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L’"altra" pena di morte: l’ergastolo negli Stati Uniti
Titolo Rivista: SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI 
Autori/Curatori: Emilio C. Viano 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2014 Fascicolo: 1  Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  22 P. 127-148 Dimensione file:  149 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SISS2014-001011
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The sentence of life in prison, with or without possibility of parole, is imposed quite frequently in the United States, differently than in most developed countries. This work examines the historical and cultural reasons behind such practice and critically examines why the reasons used to justify such penalty do not work and why this penalty is actually counterproductive and deeply damaging to society. The article also examines recent correctional trends in the United States, pointing out powerful forces and interests that support the harsh and punitive correctional system generally operating in the country.


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Emilio C. Viano, in "SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI" 1/2014, pp. 127-148, DOI:10.3280/SISS2014-001011

   

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