A Reader on Punishment

Paperback | April 1, 1992

EditorR. A. Duff, David Garland

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Why we punish, who we punish and how we punish are central elements of any discussion of the role of law in modern society.In this impressive and timely collection, two leading experts on the theory of punishment have selected a range of articles which have made important and influential contributions to the ways in which punishment is understood in contemporary society. The collection is introduced by a lengthy andoriginal discussion of the key concepts of punishment, and each article is prefaced by a short introduction setting out the issues to be discussed.Throughout the book the aim of the editors is to demonstrate how complex the concept of punishment is, and to illustrate how an understanding of punishment is vitally important for students of law and society.

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Why we punish, who we punish and how we punish are central elements of any discussion of the role of law in modern society.In this impressive and timely collection, two leading experts on the theory of punishment have selected a range of articles which have made important and influential contributions to the ways in which punishment is...

R. A. Duff is at University of Stirling. David Garland is at University of Edinburgh.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:April 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198763530

ISBN - 13:9780198763536

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Table of Contents

1. R.A. Duff and D. Garland: Thinking about Punishment2. J.G. Murphy: Marxism and retribution3. J. Feinberg: The Expressive Function of Punishment4. H. Morris: A Paternalistic Theory of Punishment5. A. von Hirsch: Censure and Proportionality6. M. Tonry: Proportionality, Parsimony, and Interchangeability of Punishments7. F. Zimring: Making the Punishment Fit the Crime: A Consumer's Guide to Sentencing Reform8. J.Q. Wilson: Penalties and Opportunities9. N. Walker: Reductivism and Deterrence10. T. Mathiesen: General Prevention as Communication11. N. Morris: Incapacitation within Limits12. P. Hirst: The Concept of Punishment13. E. Rotman: Beyond Punishment14. P. Carlen: Crime, Inequality and Sentencing15. H. Bianchi: Abolition: Assensus and Sanctuary

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`A marvellous book.'Mr Toddington, University of Hull