Friday, February 07, 2014

New review of "Punishment"

. . . by Andrew Cornford for Rutger's Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books can be found here. An excerpt:

"Thom Brooks’ Punishment is a rare thing: a book about a complex and important topic that is both of interest for experts and accessible to non-experts. In large part, the book is as described in its blurb: ‘a critical introduction to the philosophy of punishment’. Yet it is also more than a mere introductory text. Punishment presents Brooks’ own contribution to the debates that he introduces: his ambitious ‘unified theory’ of punishment, which advocates ‘punitive restoration’ as a response to violations of rights. For those already working in this field, Brooks’ defence of his novel theory will be the most interesting aspect of Punishment."

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