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Published: 30 September 2010

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199578443

Bookseller Code (07)

A new practitioner law publication

Penal Abolitionism

Vincenzo Ruggiero

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • The first book to lay out systematically the arguments for abolitionism, combining both the theory and history
  • Critically analyzes the views of leading abolitionism proponents, including Nils Christie, Louk Hulsman, Thomas Mathiesen and Herman Bianchi
  • Discusses the origin, philosophy and achievements of abolitionism
  • Assesses the achievements of specific abolitionist ideas, whilst looking forward to more recent developments concerning terrorism and war

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