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The Resource The limits of blame : rethinking punishment and responsibility, Erin I. Kelly

The limits of blame : rethinking punishment and responsibility, Erin I. Kelly

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The limits of blame : rethinking punishment and responsibility
Title
The limits of blame
Title remainder
rethinking punishment and responsibility
Statement of responsibility
Erin I. Kelly
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Faith in the power and righteousness of retribution has taken over the American criminal justice system. Approaching punishment and responsibility from a philosophical perspective, Limits of Blame takes issue with a criminal justice system that aligns legal criteria of guilt with moral criteria of blameworthiness. Many incarcerated people do not meet the criteria of blameworthiness, even when they are guilty of crimes. The author underscores the problems of exaggerating what criminal guilt indicates, particularly when it is tied to the illusion that we know how long and in what ways criminals should suffer. Our practice of assigning blame has gone beyond a pragmatic need for protection and a moral need to repudiate harmful acts publicly. It represents a desire for retribution that normalizes excessive punishment. Kelly proposes that we abandon our culture of blame and aim at reducing serious crime rather than imposing retribution. Were we to refocus our perspective to fit the relevant moral circumstances and legal criteria, we could endorse a humane, appropriately limited, and more productive approach to criminal justice"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Erin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Retribution
  • Punishment
  • Criminal liability
  • Punishment
  • United States
Label
The limits of blame : rethinking punishment and responsibility, Erin I. Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780674980778
Lccn
2018014686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028603120
Label
The limits of blame : rethinking punishment and responsibility, Erin I. Kelly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780674980778
Lccn
2018014686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028603120

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