The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment – eBook


eBook details

  • Authors: Farah Focquaert, Elizabeth Shaw, Bruce N. Waller
  • File Size: 75 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 428 Pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1138580627, 0429507216, 0367553651, 0429016646
  • ISBN-13: 9781138580626, 9780429507212, 9780367553654, 9780429016646


Philosophers, criminologists, legal scholars, psychiatrists, and psychologists have long asked vital questions about punishment: What is its reason? What theories help us better comprehend its nature? Are there effective alternatives to punishment? Is punishment just? How can empirical data from the sciences help us better understand punishment? What are the connections between punishment and our psychology, biology, and social environment?  How is punishment comprehended and administered differently in various societies?

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment, (PDF) is the first major reference work to address these and other vital questions in detail, providing 31 chapters from an international and interdisciplinary group of experts in a single, comprehensive volume. It includes the major theoretical approaches to punishment and its alternatives; emerging research from psychology, biology, and social neuroscience; and important special issues like the side-effects of punishment and solitary confinement, stigmatization and racism, the risk and protective factors for antisocial behavior, and victims’ needs and rights. The Routledge Handbook is appropriately organized into four sections:

Theories of Punishment and Contemporary Perspectives
Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment
III. Sciences, Prevention, and Punishment

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

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