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Crime Without Punishment : Aspects of the History of Homicide - by Lawrence M. Friedman (Hardcover)

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"In this compelling book, Lawrence M. Friedman looks at situations where killing is condemned by law but not by social norms and, therefore, is rarely punished. He shows how penal codes categorize homicides by degree of intent, which are in turn based onsociety's sense of moral outrage. Despite being officially defined as murder, many homicides have historically gone unpunished. Friedman looks at early vigilante justice, crimes of passion, murder of necessity, mercy killings, and assisted suicides. In his explorations of these unpunished homicides, Friedman probes what these circumstances tell us about conflicts in social and cultural norms and the interaction of law and society"--
Number of Pages: Viii, 146 pages ;
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Criminal Law
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Book theme: General
Author: Lawrence M. Friedman
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2018
TCIN: 53549427
UPC: 9781108427531
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-0148
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