through Mercy
It is the certainty of being punished and not the horrifying spectacle of public punishment that must discourage crime. (Foucault, 1977: 9)
The intersection between punishment and society explored in this ...