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Alternate title:History of punishment
Ecce homo. Punishments
Summary:The forms of punishment a society chooses, and what exactly it deems a crime, tell a great deal about that society's values. How is justice pursued and punishment meted out? This program looks at the history of punishment, beginning with early compensatory forms of justice, Hammurabi's Code, and the Law of Moses. Socrates' execution and Roman and medieval forms of justice are analyzed in a historical context, underscoring the fact that punishment was often intended as a deterrent rather than as a reformatory measure. Contemporary forms of punishment, including the death penalty, are discussed, along with the ways in which these sentences reflect what society values.
Contributor:Rancourt, Daniel
Morris, George
Provider:Productions Coscient Inc.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Punishment -- History
Corrections -- History
Criminal justice, Administration of -- History
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Directed by Daniel Rancourt ; written by Monique Fournier ; producer, Vincent Leduc ; produced by Productions Coscient Inc. Narrator, George Morris ; guests: Maurice Cusson, David Garland, Alain Laingui, Jean Pradel, Pieter Spierenberg. Editor, Paul Perrier ; music, Pascal Mailloux.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Collection:Films@UM
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