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Apology Ritual A Philosophical Theory of Punishment

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ISBN-10: 0521880726

ISBN-13: 9780521880725

Edition: 2008

Authors: Christopher Bennett

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Justifying Punishment
The problem of punishment and the restorative alternative
Some retributivist themes
Responding to Wrongdoing
Responsibility, reactive attitudes and the right to be punished
Non-retributive dialogue
The cycle of blame and apology
The Apology Ritual
Restorative justice and state condemnation of crime
Institutional blame and apology
The Apology Ritual and its rivals