Punishment and social organization: a study of durkheim's theory of penal evolution

Law & Society Review Vol/Iss. 9 Published In Pages: 613-638
By Spitzer, Steven


Absolutist political structures will be negatively associated with leniency in punishment (618).


A strong association between societal complexity and political integration casts doubt on the strength of this association.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesNot SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN