Sex crimes and the new punitiveness.

  title={Sex crimes and the new punitiveness.},
  author={J. Pratt},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  volume={18 2-3},
  • J. Pratt
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioral sciences & the law
  • In the last few years, new ways of punishing sex offenders have been introduced in many modern societies. However, these sanctions have a broader significance than this: they are part of a broader set of penal arrangements-directed at the criminal population as a whole-which represents a new punitiveness. This seems to be moving the direction of legal punishment beyond the established parameters that had hitherto been set for it in modern society. This had involved punishment becoming… CONTINUE READING
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