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The Apology Ritual
A Philosophical Theory of Punishment

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  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521174008

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  • Christopher Bennett presents a theory of punishment grounded in the practice of apology, and in particular in reactions such as feeling sorry and making amends. He argues that offenders have a 'right to be punished' - that it is part of taking an offender seriously as a member of a normatively demanding relationship (such as friendship or collegiality or citizenship) that she is subject to retributive attitudes when she violates the demands of that relationship. However, while he claims that punishment and the retributive attitudes are the necessary expression of moral condemnation, his account of these reactions has more in common with restorative justice than traditional retributivism. He argues that the most appropriate way to react to crime is to require the offender to make proportionate amends. His book is a rich and intriguing contribution to the debate over punishment and restorative justice.

    • A philosophically sophisticated book which presents an intriguing take on the Restorative Justice debate
    • Complex material is clearly explained through the use of intuitive examples
    • A clearly structured book which allows readers to follow the overall development of the argument
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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521174008
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Justifying Punishment: Introduction: a different perspective on criminal justice
    1. The problem of punishment and the restorative alternative
    2. Some retributivist themes
    Part II. Responding to Wrongdoing:
    3. Responsibility, reactive attitudes and the right to be punished
    4. Non-retributive dialogue
    5. The cycle of blame and apology
    Part III. The Apology Ritual:
    6. Restorative justice and state condemnation of crime
    7. Institutional blame and apology
    8. The apology ritual and its rivals
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    Christopher Bennett, University of Sheffield

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