Psychology of Punishment


Editors: Nicholas M. Palmetti and Jennifer P. Russo
Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions

In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the psychology of punishment. Topics discussed include the social psychological models of public opinion about punishment and religious beliefs; retributive punishment for sex offenders; drug driving laws and punishment; third party reward and punishment and race, age and punishment in juvenile correctional facilities. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents

Preface pp.i-ix

Christian Religiosity and Support for the Death Penalty versus Life Imprisonment;pp. 1-32
(Kevin H. Wozniak, Department of Justice, Law, and Society, American University, Washington, D.C., USA)

Is Public Support for Sex Offender Registration Policies Driven by
a Desire to Protect Society or Punish Offenders?;pp. 33-50
(Allison L. Skinner, Katlyn Sorenson Farnum, Margaret C. Stevenson, University of Southern Indiana, and others)

Sex, Drugs, and Deterrence: Applying Stafford and Warr’s Reconceptualization of Deterrence Theory to Drug Driving across the Genders;pp. 51-72
(Christopher N. Watling, James Freeman, Gavan Palk, Jeremy Davey, Queensland University of Technology, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia, and others)

Third Party Reward and Punishment: Group Size, Efficiency and Public Goods;pp. 73-92
(Johan Almenberg, Anna Dreber, Coren L. Apicella, David G. Rand, Ministry of Finance, Stockholm, Sweden, and others)

Race, Age and Punishment in Juvenile Correctional Facilities;pp. 93-110
(Sheryl Feinstein, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Index pp.111-115

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