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Overview

Punishment is an area of increasing importance and concern to both citizens and politicians. How do we decide what should be crimes? How do we decide when someone is responsible for a crime? What should we do with criminals? These are the main questions this introductory textbook on the philosophy of punishment discusses.

This is not only the first textbook to examine all major perspectives on punishment (including restorative justice, expressivist theories, and others for the first time), but also looks at several case studies (capital punishment, juvenile offenders, domestic abuse, and sexual crimes) and how these theories grapple with them. Punishment is aimed at those approaching the topic for the first time, although also is appropriate to those already working in the field. In addition to further readings offered in each chapter, there is an extensive bibliography at the conclusion listing all the major works in the field which itself may be a valuable resource to beginners and more advanced readers alike.

Punishment is an ideal starting point for undergraduate students of Law, Criminology, and Philosophy.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Lucid, fair-minded, and well-informed, Thom Brooks’ Punishment offers a superb introduction to a complex and contentious subject. Many a perplexed student will find illumination in his patient discussion of each of the leading theories. The way Brooks shows their interconnectedness and application in practice – to capital punishment, juvenile offenders, domestic violence, and the like – will interest not only students but scholars as well."

—Stuart P. Green, Distinguished Professor of Law and Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar, Rutgers School of Law

"As a topic in moral and political philosophy, punishment has been jolted back to life. In the last quarter century, retribution has returned with a vengeance, both in the theoretical literature and (with a very different emphasis) in public policy. The rise of the victim as a player in the criminal justice system has also fuelled a counter-trend, placing an emphasis on redress. Human rights, privatization, globalization, the rise of the therapist, the lobbyist, the terrorist: all have affected our ways of punishing and of thinking about punishment. A new survey of the terrain is overdue. And who better to conduct it than Thom Brooks, whose grasp of the literature and feel for the issues is second to none? From the noble ideals of ‘communicative’ theory to the grim realities of children in prison: in Punishment Brooks covers it all with insight, rigour, and energy."

—John Gardner, Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Oxford

"Thom Brooks has produced a valuable introduction to, and critical survey of, current theoretical approaches to punishment together with an analysis of their implications for practice. In addition, he has provided a spirited defence of a new, unified theory inspired by the British Idealists and encompassing retributive, consequentialist, and restorative elements. Written in a lucid and engaging style, the book will interest a wide range of readers – students, theorists of punishment, as well as those engaged in criminal justice policy."

—Alan Brudner, Albert Abel Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

"Thom Brooks’ Punishment is a rare thing: a book about a complex and important topic that is both of interest for experts and accessible to non-experts."

—Andrew Cornford, Lecturer in Criminal Law, The University Of Edinburgh, in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415431828
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/25/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Thom Brooks is Lecturer in Political Thought at the University of Newcastle and Founding Editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy (2003-present). He is editor of Rousseau and Law, Locke and Law, co-editor of The Legacy of John Rawls and author of nearly forty articles in journals such as Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain; History of Political Thought; International Journal of Philosophical Studies; Journal of Applied Philosophy; Journal of Social Philosophy; Philosophy; Ratio; Res Publica; Rutgers Law Record; Utilitas; and many others.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

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

Conclusion

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