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The Case Against Punishment
Author: Deirdre Golash

ISBN: 9780814731581
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 17 December 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 2.54 x 15.88 x 22.86
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View the Table of Contents . Read the Chapter One . "A book that can spur good discussion and stimulate critical thinking." --Law and Politics Book Review "A finely reasoned argument on the ills of punishment. . . . An informative and thought provoking read." --New York Law Journal "Philosophers of law too often assume that criminal punishment is of course justified and then argue over exactly what is the best justification for the practice--utilitarian deterrence, retribution, moral education, etc. It is important that this shared assumption be challenged and that serious consideration be given to the possibility that criminal punishment may not be justified at all. Although Professor Golash has by no means persuaded me that all criminal punishment should be totally abolished, her book is to be welcomed as an attempt to provoke serious reflection on this basic issue." --Jeffrie G. Murphy, Regents' Professor of Law, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University "A work of sweeping vision and profound insight. Punishment, Golash demonstrates convincingly, is wrong in itself and counterproductive as well. That her ...

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