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The History of Punishment

By: Lyons, Lewis

Price: $12.88

Publisher: London, Amber Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003143

ISBN: 0954435621

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This book outlines changing ideas of law and punishment, from the ancient Babylonian Code of Hammurabi through Islamic Sharia Law to modern notions of rehabilitation and the continued practice of corporal and capital punishment. Discover strange and terrible methods of punishment amongs these pages, including the pillory, flogging, branding, hanging, drawing and quartering, the guillotine, the bastinado, death of a thousand cuts, the scavenger's daughter, crucifixion, le... View more info