Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy

Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy

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In Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy, Professor Mark D. White and his contributors offer analysis and explanations of new developments in retributivism, the philosophical account of punishment that holds that wrongdoers must be punished as a matter of right, duty, or justice, rather than to serve some general social purpose. The contemporary debate over retributivist punishment has become particularly vibrant in recent years, focusing increasingly on its political and economic as well as its philosophical aspects, and also on its practical ramifications in addition to theoretical implications. The twelve chapters in this book, written by leading legal scholars and philosophers, cover the various justifications and conceptions of retributivism, its philosophical foundations (often questioning conventional understandings), and how retributivism informs actual criminal justice procedures and practices.Unlike the ones previously surveyed, this argument is a sound retributivist argument against capital punishment. McDermotta#39;s and Nathansona#39;s opposition to capital punish- ment did not stem from a concern over the genuine desert of thoseanbsp;...


Title:Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy
Author: Mark D. White
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-03-28
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