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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 ‘The Civilizing Process’
Punishment and ‘The civilizing process’
JohnPratt
Introduction: Pratt's Epiphany

October 1991. Outside ‘Old Melbourne Gaol’, in the downtown shopping and restaurant area of that city. An epiphany. My own. What happened? I was waiting for a dinner engagement, after a conference, when I was struck by the thought, what was this ...

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