This chapter presents an authoritative overview of punishment, with particular emphasis on the limits of reason and the virtue of randomization. It includes comments by some of the nation's top legal scholars from the field of criminal law, tackling topics such as the Enlightenment ideal of social engineering through punishment and the role of chance in the administration of criminal justice.
Criminal Law | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Law
Bernard E. Harcourt,
Post-Modern Meditations on Punishment: On the Limits of Reason and the Virtues of Randomization,
Criminal Law Conversations, Paul H. Robinson, Stephen Garvey & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (Eds.), Oxford University Press
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