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Capital Punishment  

Paul Kaplan

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Feb 2019
The death penalty, also referred to as capital punishment, is the process whereby a state government orders a sentence of death for a person found guilty of a particular set of criminal ... More

Disciplinary Segregation in Prison  

Benjamin Steiner

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Jan 2018
Disciplinary segregation is a punishment that prison officials impose in response to inmate violations of prison rules such as assaulting another inmate or disrespecting an officer. ... More

Gender and Punishment  

Lynne Haney and Lili Dao

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Feb 2018
In many respects, gender has been missing from the enormous literature on the form and focus of state systems of punishment. This is true in both the historical accounts on shifts in penal ... More

Philosophies of Punishment  

Jerry Cederblom

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Feb 2020
Numerous philosophical theories purport to justify a system of legal punishment. It is doubtful, however, that any of them successfully answer these three questions: Why punish? Whom to ... More

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