Journals Higher Education



21 March 2012

240 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199644711

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Crime and Punishment

A Concise Moral Critique

Hyman Gross

  • Challenges conventional wisdom on crime and punishment, offering a provocative critique of the morality of punishing criminal wrongdoers
  • Develops a principled position, presenting potential reforms to the criminal justice system
  • Bridges the divide between theory and practice within the arena of criminal justice, presenting philosophical ideas grounded in the real experience of criminal punishment
  • Provides an engaging introduction to thinking philosophically about the morality of punishment, making excellent introductory reading for courses on punishment theory