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Crime and punishment : a concise moral critique

Author: Hyman Gross; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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Presenting an engaging critique of current criminal justice practice in the UK and USA, this book introduces central questions of criminal law theory. It develops a forceful argument that the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hyman Gross; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199644711 0199644713 9780198738091 0198738099
OCLC Number: 1003039144
Description: XV, [3], 219, [1] s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface ; Introduction ; 1. Crime and Impunity ; 2. Sufficiently Good Reason ; 3. Taking Human Rights Seriously ; 4. Crimes as Pretexts for Improvement ; 5. Crimes as Demands for a Remedy ; 6. Punishment and Injustice ; 7. Crime, Harm, and Moral Wrong ; 8. Criminal Conduct and Its Culpability ; 9. More About Culpability ; 10. Psychoculpability ; 11. Persons and Choices ; 12. Consoling Fictions ; 13. Guilt and Convictability ; 14. The Decline of Punishment ; Postscript: Reconceiving Response to Crime ; Notes ; Some Further References
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...his arguments are thought-provoking and worthwhile. * Eric A. Johnson, Notre Dame Philosophical Review *

 
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