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

Author: Barbara A Hudson
Publisher: Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, cop. 2003.
Series: Crime and justice (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Offers an account of the ideas and controversies that have arisen within law, philosophy, sociology and criminology about the punishment of criminals. This book summarises major philosophical ideas -  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Hudson
ISBN: 0335210368 9780335210367 0335210376 9780335210374
OCLC Number: 492130993
Description: 1 volume (ix, 218 pages) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series forewordAcknowledgementsPerspectives on punishmentPart one: The goals of punishment: the juridical perspectiveUtilitarian approachesRetributionHybrids, compromises and synthesesRestorative justicediversion, compromise or replacement discoursePart two: Punishment and modernity: the sociological perspectivePunishment and progressthe Durkheimian traditionThe political economy of punishmentMarxist approachesThe disciplined societyFoucault and the analysis of penaltyUnderstanding contemporary penaltyPart three: Towards justice?The struggle for justicecritical criminology and critical legal studiesPostscriptbeyond modernity: the fate of justiceGlossaryFurther readingReferencesIndex.
Series Title: Crime and justice (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Barbara A. Hudson.
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