A Reader on Punishment
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Reader on Punishment by R. A. Duff
Book DescriptionWhy we punish, who we punish and how we punish are central elements of any discussion of the role of law in modern society. In this impressive and timely collection, two leading experts on the theory of punishment have selected a range of articles which have made important and influential contributions to the ways in which punishment is understood in contemporary society. The collection is introduced by a lengthy and original discussion of the key concepts of punishment, and each article is prefaced by a short introduction setting out the issues to be discussed. Throughout the book the aim of the editors is to demonstrate how complex the concept of punishment is, and to illustrate how an understanding of punishment is vitally important for students of law and society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198763536
(219mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The second book in the Criminalization series examines the structures of criminal law - the internal structure of the law itself; the place of criminal law within the larger structure of law; and the relationships between legal structures and social and political structures.
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