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

Author: Deirdre Golash
Publisher: New York [u.a.] New York University Press ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Golash addresses the value of punishment in contemporary society.

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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: 834805281
Description: IX, 219 S 24 cm
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgments1 An Institution in Search of Moral Grounding2 Does Punishment Do More Good than Harm?3 Preserving the Moral Order4 Retribution and Social Choice5 Punishment as Self-Defense6 Punishment as Communication7 Is Punishment Justi?ed? 8 What if Punishment Is Not Justi?ed?NotesBibliographyIndex About the Author
Responsibility: Deirdre Golash
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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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