Understanding Justice: An Introduction to Ideas, Perspectives and Controversies in Modern Penal Theory

Understanding Justice: An Introduction to Ideas, Perspectives and Controversies in Modern Penal Theory

by Barbara A. Hudson

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ISBN-13: 9780335193295
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 07/01/1996
Series: Crime and Justice
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 7.84(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword viii(2)
Acknowledgements x
1 Perspectives on punishment
1(16)
Defining modern penology
1(2)
The goals of punishment
3(3)
Punishment and society: the social role and characteristics of penal systems
6(3)
Punishing effectively: the criminology tradition
9(3)
Transgressing crime and punishment: abolition and deconstruction
12(1)
Summary
13(4)
Part one The goals of punishment: the juridical perspective 17(62)
2 Utilitarian approaches
17(21)
Introduction
17(1)
Deterrence
18(3)
Evaluating the deterrent effects of punishment
21(3)
Individual deterrence
24(2)
Reform/rehabilitation
26(2)
Criticisms of rehabilitative penalties
28(3)
Prevention through incapacitation
31(2)
Problems with prevention
33(3)
Conclusion
36(2)
3 Retribution
38(19)
Introduction
38(1)
Modern retributivism: the just-deserts movement
39(4)
Proportionality and seriousness
43(3)
Retribution and the justification of punishment
46(7)
Deterrence and retribution in distribution
Summary and conclusion
55(2)
4 Hybrids, compromises and syntheses
57(22)
Introduction
57(1)
Desert and deterrence: crime reduction within limits
58(5)
Desert and rehabilitation: reform with rights
63(4)
Targets and constraints: syntheses of utilitarian and retributive theories
67(7)
Conclusion
74(5)
Part two Punishment and modernity: the sociological perspective 79(60)
5 Punishment and progress: the Durkheimian tradition
79(17)
Introduction
79(2)
Durkheim: punishment and solidarity
81(5)
Durkheim's sociology of law: critical evaluation
86(3)
Weber: bureaucracy and rationality
89(3)
Durkheimian and Weberian themes: some contemporary applications
93(2)
Punishment and culture: contemporary formulations
93(2)
Conclusion
95(1)
6 The political economy of punishment: Marxist approaches
96(20)
Introduction
96(1)
Key concepts in Marxist sociology
97(2)
Punishment and the labour market
99(3)
Why prison?
102(4)
Ideology and the control of surplus populations
106(6)
The challenge of feminism
112(2)
Conclusion: the legacy of Marxism
114(2)
7 The disciplined society: Foucault and the analysis of penalty
116(23)
Introduction
116(1)
Foucault's disciplinary penality
117(4)
Delinquency and normalization
121(5)
Critique and controversy
126(8)
Periodicity
127(1)
Overgeneralization
128(3)
Partiality
131(1)
Functionalism
132(1)
Politics
133(1)
Summary and conclusion: Foucault's legacy
134(5)
Part three Towards justice? 139(13)
8 The struggle for justice: critical criminology and critical legal studies
139(13)
Introduction
139(2)
Challenges to mainstream penology
141(8)
Abolitionism
142(3)
Feminist jurisprudence
145(4)
Concluding comments
149(3)
Postscript Beyond modernity: the fate of justice 152(6)
Introduction 152(1)
From the disclipinary society to the actuarial society 153(3)
Justice and postmodernity 156(2)
Glossary of key terms 158(2)
Suggestions for further reading 160(2)
References 162(11)
Index 173

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