Punishment, Compensation, and Law
A Theory of Enforceability
By (author) Mark R. Reiff
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Punishment, Compensation, and Law by Mark R. Reiff
Book DescriptionThis book is the first comprehensive study of the meaning and measure of enforceability. While we have long debated what restraints should govern the conduct of our social life, we have paid relatively little attention to the question of what it means to make a restraint enforceable. Focusing on the enforceability of legal rights but also addressing the enforceability of moral rights and social conventions, Mark Reiff explains how we use punishment and compensation to make restraints operative in the world. After describing the various means by which restraints may be enforced, Reiff explains how the sufficiency of enforcement can be measured, and he presents a unified theory of deterrence, retribution, and compensation that shows how these aspects of enforceability are interconnected. Reiff then applies his theory of enforceability to illuminate a variety of real-world problem situations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521846691
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An explanation of how we use punishment and compensation to make restraints operative in the world.
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