John Braithwaite and Philip Pettit

in Not Just Deserts

Published in print October 1992 | ISBN: 9780198240563
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680205 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks


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This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to develop a theory of criminal justice that does not impel us to think about harmful conduct in terms of crime and punishment. It provides a brief summary of the state of the art in criminal justice scholarship. It discusses the resurgence of retributivism and the importance of debate. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: criminal justice; crime; punishment; retributivism; debate

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Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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