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An expressive theory of punishment, Bill Wringe (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)

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An expressive theory of punishment
Title
An expressive theory of punishment
Statement of responsibility
Bill Wringe (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
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Language
eng
Summary
In An Expressive Theory of Punishment, Wringe argues for a 'denunciatory' theory of punishment on which the function of punishment is to communicate a message about an offender's wrongdoing to society at large. He starts by developing an account of the 'paradigmatic' case of punishment, where a state punishes one of its own citizens, and then extends the account to cover various non-paradigmatic cases, such as the punishment of corporations, the punishment of war criminals by international tribunals, and the punishment of states. Wringe argues that an account of this sort undermines a number of recent arguments which suggest that the institution of punishment is unjustifiable. He also examines practical consequences of his views, arguing, for example, that the practice of perp walks constitutes a form of unjustifiable pre-trial punishment, and claiming that there are at least some conceivable ways of punishing states that might be morally acceptable. -- Back cover
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EQO
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1970-
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Wringe, Bill
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in ethics and public policy
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  • Punishment
  • Punishment
  • Punishment
Label
An expressive theory of punishment, Bill Wringe (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-183) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Punishment : some questions philosophers ask -- Punishment, harsh treatment, and suffering -- Punishment as expression : who? what? to whom? -- Expression, publicity, and harsh treatment -- Perp walks as punishment -- Punishing war crimes -- Punishing corporations -- Punishing states
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 188 pages
Isbn
9781137357113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933425471
Label
An expressive theory of punishment, Bill Wringe (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Punishment : some questions philosophers ask -- Punishment, harsh treatment, and suffering -- Punishment as expression : who? what? to whom? -- Expression, publicity, and harsh treatment -- Perp walks as punishment -- Punishing war crimes -- Punishing corporations -- Punishing states
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 188 pages
Isbn
9781137357113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933425471

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