"This book begins with a critical survey of recent trends in penal theory, but goes on to develop an original account (based on Duff's earlier Trials and Punishments) of criminal punishment as a mode of moral communication, aimed at inducing repentance, reform, and reconciliation through reparation - an account that undercuts the traditional controversies between consequentialist and retributivist penal theories, and that shows how abolitionist concerns can properly be met by a system of communicative punishments."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-239) and index.
- Dewey Decimal: 364.6
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xx, 245 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition Info: (alk. paper)
- Punishment -- Philosophy
- Criminal justice, Administration of -- Philosophy
- Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Philosophy
- Community -- Philosophy
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