Istorical Process of Criminal Punishment

Read Chapter 4: The Continental Abolition of Degradation of the book Harsh Justiceby James Q. Whitman (see attached).

Explain the abolition of degradation as discussed in the chapter. Discuss the historical process from more physical corporal punishments of the middle-ages people (e.g., imprisonment for high status people & flogging/physical public punishments for the riff-raff or for those the state/powerful wanted to make an extreme example of).