Punishing The Dead

Author: Robert Allan Houston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019958642X
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Punishing The Dead from the Author: Robert Allan Houston. This strikingly original work shows how, from treatment of suicides in historic Britain, unique insights can be gained into the development of both social and political relationships and cultural attitudes in a period of profound change. Drawing ideas from a range of disciplines including law, philosophy, the social sciences, and literary studies as well as history, the book comprehensively analyses how successful and attempted suicide was viewed by the living andhow they dealt with its aftermath, using a wide variety of legal, fiscal, and literary sources. By investigating the distinctive institutional environments and mental worlds of early modern England and Scotland, it explains why suicide was treated as a crime subject to financial and corporalpunishments, and it questions modern assumptions about the apparent 'enlightenment' of attitudes in the eighteenth century.

The Death Of Punishment

Author: Robert Blecker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137381337
Size: 30.94 MB
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The Death Of Punishment from the Author: Robert Blecker. For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy against the reality and wisdom of street criminals and their guards. Some killers' poignant circumstances should lead us to mercy; others show clearly why they should die. After thousands of hours over twenty-five years inside maximum security prisons and on death rows in seven states, the history and philosophy professor exposes the perversity of justice: Inside prison, ironically, it's nobody's job to punish. Thus the worst criminals often live the best lives. The Death of Punishment challenges the reader to refine deeply held beliefs on life and death as punishment that flare up with every news story of a heinous crime. It argues that society must redesign life and death in prison to make the punishment more nearly fit the crime. It closes with the final irony: If we make prison the punishment it should be, we may well abolish the very death penalty justice now requires.

An Eye For An Eye

Author: Stephen Nathanson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742513266
Size: 25.41 MB
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An Eye For An Eye from the Author: Stephen Nathanson. The death penalty issue has become the epitome of the unresolvable issue, the question that people answer on the basis of gut reactions rather than logical arguments. Stephen Nathanson evaluates arguments for and against the death penalty and ultimately defends an abolitionist position to the controversial practice. In addition to the original text, this edition includes an updated bibliography and arguments showing how and why the death penalty is inconsistent with respect for life and a commitment to justice.

Never Date A Dead Animal

Author: Nancy Nichols
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0979579171
Size: 68.12 MB
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Never Date A Dead Animal from the Author: Nancy Nichols. A must read for women who date, fall in love with and commit to men his maltreat them. Based on a compelling true story, Nancy Nichols’s Never Date a Dead Animal presents a unique introspect into the cunning, seductive, exploitive, controlling, and even ruthless tactics of antisocial personalities. A genuine eye-opener her book reveals the early warning signs of the sociopathic con-artist. She clearly illustrates the covert psychological warfare of an abusive man, the vicious, addictive cycle of his abuse and its traumatic effects on its victim and the callous premeditated end game of these personalities. She emphasizes why women repeatedly attract, fall in love with and commit to men who are non-committal, emotionally detached and abusive. If you have never been involved with a conniving, pathological lying, narcissistic man you may not know what you're dealing with. You may buy into his charm, braggadocio and phony facade. You may mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend or husband is lying to you, demeaning and controlling you. You may minimize your partner's wounding behavior you may think: he's having a bad day, he didn't mean it, or alcohol makes him abusive. Worse yet, you may think you are over-reacting and crazy as he claims you are. Does this describe you? • You are influenced by a man's good looks, flattering words, charisma and success. • You question a man s hurtful behavior, but keep dating him anyway. • You have a history of dating and falling in love with the wrong man. • You mistrust your instincts that your husband or boyfriend is lying to you, ridiculing or demeaning you. • You recently broke up with or divorced an abusive man. • You trying to find the courage to leave a toxic relationship. After reading Never Date A Dead Animal you will never date, fall in love with or commit to a dysfunctional man again!

Punishment And Desert

Author: John Kleinig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401020272
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Punishment And Desert from the Author: John Kleinig. Superficial acquaintance with the literature on punishment leaves a fairly definite impression. There are two approaches to punishment - retributive and utilitarian - and while some attempts may be made to reconcile them, it is the former rather than the latter which requires the reconciliation. Taken by itself the retributive approach is primitive and unenlightened, falling short of the rational civilized humanitarian values which we have now acquired. Certainly this is the dominant impression left by 'popular' discussions of the SUbject. And retributive vs. utilitarian seems to be the mould in which most philosophical dis cussions are cast. The issues are far more complex than this. Punishment may be con sidered in a great variety of contexts - legal, educational, parental, theological, informal, etc. - and in each of these contexts several im portant moral questions arise. Approaches which see only a simple choice between retributivism and utilitarianism tend to obscure this variety and plurality. But even more seriously, the distinction between retributivism and utilitarianism is far from clear. That it reflects the traditional distinction between deontological and teleological ap proaches to ethics serves to transfer rather than to resolve the un clarity. Usually it is said that retributive approaches seek to justify acts by reference to features which are intrinsic to them, whereas utilitarian approaches appeal to the consequences of such acts. This, however, makes assumptions about the individuation of acts which are difficult to justify.

A Global History Of Execution And The Criminal Corpse

Author: Richard Ward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137444010
Size: 11.77 MB
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A Global History Of Execution And The Criminal Corpse from the Author: Richard Ward. Through studies of beheaded Irish traitors, smugglers hung in chains on the English coast, suicides subjected to the surgeon's knife in Dresden and the burial of executed Nazi war criminals, this volume provides a fresh perspective on the history of capital punishment. This book has two open access chapters under a CC BY license.

A Theodicy Of Hell

Author: C. Seymour
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401706042
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A Theodicy Of Hell from the Author: C. Seymour. In A Theodicy of Hell Charles Seymour tackles one of the most difficult problems facing the western theistic tradition: to show the consonance between eternal punishment and the goodness of God. Medieval theology attempted to resolve the dilemma by arguing that any sin, no matter how slight, merits unending torment. Contemporary thinkers, on the other hand, tend to eliminate the retributive element from hell entirely. Combining historical breadth with detailed argumentation, the author develops a novel understanding of hell which avoids the extremes of both its traditional and modern rivals. He then surveys the battery of objections ranged against the possibility of eternal punishment and shows how his `freedom view of hell' can withstand the attack. The work will be of particular importance for those interested in philosophy of religion and theology, including academics, students, seminarians, clergy, and anyone else with a personal desire to come to terms with this perennially challenging doctrine.

Your Mama Was Wrong

Author: Dennis O. Evans
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412005701
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Your Mama Was Wrong from the Author: Dennis O. Evans. The basic premise of this book is that most, if not all, of what we have been taught to believe is true, is not true or only half true. We blindly assume that what our mothers taught us about lying, paternity, religion, incest, nudity, pornography, and other subjects was right. This book states that a closer look at what was taught will reveal that "Your Mama Was Wrong". It says that lying is not always wrong. Sometimes it can be dangerous to tell the truth. When the slaves were being hhid by the "underground railroad", people lied in order to protect them. This book points out the fact that there are males, females and people who are neither male nor female. It also says that all religions are basically hearsay because they are founded upon what someone "said" was "said". All the sacred books were written by someone - usually male, who lived hundreds or thousands of years ago. The chapter on paternity shows how DNA testing can prove that "Your Mama Was Wrong" about who she said your father was. This chapter will prove to be very disturbing to many. There never has been a book written that challenges so many of society's views of right and wrong, true and false, fact and fiction.