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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment

Edited by: Farah Focquaert , Elizabeth Shaw , Bruce N. Waller

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138580626
eBook ISBN: 9780429507212
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429507212
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Philosophers, legal scholars, criminologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists have long asked important questions about punishment: What is its purpose? What theories help us better understand its nature? Is punishment just? Are there effective alternatives to punishment? How can empirical data from the sciences help us better understand punishment? What are the relationships between punishment and our biology, psychology, and social environment?? How is punishment understood and administered differently in different societies? The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment is the first major reference work to address these and other important questions in detail, offering 31 chapters from an international and interdisciplinary team of experts in a single, comprehensive volume. It covers the major theoretical approaches to punishment and its alternatives; emerging research from biology, psychology, and social neuroscience; and important special issues like the side-effects of punishment and solitary confinement, racism and stigmatization, the risk and protective factors for antisocial behavior, and victims' rights and needs.?

The Handbook is conveniently organized into four sections:

I. Theories of Punishment and Contemporary Perspectives

II. Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment

III. Sciences, Prevention, and Punishment

IV. Alternatives to Current Punishment Practices

A volume introduction and a comprehensive index help make The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment essential reading for upper-undergraduate and postgraduate students in disciplines such as philosophy, law, criminology, psychology, and forensic psychiatry, and highly relevant to a variety of other disciplines such as political and social sciences, behavioral and neurosciences, and global ethics. It is also an ideal resource for anyone interested in current theories, research, and programs dealing with the problem of punishment.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Theories of Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Retribution Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Offenders as Citizens Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Hybrid Theories of Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Limiting Retributivism and Individual Prevention Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Contours of a Utilitarian Theory of Punishment in Light of Contemporary Empirical Knowledge about the Attainment of Traditional Sentencing Objectives Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Restorative Justice Movement Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Defamiliarizing Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Retributive Sentiments Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Right To Punish Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Problem of Proportional Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Gap Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Science and the Evolution of American Criminal Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  14:  What Is Wrong with Mass Incarceration? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Punishment, Shaming, and Violence Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Humanizing Prison through Social Neuroscience Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Effects of Prison Crowding on Prison Misconduct and Bullying Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Biosocial Risk Factors for Offending Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Brain Abnormalities Associated with Pedophilia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Current Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience and Criminal Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Behavioral Genetics and Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Prediction, Screening and Early Intervention Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Comparison of Socio-Affective Processing Across Subtypes of Antisocial Psychopathology Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Forensic Mental Health Treatment and Recidivism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Recovery of Persons Labeled “Not Criminally Responsible” Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Punishment and Its Alternatives Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Pre-Trial Detention and the Supplanting of Our Adversarial System Download PDF
Chapter  28:  A Non-Punitive Alternative to Retributive Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Takings Doctrine and the Principle of Legality Download PDF
Chapter  30:  How to Transform a Static Security Prison into a Dynamic Organism for Change and Growth Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Towards a Strengths-based Focus in the Criminal Justice System for Drug-using Offenders Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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