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Punishment : the supposed justifications

Author: Ted Honderich
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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A study of the rights and wrongs of judicial punishment. The book asks whether the primary impulse to punish comes from the desire for revenge, and whether this primal desire has been truly  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Honderich
ISBN: 0745607756 9780745607757
OCLC Number: 22732921
Notes: This ed. originally published: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1976. - Previous ed.: London : Hutchinson, 1969.
Includes index.
Description: 248 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the new edition 1. Problem 2. Retribution 3. Deterrence 4. Reform 5. Freedom 6. Compromises 7. Liberty and Punishment Postscript: The New Retributivism and Political Philosophy Index.
Responsibility: Ted Honderich.

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