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Retribution

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Edited by: Thom Brooks

ISBN13: 9781409451204
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £165.00



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Retribution is perhaps the most popular contemporary theory about punishment and has enjoyed enduring appeal as the oldest, even most venerable, penal theory with its strong ancient roots. Retribution is understood in many different ways, but the standard view of retribution is that punishment is justified where it is deserved and an offender should be punished in proportion to his desert.

In this volume, retributivism is examined from various critical perspectives, including its diversity, relation with desert, the link between desert and proportionality, retributivist emotions and the idea of mercy. The theory of retribution has been the subject of a revival of interest in recent years and the essays selected for this volume are the leading works on retribution from the dominant international figures in the field.

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Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
Introduction

Part I Retributions: Varieties of retribution, John Cottingham
A taxonomy of retributivism, Leo Zaibert
Punishment, Alan Brudner
Retributivism, Thom Brooks.

Part II Retribution and Desert: Marxism and retributivism, Jeffrie Murphy
Does it matter if the death penalty is arbitrarily administered?. Stephen Nathanson
Three mistakes of retributivism, David Dolinko
Why punish the deserving?, Douglas Husak
Competing conceptions of modern desert: vengeful, deontological, and empirical, Paul H. Robinson
Retribution and capital punishment, Thom Brooks.

Part III Proportionality: How to make punishment fit the crime, Michael Davis
Justice, civilization and the death penalty: answering van den Haag, Jeffrey H. Reiman. Part IV Retributive Emotions: The varieties of retributive experience, Chris Bennett
The moral worth of retribution, Michael S. Moore.
Part V Retribution and Mercy: Equity and mercy, Martha C. Nussbaum

Name index.