Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion

Synopsis

'Brave and original' -Robert Sugden, Times Higher Education Supplement'Matravers is a careful critic of the various justifications of punishment' -MillenniumThis book aims to answer the question: 'why, and by what right,do some people punish others?' With his groundbreaking new theory, the author argues that the justification of punishment must be embedded in a larger political and moral theory. The author uses the problem of punishment to undermine contemporary accounts of justice.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Matt Matravers
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2000