The recent caning of an eighteen year old American student by officials in Singapore sparked much debate over the appropriateness of corporal punishment in criminal cases. Many Americans question the humaneness of criminal penalties imposed in foreign lands. While quick to identify human rights violations around the world, the United States government has been reluctant to concede that abuses occur within the American-criminaljustice system.
Defender or Offender: America's Role in the Protection of International Human Rights?,
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