From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU)
Date: Tue Dec 09 2003 - 00:27:54 EST
recently reissued; the original was translated by Moishe Finkelstein, aka (I believe) Sir Moses Finley. rb Punishment and Social Structure by Georg Rusche, Otto Kirchheimer, Dario Melossi (Introduction) * Paperback: 290 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.72 x 8.98 x 5.86 * Publisher: Transaction Pub; (March 2003) * ISBN: 0765809214 An involving essay about the foundation of society, April 18, 2003 Reviewer: Midwest Book Review (see more about me) from Oregon, WI USA Now with a new introduction by Dario Melossi, Punishment And Social Structure by Georg Rusche and Otto Kirchheimer offers significant scholarship in the study of criminology, and one that traces the origin of its ideas to an article written by Georg Rusche in 1933, entitled "Labor Market and Penal Sanction: Thoughts on the Sociology of Criminal Justice". Expanding on the original article's ideas to classify the history of crime into three primary eras - early Middle Ages with emphasis on penance and fines, later Middle Ages marked by severe corporal and capital punishment, and the seventeenth century with its development of the prison system, Punishment And Social Structure is an involving essay about the foundation of society and its treatment of miscreants and a strongly recommended addition to professional and academic Law, Jurisprudence, Penology, and Criminology Studies reference collections and reading lists.
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