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Penal Censure


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An important study of censure in penal theory with contributions from leading experts.

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Introduction Antje du Bois-Pedain and Anthony E Bottoms PART I CENSURE: MAPPING THE CONCEPTUAL TERRITORY 1. The Architecture of Censure John Kleinig 2. Censure, Sanction and the Moral Psychology of Resentment and Punitiveness Jonathan Jacobs 3. Reflective Censure: Punishment and Human Development Liat Levanon 4. How Should We Argue for a Censure Theory of Punishment? Christopher Bennett PART II CENSURE AND JUST DESERTS REVISITED: ISSUES FOR DESERT THEORY 5. Censure and Hard Treatment in the General Justification for Punishment: A Reconceptualisation of Desert-oriented Penal Theory Andreas von Hirsch 6. Deserved Censure, Hard Treatment and Penal Restraint Andrew Ashworth 7. Penal Censure, Repentance and Desistance Anthony E Bottoms 8. The Evolution of Retributive Punishment: From Static Desert to Responsive Penal Censure Julian V Roberts and Netanel Dagan 9. Dealing with Potential Terrorists within a Censure-based Model of Sentencing Alessandro Corda PART III CENSURE, DESERT AND THE JURISPRUDENCE OF PUNISHMENT 10. Rootless Desert and Unanchored Censure Matt Matravers 11. The Role of Victims' Rights in Punishment Theory Tatjana Hoernle 12. Penal Desert and the Passage of Time Antje du Bois-Pedain 13. Censure, Dialogue and Reconciliation Rob Canton 14. Fairness, Equality, Proportionality and Parsimony: Towards a Comprehensive Jurisprudence of Just Punishment Michael Tonry

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Antje du Bois-Pedain is Reader in Criminal Law and Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Anthony E Bottoms is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge and Life Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.


Indirectly but firmly, the articles in this collection are, in fact, a challenging tribute to the extensive work of von Hirsch... These fourteen articles, especially through the volume's extensive footnoting and helpful indexing, also offer a comprehensive guide to, and impression of, the relevant literature and topics that have shaped the interaction of censure and desert over the past fifty years. And, lastly, these articles consistently offer suggestions for those un- or inadequately-addressed but relevant matters that await future treatment. -- Russ Immarigeon * Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books *

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