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Why punish?

Author: Nigel Walker
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Series: OPUS.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining justifications for punishment, this book reviews the classical utilitarian approach as well as the modern retributive theory. The author covers the realities of sentencing together with  Read more...

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Walker, Nigel.
Why punish?
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)666179679
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Walker
ISBN: 0192892193 9780192892195 019219240X 9780192192400
OCLC Number: 22911509
Notes: "OPUS."
Description: xiv, 168 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Justifying sentences. 1. Utilitarian aims. Deterring others --
Educating or satisfying others --
Elimination and incapacitation --
Correction. 2. Moral objections. Human sacrifice? --
The sacrosanct personality. 3. Retributivism. Blaming and excusing --
Justifying retribution --
A rule-explanation? --
The negative principle --
Commensurability and proportionality --
Unintended punishment --
Repentance, reparation, forgiveness, and mercy --
4. Attempts to compromise. Jigsaw, eclectic, and hybrid compromises --
Humanitarian limits --
Why compromise?
Series Title: OPUS.
Responsibility: Nigel Walker.
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