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The Resource Sentencing in time, Linda Ross Meyer

Sentencing in time, Linda Ross Meyer

Label
Sentencing in time
Title
Sentencing in time
Statement of responsibility
Linda Ross Meyer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Exactly how is it we think the ends of justice are accomplished by means of sentencing a convict to a term in prison? How do we relate a quantitative measure of time--months and years--to the objectives of deterring crime, punishing wrongdoers, and accomplishing a quality of justice for those touched by a criminal act? Linda Meyer investigates these questions, examining the disconnect between our two basic modes of thinking about time--chronologically (seconds, minutes, hours), or phenomenologically (observing, taking note of, or being aware of the passing of time). Meyer asks whether--in overlooking the irreconcilability of these two modes of thinking about time--we are failing to accomplish anything near to the ends we believe the criminal justice system is designed to serve. Drawing on work in philosophy, legal theory, jurisprudence, and the history of penology, Meyer explores how, rather than condemning prisoners to an experience of time bereft of meaning, we might instead make the experience of incarceration constructively meaningful--and thus better aligned with social objectives of deterring crime, reforming offenders, and restoring justice."--Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
AMH
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1962-
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Meyer, Linda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Public works
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  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Prison sentences
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prison sentences
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • United States
Label
Sentencing in time, Linda Ross Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The phenomenological fallacy : out of sight, out of time -- The cosmological fallacy : time is a thing with quantity -- Doing x amount of time for x amount of crime -- Is meaninglessness itself a kind of justified punishment? -- Bad time and good time -- Alternative : "serving" a sentence : sentencing as service -- Objections and responses -- Appendix: Supreme Court decisions of note: In re: Medley ; Ruiz v. Texas (dissent of Justice Breyer) ; Ewing v. California ; Brown v. Plata ; Pepper v. United States ; Miller v. Alabama
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9781943208081
Lccn
2017953612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002218770
Label
Sentencing in time, Linda Ross Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The phenomenological fallacy : out of sight, out of time -- The cosmological fallacy : time is a thing with quantity -- Doing x amount of time for x amount of crime -- Is meaninglessness itself a kind of justified punishment? -- Bad time and good time -- Alternative : "serving" a sentence : sentencing as service -- Objections and responses -- Appendix: Supreme Court decisions of note: In re: Medley ; Ruiz v. Texas (dissent of Justice Breyer) ; Ewing v. California ; Brown v. Plata ; Pepper v. United States ; Miller v. Alabama
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9781943208081
Lccn
2017953612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002218770

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