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Rights and wrongs : rethinking the foundations of criminal justice / William C. Heffernan.

Author/Creator:
Heffernan, William C., 1946- author.
Publication:
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] , © 2019
Series:
Critical criminological perspectives
Critical criminological perspectives
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 149 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Criminal law -- Philosophy.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Criminal law -- Philosophy.
Summary:
This book seeks to explain why the concept of justice is critical to the study of criminal justice. Heffernan makes such a case by treating state-sponsored punishment as the defining feature of criminal justice. In particular, this work accounts for the state's role as a surrogate for victims of wrongdoing--and so makes it possible to integrate victimology scholarship into its justice-based framework. In arguing that punishment may be imposed only for wrongdoing, the book proposes a criterion for repudiating the legal paternalism that informs drug-possession laws. 'Rethinking the Foundations of Criminal Justice' outlines steps for taming the state's power to punish offenders; in particular, it draws on restorative justice research to outline possibilities for a penology that emphasizes offenders' humanity. Through its examination of equality issues, the book integrates recent work on the social justice/criminal justice connection into the scholarly literature on punishment, and so will particularly appeal to those interested in criminal justice theory.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9783030127817
3030127818
9783030127824 (PDF ebook)
OCLC:
1099824445
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