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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
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. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
340/.115
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
K5018
LC item number
.R6595 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Pirates, prisoners, and lepers : lessons from life outside the law, Paul H. Robinson and Sarah M. Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Is Our Nature? What Does Government Do for Us and to Us? -- Cooperation : Lepers and Pirates -- Punishment : Drop City and the Utopian Communes -- Justice : 1850s San Francisco and the California Gold Rush -- Injustice : The Batavia Shipwreck and the Attica Uprising -- Survival : The Inuits of King William Land and the Mutineers of Pitcairn Island -- Subversion : Prison Camps and Hellships -- Credibility : America' s Prohibition -- Excess : Committing Felony Murder While Asleep in Bed and Life in Prison for an Air-Conditioning Fraud -- Failure : Getting Away with Murder Beyond a Reasonable Doubt -- Collapse : Escobar's Colombia -- Taking Justice Seriously : Five Proposals -- Postscript : What Are They Doing Now?
Control code
ocn910964296
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612347448
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 170b67c2-1323-4468-8965-70108c04760f
  • 22573/ctt1d97dxf
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unknown
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.b33665047
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910964296
  • pebco1612347444

Library Locations

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