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ISBN13: 9780415431828
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

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Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policy makers. Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling? Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are addressed in this highly engaging guide. Punishment is a critical introduction to the philosophy of punishment offering a new and refreshing approach that will benefit readers of all backgrounds and interests.

This is the first critical guide to examine all leading contemporary theories of punishment, including the communicative theory of punishment, restorative justice, and the unified theory of punishment. There are also several case studies examined in detail including capital punishment, juvenile offending, and domestic abuse. Punishment highlights the problems and prospects of different approaches in order to argue for a more pluralistic and compelling perspective that is novel and groundbreaking. This textbook is designed to introduce both undergraduate and postgraduate students to the topic of punishment. It will be essential for undergraduate students in: philosophy, criminal justice, criminology, justice studies, law, politics, and sociology.

Criminal Law

Part I: General theories
Chapter I: Retributivism
Chapter II: Deterrence
Chapter III: Rehabilitation
Chapter IV: Restorative justice

Part II: Hybrid theories
Chapter V: Rawls and Hart
Chapter VI: Expressivist theories
Chapter VII: Idealist theories

Part III: Case studies
Chapter VIII: Capital punishment
Chapter IX: Juvenile offenders
Chapter X: Domestic abuse
Chapter XI: Sexual crimes