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Punishment and Pathology

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 325
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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punishment deterrence was central to punishment. needs three basic elements: swiftness, certainty, severity. bentham: laws created when deviant behaviour presented a social harm. no victim, no harm done. foucault explains the enlightenment brought changes to definition of deviance and method of  punishment. legislative body generated laws, judicial generated guilt. do not want one body doing  both, that leads to unfairness. rational punishment. – slightly worse than the pleasure ­ behavior is hedonistic­ done to maximize pleasure and minimize pain legislative determination of law, judicial determination of guilt.         judiciary is separate but paid for by the govt. independent  deterrence as the reason for social control control of acts rather than actors. french penal code 1791.          implemented by napoleon.          had a book that outlined every criminal act, corresponding to a punishment.          eg murder or assault had a specific punishment.          judges did not take confounding matters into respect         what's wrong with this?                 equality and sameness are not equivalent.                  children? people who cannot form intent (insanity)?  if we are to control people in this classical way, we can give them fines (easy to quanitfy pleasure &  pain) or create a prison system. current cjs (modifications)  growth of prisons problems? panopticon. building type which has control in the middle that guards can see but not be seen, and  all prisoners can be seen from the tower these exist in cuba, illinois, vietnam always watched wherever you go.  shopping malls were based on the panopticon idea.  what is problematic about this perspective? are people rational? are most people rational? most of the time?         crimes of passion         drugs and alcohol? drunkenness law can we quantify units of pleasure and pain? does prison work?         do prisons create more crime?         people keep going back to prison ­ recidivism  on what basis should punishment be based? should it be deterrence?         should prison be about pain? rehab? deterrence? or just separating bad from  good? pathology the pathological perspective deviance is examined differently depending upon the manner in which it is examined.
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