Crime without Punishment : Aspects of the History of Homicide

Crime without Punishment : Aspects of the History of Homicide

Description

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 on society'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.


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Details

Author(s)
Lawrence M. Friedman
Format
Hardback | 152 pages
Dimensions
158 x 235 x 13mm | 350g
Publication date
31 May 2018
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises
ISBN10
1108427537
ISBN13
9781108427531