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The Resource Pirates, prisoners, and lepers : lessons from life outside the law, Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson

Pirates, prisoners, and lepers : lessons from life outside the law, Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson

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Pirates, prisoners, and lepers : lessons from life outside the law
Title
Pirates, prisoners, and lepers
Title remainder
lessons from life outside the law
Statement of responsibility
Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson
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Language
eng
Summary
"It has long been held that humans need government to impose social order on a chaotic, dangerous world. How, then, did early humans survive on the Serengeti Plain, surrounded by faster, stronger, and bigger predators in a harsh and forbidding environment? Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepers examines an array of natural experiments and accidents of human history to explore the fundamental nature of how human beings act when beyond the scope of the law. Pirates of the 1700s, the leper colony on Molokai Island, prisoners of the Nazis, hippie communes of the 1970s, shipwreck and plane crash survivors, and many more diverse groups--all existed in the absence of formal rules, punishments, and hierarchies. Paul and Sarah Robinson draw on these real-life stories to suggest that humans are predisposed to be cooperative within limits. What these "communities" did and how they managed have dramatic implications for shaping our modern institutions. Should today's criminal justice system build on people's shared intuitions about justice? Or are we better off acknowledging this aspect of human nature but using law to temper it? Knowing the true nature of our human character and our innate ideas about justice offers a roadmap to a better society. "--
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1948-
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Robinson, Paul H.
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Robinson, Sarah M.
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  • Criminal law
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Punishment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal law
  • Punishment
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Pirates, prisoners, and lepers : lessons from life outside the law, Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781612347325
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014050161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900445740
Label
Pirates, prisoners, and lepers : lessons from life outside the law, Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781612347325
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014050161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900445740
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