Plato's Penal Code; Tradition, Controversy, and Reform in Greek Penology / Edition 1

Plato's Penal Code; Tradition, Controversy, and Reform in Greek Penology / Edition 1

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by Trevor J. Saunders
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198149603

ISBN-13: 9780198149606

Pub. Date: 02/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book assesses Plato's penal code within the tradition of Greek penology. Saunders provides a detailed exposition of the emergence of the concept of publicly controlled, rationally calculated, and socially directed punishment in the period between Homer and Plato. He outlines the serious debate that ensued in the fifth century over the opposition by

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This book assesses Plato's penal code within the tradition of Greek penology. Saunders provides a detailed exposition of the emergence of the concept of publicly controlled, rationally calculated, and socially directed punishment in the period between Homer and Plato. He outlines the serious debate that ensued in the fifth century over the opposition by philosophers to popular judicial assumptions, and shows how the philosophical arguments gradually gained ground. He demonstrates that Plato advanced the most radical of the philosophical formulations of the concept of punishment in his Laws, arguing that punishment is or should be utilitarian and strictly reformative. This first comprehensive and detailed study of Plato's penology gives deserved attention to the works of a most important political and legal thinker.

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ISBN-13:
9780198149606
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.99(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

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