ABOLITION OF FLOGGING IN THE PENAL SYSTEM
GLOVER, Edward. The Psycho-Pathology of Flogging. London: Howard League for Penal Reform, 1937. Slim octavo, original green wrappers; pp. 19. $200.
Second edition of this Freudian explanation of the impulse to flog and case for the abolition of flogging in the English prison system.
“Experience proves that flogging is unnecessary, and psychology shows that it is indecent. So once again history and science join forces and testify… that ‘cruel punishments have an inevitable tendency to produce cruelty in the people.” First published in 1931.