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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
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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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