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American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination
Williams, Kristian
A damning audit of the US record in underwriting human rights violations around the globe and at home, and about the centrality of rape, racism, and conquest to both the state and US national culture.
Bradley Manning, Solitary Confinement and Selective Outrage: What about the Others?
Casella, Jean; Ridgeway, James
Calls attention to the widespread use of solitary confinement with Bradley Manning as a specific example.
Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair
Schulman, Sarah
From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict an...
Crime and Punishment in America: Why the Solutions to America's Most Stubborn Social Crisis Have Not Worked... and What Will
Currie, Elliott
Currie explores why being 'tough on crime' will only serve to exacerbate the problem.
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
The Humiliation of Bradley Manning: Kangaroos Missing
McGovern, Ray
It is a bitter irony that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, whose conscience compelled him to leak evidence about the U.S. military brass ignoring evidence of torture in Iraq, was himself the victim of cruel...
Intractable: Hell Has a Name: Life Inside Australia's First Super-Max Prison
Matthews, Bernie
A firsthand account spanning two generations of high-security confinement in the 1970s NSW Australian prison system.
Jails for Jesus
Shapiro, Samantha M.
President Bush wants faith-based programs to take over social services. But what happens when evangelical Christians try their hand at running prisons?
Obama and the Boy in the Metal Box: The Incarceration of John Walker Lindh
Teitelman, Michael
Clemency for John Walker Lindh would open up to public scrutiny an outrageous injustice that high officials in the Bush administration deliberately perpetrated on an American citizen after the 9/11 at...
The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Society
Morris, Norval; Rothman, David J. (eds.)
Thematic chapters explore a variety of aspects and institutions.
Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire
Perkinson, Robert
A history of imprisonment, race, and politics from slavery to the present, with an emphasis on Texas, the most locked-down state in the USA.
The Violence of Incarceration
Scraton, Phil; McCulloch, Mude (eds.)
Argues that the revelations of extreme brutality perpetrated by allied soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo represent the inevitable end-product of domestic incarceration predicated on the us...

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Corporal punishment
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Corporal punishment is a kind of physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution for an offence, or for the purpose of disciplining or reforming a wrongdoer, or to d...
Stocks are devices used in the medieval times for torture, public humiliation, and corporal punishment. The stocks partially immobilized its victims and they were often exposed in a public place such ...
The Human Significance of the Skin
Montagu, Ashley
An analysis of the skin regarded as a sense organ rather than as a simple bodily covering.