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Punishment as Societal Defense

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Phillip MontagueProfessor of Philosophy, Western Washington University, USA

ISBN13: 9780847680719
ISBN: 0847680711
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00



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People punished by law are treated in ways that we consider immoral in other contexts. This text develops a theory of punishment that, instead of justifying it on the basis of deterrence or retribution, constructs in as analogous to individual self-defence.

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