Apology Ritual, The: A Philosophical Theory of Punishment

Author:   Christopher Bennett (University of Sheffield)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781281775870


Pages:   221
Publication Date:   21 August 2008
Format:   Electronic book text
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Christopher Bennett presents a theory of punishment grounded in the practice of apology, and in particular in reactions such as feeling sorry and making amends. He argues that offenders have a 'right to be punished' - that it is part of taking an offender seriously as a member of a normatively demanding relationship (such as friendship or collegiality or citizenship) that she is subject to retributive attitudes when she violates the demands of that relationship. However, while he claims that punishment and the retributive attitudes are the necessary expression of moral condemnation, his account of these reactions has more in common with restorative justice than traditional retributivism. He argues that the most appropriate way to react to crime is to require the offender to make proportionate amends. His book is a rich and original contribution to the debate over punishment and restorative justice.

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Author:   Christopher Bennett (University of Sheffield)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
ISBN:  

9781281775870


ISBN 10:   1281775878
Pages:   221
Publication Date:   21 August 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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