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The case against punishment : retribution, crime prevention, and the law

Author: Deirdre Golash
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on both empirical evidence and philosophical literature, this book argues that the harm done by punishing criminal offenders is ultimately morally unjustified. Asserting that punishment inflicts both intended and unintended harms on offenders, Deirdre Golash suggests that crime can be reduced by addressing social problems correlated with high crime rates, such as income inequality and local social  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre Golash
ISBN: 0814731589 9780814731581 0814731848 9780814731840
OCLC Number: 55845841
Description: ix, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An institution in search of moral grounding --
Does punishment do more good than harm? --
Preserving the moral order --
Retribution and social choice --
Punishment as self-defense --
Punishment as communication --
Is punishment justified? --
What if punishment is not justified?
Responsibility: Deirdre Golash.
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Golash addresses the value of punishment in contemporary society.  Read more...

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"A finely reasoned argument on the ills of punishment. . . . An informative and thought provoking read." -New York Law Journal "A book that can spur good discussion and stimulate critical Read more...

 
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