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Crime and Punishment

Synopsis
From the torture of suspected terrorists to the death penalty, punishment is one of the most emotive and contentious issues of modern times. Controversy continues over the ‘rendition’ of terror suspects to countries that practice torture: has torture become an acceptable form of punishment in the quest for national security?

This series questions whether punishment is now directed more towards the body or the soul and examines whether tabloid portrayal of specific murderers as monsters influences our attitude to punishment and vengeance.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Social sciences
Keywords
capital punishment; corporal punishment; crime; law

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£41.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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