Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy ; 93.
"One of the most important problems faced by the United States is addressing ;its broken criminal justice system. This collection of essays offers a thorough examination of incarceration as a form of punishment. In addition to focusing on the philosophical aspects related to punishment, the volume';s diverse group of contributors provides additional background in criminology, economics, law, and sociology to help contextualize the philosophical issues. The first group of essays addresses whether or not our current institutions connected with punishment and incarceration are justified in a liberal society. The next set of chapters explores the negative effects of incarceration as a form of punishment, including its impact on children and families. The volume then describes how we arrived at our current situation in the United States, focusing on questions related to how we view prisons and prisoners, policing for profit, and the motivations of prosecutors in trying to secure convictions. Finally, Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration examines specific policy alternatives that might offer solutions to our current approach to punishment and incarceration."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction: Why Do We Punish? / CHRIS W. SURPRENANT chapter 1 The Problem of Punishment JOHN HASNAS chapter 2 Unconscionable Punishment / MICHAEL HUEMER chapter 3 The Coproduction of Justice / NATHAN GOODMAN chapter 4 The Certainty of Punishment and the Proportionality of Incarceration / CHRIS BARKER chapter 5 Imprisonment and the Right to Freedom of Movement / ROBERT C. HUGHES chapter 6 Are There Expressive Constraints on Incarceration? / BILL WRINGE chapter 7 Punishment, Restitution, and Incarceration / DAVID BOONIN chapter 8 Communicative Theories of Punishment and the Impact of Apology / EDDY NAHMIAS chapter 9 A Reparative Approach to Parole-Release Decisions / KRISTEN BELL chapter 10 Restorative Justice in High Schools: A Roadmap to Transforming Prisons / JOHANNA C. LUTTRELL chapter 11 Reforming Youth Incarceration in the United States / CARA H. DRINAN chapter 12 Policing for "Profit": The Political Economy of Private Prisons and Asset Forfeiture / ABIGAIL R. HALL chapter 13 Why Paternalists and Social Welfarists Should Oppose Criminal Drug Laws / ANDREW COHEN chapter 14 The Need for Prosecutorial Guidelines / JOHN F. PFAFF chapter 15 Prison Tunnel Vision / JOSH DOHMEN chapter 16 Exile as an Alternative to Incarceration / BRIANA MCGINNIS chapter 17 Corporal Punishment as an Alternative to Incarceration / JASON BRENNAN chapter 18 The Potentials and Limitations of De-Incarceration / DANIEL J. D'AMICO.