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The Routledge Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics

Edited by: Jonathan Jacobs , Jonathan Jackson

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415708654
eBook ISBN: 9781315885933
Adobe ISBN: 9781134619450

10.4324/9781315885933
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Book description

The enormous financial cost of criminal justice has motivated increased scrutiny and recognition of the need for constructive change, but what of the ethical costs of current practices and policies? Moreover, if we seriously value the principles of liberal democracy then there is no question that the ethics of criminal justice are everybody’s business, concerns for the entire society. The Routledge Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics brings together international scholars to explore the most significant ethical issues throughout their many areas of expertise, anchoring their discussions in the empirical realities of the issues faced rather than applying moral theory at a distance. Contributions from philosophers, legal scholars, criminologists and psychologists bring a fresh and interdisciplinary approach to the field.

The Handbook is divided into three parts:

  • Part I addresses the core issues concerning criminal sanction, the moral and political aspects of the justification of punishment, and the relationship between law and morality.
  • Part II examines criminalization and criminal liability, and the assumptions and attitudes shaping those aspects of contemporary criminal justice.
  • Part III evaluates current policies and practices of criminal procedure, exploring the roles of police, prosecutors, judges, and juries and suggesting directions for revising how criminal justice is achieved.

Throughout, scholars seek pathways for change and suggest new solutions to address the central concerns of criminal justice ethics.

This book is an ideal resource for upper-undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in criminal justice ethics, criminology, and criminal justice theory, and also for students of philosophy interested in punishment, law and society, and law and ethics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The ethics of recidivist premiums Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Last words on retribution Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Crime, morality, and republicanism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Resentment, punitiveness, and forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Eco-justice and the moral fissures of green criminology Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Neurointerventions as criminal rehabilitation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Retributive desert and deterrence Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The ethics of criminalisation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  De-moralising retributivism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Justice, but not as ‘we’ know it Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The moral psychology of penal populism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The retribution heuristic Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Punishment and forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Enabling and constraining police power Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Agency slack and the design of criminal justice institutions Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Mercy and the roles of judges Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The ethics of innovation in criminal justice Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Deliberating racial justice Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Fetishizing the will in juvenile justice policy and practice Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The moral justification for the police use of lethal force Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Ethical perspectives on interrogation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The moral ecology of policing Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Hunting gruffalo with a blunderbuss Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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