Understanding Justice 2/E: An introduction to Ideas, Perspectives and Controversies in Modern Penal Therory

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Mar 1, 2003 - Social Science - 218 pages
This revised and updated edition of a highly successful text 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 summarises major philosophical ideas - retribution, rehabilitation, incapacitation - and discusses their strengths and weaknesses.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 Perspectives on punishment
1
the juridical perspective
15
the sociological perspective
93
Part Three Towards justice?
173
Postscript
175
Glossary of key terms
193
Suggestions for further reading
195
References
197
Index
212
Back Cover
219
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Barbara Hudson is Professor at the Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire. She teaches penology on courses in law and criminology, and has researched and written extensively on criminal justice topics. Previously published works include Justice through Punishment: a Critique of the 'Justice' Model of Corrections (1987), Penal Policy and Social Justice (1993), and Racism and Criminology (1993, edited with Dee Cook).

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