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PBS NewsHour | In Defense of Flogging: A Controversial Conversation on Prisons and Punishment | PBS

Duration: 06:15
Program: PBS NewsHour #10132
Broadcast Date: Aug. 15, 2011

We were curious: is flogging -- beating someone solidly on the behind with a wooden cane -- a reasonable, effective alternative to sending that person to jail for two, five, ten years? That's exactly what Peter Moskos, a police officer-turned-academic, argues in his new book, 'In Defense of Flogging.'

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Post Date: August 15, 2011