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Understanding justice : an introduction to ideas, perspectives, and controversies in modern penal theory

Author: Barbara Hudson
Publisher: Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1996.
Series: Crime and justice (Buckingham, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Understanding justice is one of a series of student textbooks designed to cover the major areas of debate within the fields of criminology, criminal justice and penology. It provides a comprehensive account of the ideas and controversies that have arisen within law, philosophy, sociology and criminology about the punishment of criminals. Written in a clear, accessible style, it summarizes major philosophical ideas  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Hudson
ISBN: 0335196845 9780335196845 0335193293 9780335193295
OCLC Number: 33863462
Description: ix, 178 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Perspectives on punishment --
2. Utilitarian approaches --
3. Retribution --
4. Hybrids, compromises and syntheses --
5. Punishment and progress: the Durkheimian tradition --
6. The political economy of punishment: Marxist approaches --
7. The disciplined society: Foucault and the analysis of penality --
8. The struggle for justice: critical criminology and critical legal studies --
Postscript: Beyond modernity: the fate of justice.
Series Title: Crime and justice (Buckingham, England)
Responsibility: Barbara A. Hudson.

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The sociological perspectives of Durkheim, the Marxists, Foucault and their contemporary followers are analyzed and assessed in this book. Sections are also included on the criminological perspective  Read more...

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"Those who read this excellent book will have a firm foundation on which to debate the subject of punishment and formulate theirown views." - The Criminologist "It is the author's ability to build Read more...

 
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