In Defense of Flogging

ISBN-10: 0465032419
ISBN-13: 9780465032419
Edition: N/A
Authors: Peter Moskos
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Description: Prisons impose tremendous costs, yet they're easily ignored. Criminals - even low-level nonviolent offenders - enter our dysfunctional criminal justice system and disappear into a morass that's safely hidden from public view. Our "tough on crime"  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.50
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 2/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352

Prisons impose tremendous costs, yet they're easily ignored. Criminals - even low-level nonviolent offenders - enter our dysfunctional criminal justice system and disappear into a morass that's safely hidden from public view. Our "tough on crime" political rhetoric offers us no way out, and prison reformers are too quickly dismissed as soft on criminals. Meanwhile, the taxpayer picks up the extraordinary and unnecessary bill. In Defense of Flogging presents a solution both radical and simple: give criminals a choice between incarceration and the lash. Flogging is punishment: quick, cheap, and honest.Noted criminologist Peter Moskos, in irrefutable style, shows the logic of the new system while highlighting flaws in the status quo. Flogging may be cruel, but In Defense of Flogging shows us that compared to our broken prison system, it is the lesser of two evils.

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