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Description - Punishment by Dr. Thom Brooks

Punishment is an area of increasing importance and concern to both citizens and politicians. How do we decide what should be classified as a crime? How do we decide when someone is responsible for a crime? What should we do with criminals? These are the main questions this introductory textbook on the philosophy of punishment discusses. This is not only the first textbook to examine all major perspectives on punishment (including restorative justice, expressivist theories, and others for the first time), it also looks at several case studies (capital punishment, juvenile offenders, domestic abuse, and sexual crimes) and how these theories grapple with them. Punishment is aimed at those approaching the topic for the first time, although is also appropriate for those already working in the field. In addition to further readings offered in each chapter, there is an extensive bibliography at the conclusion, listing all the major works in the field which itself may be a valuable resource to beginners and more advanced readers alike. Punishment is an ideal starting point for undergraduate students of Law, Criminology, and Philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415431828
ISBN-10: 0415431824
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. Thom Brooks

Dr Thom Brooks is Lecturer in Political Thought at the University of Newcastle and Founding Editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy (2003-present). He is editor of Rousseau and Law, Locke and Law, co-editor of The Legacy of John Rawls and author of nearly forty articles in journals such as Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain; History of Political Thought; International Journal of Philosophical Studies; Journal of Applied Philosophy; Journal of Social Philosophy; Philosophy; Ratio; Res Publica; Rutgers Law Record; Utilitas; and many others.

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