Whitman - lower status people • Resistance to State Power...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/9/10 James Whitman Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide between America and Europe (2003)
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8/9/10 Cross-Cultural Comparison United States – trend toward more harsh punishment France – trend toward mildness Germany – trend toward mildness
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8/9/10 Focus on Two Cultural Factors Status Egalitarianism – has encouraged use of degrading punishments with all classes in U.S., punishments historically reserved for
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Unformatted text preview: lower status people • Resistance to State Power – punishment officials face much public scrutiny in U.S., scrutiny aimed a perceived leniency in 8/9/10 Mercy (Aspect of State Power) Mercy is an act of leniency extended from superiors to subordinates in the status hierarchy. It involves a willingness to individualize justice in a way that distinguishes those more and less deserving of leniency....
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