I'm delighted to announce the delayed US launch of my new monograph, Punishment (found here on Amazon.com).
Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers.
Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling?
Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are
addressed in this highly engaging guide.
Punishment is a critical introduction to the philosophy of
punishment, offering a new and refreshing approach that will benefit readers of
all backgrounds and interests. The first critical guide to examine all leading
contemporary theories of punishment, this book explores – among others – the
communicative theory of punishment, restorative justice, and the unified theory
of punishment. Thom Brooks examines several case studies in detail, including
capital punishment, juvenile offending, and domestic abuse. Punishment
highlights the problems and prospects of different approaches in order to
argue for a more pluralistic and compelling perspective that is novel and