Why Punish How Much

Author: Michael H. Tonry
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019532885X
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Punishment, like all complex human institutions, tends to change as ways of thinking go in and out of fashion. Normative, political, social, psychological, and legal ideas concerning punishment have changed drastically over time, and especially in recent decades. Why Punish? How Much? collects essays from classical philosophers and contemporary theorists to examine these shifts. Michael Tonry has gathered a comprehensive set of readings ranging from Kant, Hegel, and Bentham to recent writings on developments in the behavioral and medical sciences. Together they cover foundations of punishment theory such as consequentialism, retributivism, and functionalism, new approaches like restorative, communitarian, and therapeutic justice, and mixed approaches that attempt to link theory and policy. This volume includes an accessible introduction that chronicles the development of punishment systems and theorizing over the course of the last two centuries. Why Punish? How Much? provides a fresh and comprehensive approach to thinking about punishment and sentencing for a broad range of law, sociology, philosophy, and criminology courses.

A Reader On Punishment

Author: Antony Duff
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198763536
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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 collection, two leading experts on the theory of punishment have selected a range of articles which have made important and influential contributions to the way in which punishment is understood in contemporary society. The collection is prefaced by an original introduction written by the two editors, in which key concepts are identified. Each article is also prefaced by a short introduction setting out the issues to be discussed. Throughout the book the aim of the editors is to demonstrate that normative and empirical questions about punishment are deeply interrelated, and to show the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding this vital social institution.

Capital Punishment

Author: Glen Harold Stassen
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Can it ever be acceptable for a humane society to put a human being to death? In this new volume in The Pilgrim Library of Ethics, a wide range of contributors, including recognized theologians, ethicists, and writers, explore all angles of the wrenching subject of capital punishment.Arguments often turn on how this form of justice functions within the larger social order. Retributionists argue that this extreme penalty is needed to restore social order. Advocates of the common good counter that capital punishment's biases against the poor, members of minorities, and those with little education spread social cynicism and disrespect for the law.Scapegoat theorists contend that execution is a form of ritual sacrifice intended to redeem the body politic. In contrast, proponents of society's need to decrease the number of murders posit that capital punishment diverts passion away from effective measures that could reduce the rate of homicides.For those who want a single-volume source of balanced, accessible information and who seek to formulate their own informed opinion, Capital Punishment: A Reader is an essential resource.Books in The Pilgrim Library of Ethics address the most significant moral issues of our time. Each volume is designed for both classroom and general use, and features about thirty outstanding articles, essays, and official statements by foremost thinkers and institutions.

Punishment Communication And Community

Author: R. A. Duff
Editor: Studies in Crime and Public Policy
ISBN: 9780195166668
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This text examines the main trends in penal theorising over the past three decades. It asks what can justify criminal punishment and then explores the legitemacy of actual practices by examining what would count as adequate justification for them.

Society Ethics And The Law A Reader

Author: David A. Mackey
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284199649
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Society, Ethics, and the Law: A Reader is an engaging, thoughtful, and academic text designed to help students make connections to ethical issues using real-world examples and thought-provoking discussion questions.

A Reader S Guide To Contemporary Literature

Author: William Swan Sonnenschein
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The Punishment Monopoly

Author: Pem Davidson Buck
Editor: Monthly Review Press
ISBN: 1583678336
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Examines the roots of white supremacy and mass incarceration from the vantage point of history Why, asks Pem Davidson Buck, is punishment so central to the functioning of the United States, a country proclaiming “liberty and justice for all”? The Punishment Monopoly challenges our everyday understanding of American history, focusing on the constructions of race, class, and gender upon which the United States was built, and which still support racial capitalism and the carceral state. After all, Buck writes, “a state, to be a state, has to punish ... bottom line, that is what a state and the force it controls is for.” Using stories of her European ancestors, who arrived in colonial Virginia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and following their descendants into the early nineteenth century, Buck shows how struggles over the right to punish, backed by the growing power of the state governed by a white elite, made possible the dispossession of Africans, Native Americans, and poor whites. Those struggles led to the creation of the low-wage working classes that capitalism requires, locked in by a metastasizing white supremacy that Buck’s ancestors, with many others, defined as white, helped establish and manipulate. Examining those foundational struggles illuminates some of the most contentious issues of the twenty-first century: the exploitation and detention of immigrants; mass incarceration as a central institution; Islamophobia; white privilege; judicial and extra-judicial killings of people of color and some poor whites. The Punishment Monopoly makes it clear that none of these injustices was accidental or inevitable; that shifting our state-sanctioned understandings of history is a step toward liberating us from its control of the present.

Capital Punishment

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
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Encyclopedia Of Crime And Punishment

Author: David Levinson
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761922582
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"Authoritative and comprehensive, this multivolume set includes hundreds of articles in the field of criminal justice. Impressive arrays of authors have contributed to this resource, addressing such diverse topics as racial profiling, money laundering, torture, prisoner literature, the KGB, and Sing Sing. Written in an accessible manner and attractively presented, the background discussions, definitions, and explanations of important issues and future trends are absorbing. Interesting sidebars and facts,reference lists, relevant court cases, tables, and black-and-white photographs supplement the entries. Appendixes cover careers in criminal justice, Web resources, and professional organizations. A lengthy bibliography lists relevant works."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.

The Punishment Of Death

Author: Henry Romilly
Editor: London : J. Murray
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What Is The Truth As To Everlasting Punishment

Author: Frank Nutcombe Oxenham
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On The Distinctive Principles Of Punishment And Reformation

Author: sir Stephen Cave
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A Searchlight On Germany Germany S Blunders Crimes And Punishment

Author: William T. Hornaday
Editor: Good Press
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"A searchlight on Germany: Germany's Blunders, Crimes and Punishment" by William T. Hornaday. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Doctrine Of Endless Punishment For The Sins Of This Life Unchristian And Unreasonable

Author: Thomas Starr King
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Everlasting Punishment

Author: Edward Meyrick Goulburn
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The Reality But Not The Duration Of Future Punishment Is Revealed An Appeal To Scripture

Author: John BARTON (Vicar of Rainhill.)
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That Unknown Country Or What Living Men Believe Concerning Punishment After Death

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Sentencing And Punishment

Author: Susan Easton
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019874482X
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Examining the theoretical debates behind the headlines and engaging with current debates, Sentencing and Punishment provides thoughtful, impartial, and unbiased coverage of sentencing and punishment in the UK. Collectively, Susan Easton and Christine Piper are highly experienced teachers andresearchers in this field, making them perfectly placed to deliver this lively account of a highly dynamic subject area.The book takes a thorough and systematic approach to sentencing and punishment, examining key topics from legal, philosophical, and practical perspectives. Offering in-depth and detailed coverage, while remaining succinct and readable, the authors deliver a balanced approach to the subject. Chaptersummaries, discussion questions, and case studies help students to engage with the subject, apply their knowledge, and reflect upon debates.Fully reworked, restructured, and updated for this edition, and incorporating changes following the 2015 general election; this is the essential guide for anyone studying sentencing and punishment as part of a law or criminology course.The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring:* Regular updates on case law, new legislation and key developments* Web links to further reading suggestions for each chapter of the book* Guidance on answering end of chapter questions* An online version of the textbook glossary

Capital Punishment Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Richard Rosenfeld
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019980544X
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

The Future Of Punishment

Author: Thomas Nadelhoffer
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199779201
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The twelve essays in this volume aim at providing philosophers, neuroscientists, psychologists, and legal theorists with an opportunity to examine the cluster of related issues that will need to be addressed as scholars struggle to come to grips with the picture of human agency being pieced together by researchers in the biosciences.