The Practice of Punishment

Author: Wesley Cragg
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0203406826
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Cragg combines the findings of contemporary studies, reports and papers focusing on crime, punishment and penal practice with philosophical argument and thereby constructs a radical theory of restorative justice.

The Practice of Punishment

Author: Wesley Cragg
Publisher: London : Routledge
ISBN: 041504149X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
"This study focuses on the practice of punishment, as it is inflicted by the state. The author's first-hand experience with penal reform, combined with philosophical reflection, has led him to develop a theory of punishment that identifies the principles of sentencing and corrections on which modern correctional systems should be built." "This new theory of punishment is built on the view that the central function of law is to reduce the need to use force in the resolution of disputes. Professor Cragg argues that the proper role of sentencing and sentence administration is to sustain public confidence in the capacity of the law to fulfil[sic] that function. Sentencing and corrections should therefore be guided by principles of restorative justice. He points out that, although punishment may be an inevitable concomitant of law enforcement in general and sentencing in particular, inflicting punishment is not a legitimate objective of criminal justice. The strength and appeal of this account are that it moves well beyond the boundaries of conventional discussions. It examines punishment within the framework of policing and adjudication, analyses the relation between punishment and sentencing, and provides a basis for evaluating correctional practices and such developments as electronic monitoring." "The Practice of Punishment will be of great interest to all those concerned with traditional theory and justifications of punishment, those concerned with the theory and practice of policing, criminal justice scholars and lawyers, the judiciary, and all those involved in the study or practice of sentencing and corrections."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Restorative Justice

Author: Eugene McLaughlin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942092
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Restorative Justice brings together key international writings that trace the development of restorative justice from its diverse beginnings to current global policies and practices.

Restorative Justice

Author: Heather Strang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351965301
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
The astonishing development of restorative justice practice over the past decade has inspired creative new thinking about the philosophy of punishment and principles of justice. Many of the questions raised in this book – such as the relationship between restorative and retributive justice and the values and processes which should guide restorative practice – are the subject of intense debates. With contributions from many of the most distinguished scholars in the field, this book analyzes the gap between philosophy and practice and the need for practice to be more informed by philosophy. This volume is a milestone in the development of those underlying principles which will direct the progress of restorative justice in the future.