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Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government

Nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted... a few observations on the meaning of the Eighth Amendment

the Commission, Richmond. 1965, 35p., very good in wraps. Conservative Southern perspective, challenging what the authors saw as "a mere squeamish sentimentality towards punishing criminals," turning the law into "a mere scarecrow for lawbreakers to laugh at." Discusses capital punishment, various forms of corporal punishment and imprisonment, etc. Argues that a return to the Founding Fathers would show that they "did not thus hamper our police in cleaning the cesspools of crimes which so often spill into our streets..."

Cat.No: 177386

Price: $18.00

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