Punishment and Pain

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Heinemann-Raintree Library, Oct 31, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Leaders and people in power have always had to ask a big question. "How do I make sure everyone obeys me?" For hundreds of years there was one answer. Pain. Or the threat of pain. History was full of the screams of criminals and others. They were made to suffer for doing wrong - or thinking the wrong things. But many laws were different then. You could be put to death for crimes that do not seem serious today. And many of the screams came from people who had done no wrong at all.

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John Townsend has been in teaching for 25 years, and has been a full-time writer since January 2003. He has written more than sixty books for young people, on such wide-ranging subjects as monsters, urban legends, spiders, computer crime, and spies. He has also written the recent thrillers The Hand and The Omen and the Ghost. He lives in England.

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