Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure

Goldman, Emma
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Year Published:  1917  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10652

The methods of coping with crime have no doubt undergone several changes, but mainly in a theoretic sense. In practice, society has retained the primitive motive in dealing with the offender; that is, revenge. It has also adopted the theologic idea; namely, punishment; while the legal and 'civilized' methods consist of deterrence or terror, and reform.

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