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Gilligan, 2000. Social Research 67(3):745-772

Punishment and Violence: Is Criminal Law Based on One Huge Mistake?
James Gilligan

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Arien Mack, Editor
Charles Tilly
Volume 67, No. 3 (Fall 2000): 745-772

ABSTRACT: The article examines why the moral and legal approach to control human violence has been unsuccessful. People believe that violence can be stopped by punishing those who commit it, but on the contrary it has been found that punishment is a powerful stimulus for violence. Giving many examples of prisoners who became more violent after being severely punished, the United States' National Academy of Sciences concluded that no capital punishment can deter violent crimes, instead if criminals are given psychological treatment they become non-violent.
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