Punishment and Sentencing: Risk, Rehabilitation and Restitution

Paperback | December 1, 2009

byMelissa Bull

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Punishment and Sentencing explores the expanding horizon of punishment. Using a case study approach to bring to life our shifting attitudes to punishment, and its relationship to changing technologies and programs of control, the text identifies the key concepts of risk, rehabilitation andrestitution to give students an accessible framework for understanding the different approaches taken, in theory and in practice, to sentencing and punishment.The case studies provide applied examples of the distinctive questions that theoretical perspectives pose, summarise the major interpretive themes, and identify the kinds of insights each theory has to offer for the understanding of particular examples of modern penalty.

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Punishment and Sentencing explores the expanding horizon of punishment. Using a case study approach to bring to life our shifting attitudes to punishment, and its relationship to changing technologies and programs of control, the text identifies the key concepts of risk, rehabilitation andrestitution to give students an accessible fram...

Melissa Bull is a Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.03 inPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195561082

ISBN - 13:9780195561081

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Part 1: Introduction1. It's not just about the prison2. Penological Principles of punishment and sentencing3. Some Social Perspectives on Punishment and SentencingPart 2: Risk4. Why Megan didn't make it to Australia: Child Sexual Offences and Community Notification5. Terrorism: Risk, retaliation and preventive detentionPart 3: Rehabilitation6. Drug courts: Clinic or Panopticon?7. 'Possession is 9/10ths of the law': Indigenous justice and the decolonisation of punishment8. Responding to domestic violence: Special pleas and specialist courtsPart 4: Restitution9. Youth Justice and Group Conferencing: Restoration and Restitution10. 'Hitting hoons where it hurts': From fines to forfeiture11. The three 'Rs' of the penological triangle