State Punishment: Political Principles and Community Values

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Routledge, Jan 1, 1988 - Social Science - 222 pages
"State Punishment" presents a new approach to the question of the moral justification of punishment by the state. Nicola Lacey focuses on the theory of punishment in the context of other political questions such as the nature of political obligation and the function and scope of criminal law. Arguing that no convincing set of justifying reasons has so far been produced, Lacey puts forward a theory of punishments which places the values of the community at its center.

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Nicola Lacey is Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science and an Adjunct Professor at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra.

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