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Without Benefit of Clergy: A Look at Another Time’s Law-‘n’-Order

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Olive’s analysis of how crimes were handled in the US during the nineteenth century revealed that standards were more different than similar. For example, the punishment for blasphemy was jail time and a fine. The punishment for being a common scold (or nagging woman) was placement on a ducking stool and plunging into water. Such punishments revealed that socio-cultural standards were much stricter as well as often double standard.
Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 4, July/Aug 1979, p14-15