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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 2 (Week 1 Wednesday) January 9, 2008 The Birth of the Prison: Development of the Prison in Europe Introductory Writing Exercise…- Prisons should be primarily devoted to… rehabilitation, educating inmates so that they may better themselves once they have reentered society.- The primary consideration in sentencing decisions should be… the severity of the crime.- Ex-felons should be barred from… not sure. The Notorious Sentence (1757)- Robert-Francois Damiens, attempted assassination of King Louis XV o “He is to be taken and conveyed in a cart, wearing nothing but a shift, holding a torch of burning wax weighing two pounds; in the said cart to the Church of Paris, where on a scaffold, the flesh will be torn from his breasts, arms, thighs, and calves with red-hot pinchers, his right hand, holding the knife with which he committed said parricide, burnt with sulphur, and, on those places where the flesh will be torn away, poured molten lead, burning oil, burning resin, wax, and sulphur melted together and then his body drawn and quartered by four horses and his limb and body consumed by fire, reduced to ashes, and his ashes thrown to the wind.”- Reaction to this sentence suggests that this is the time when things were starting to change The Beginnings of Reform- Damiens execution horrified many- it’s often described as if it were common but it went beyond...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CRM LAW SC 100 taught by Professor Wakefield during the Winter '08 term at UC Irvine.
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