Rationale of Punishment

ISBN-10: 159102627X

ISBN-13: 9781591026273

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeremy Bentham, James T. McHugh

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Through a careful examination and comparison of original manuscripts-plus the 1818 French edition by Eacute;tienne Dumont and the 1830 edition by Richard Smith-McHugh reveals that Dumont and Smith were more than editors and translators. In fact, they were actual contributors to the final product in subtle, yet significant, ways.
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List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Jeremy Bentham was born in London, on February 15, 1748, the son of an attorney. He was admitted to Queen's College, Oxford, at age 12 and graduated in 1763. He had his master's degree by 1766 and passed the bar exam in 1769. An English reformer and political philosopher, Bentham spent his life supporting countless social and political reform measures and trying as well to create a science of human behavior. He advocated a utopian welfare state and designed model cities, prisons, schools, and so on, to achieve that goal. He defined his goal as the objective study and measurement of passions and feelings, pleasures and pains, will and action. The principle of "the greatest happiness of the greatest number," set forth in his Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, governed all of his schemes for the improvement of society, and the philosophy he devised, called utilitarianism, set a model for all subsequent reforms based on scientific principles. Bentham also spoke about complete equality between the sexes, law reform, separation of church and state, the abolition of slavery, and animal rights. Bentham died on June 6, 1832, at the age of 84 at his residence in Queen Square Place in Westminster, London. He had continued to write up to a month before his death, and had made careful preparations for the dissection of his body after death and its preservation as an auto-icon.

Editor's Introduction
A Timely Reassessment
An Overlooked and Underappreciated Treatise
An Indirect Collaboration
The Hedonic Critique and a Utilitarian Theory and "Tone" of Legal Justice
Punishment as an Intrinsic Evil
Proportionality and the Goal of Eliminating the Need for Punishment
Penal Policy and the Ideal Goal of the Ultimate Reduction of All Pain
General Principles
Definitions and Distinctions
Of the Ends of Punishment
Cases Unmeet for Punishment
Expense of Punishment
Measure of Punishment
Of the Properties to Be Given to a Lot of Punishment
Of Analogy between Crimes and Punishments
Of Retaliation
Of Corporal Punishments
Simple Afflictive Punishments
Of Complex Afflictive Punishments
Of Restrictive Punishments-Territorial Confinement
Imprisonment Examined
General Scheme of Imprisonment
Of Other Species of Territorial Confinement-Quasi-Imprisonment-Relegation-Banishment
Of Simply Restrictive Punishments
Of Active or Labourious Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Examined
Of Private Punishments, or Forfeitures
Punishment Analyzed
Of the Punishments Belonging to the Moral Sanction
Forfeiture of Reputation
Of Pecuniary Forfeitures
Forfeiture of Condition
Forfeiture of the Protection of the Law
Of the Proper Seat of Punishment: Or Say, of Mis-Seated Punishment
Naturally Extravasting Punishment-Rules Concerning It
Punishment Apparently, But Not Really Mis-Seated-Civil Responsibility
Mis-Seated Punishment, Varieties of
Vicarious Punishment
Transitive Punishment
Disadvantages of This Mode of Punishment
Collective Punishments
Random Punishment
Cause of the Frequency of Mis-Seated Punishment
Of Complex Punishments
Inconveniences of Complex Punishments
Of Transportation
Panopticon Penitentiary
Of Praemunire
Miscellaneous Topics
Choice of Punishments-Latitude to Be Allowed to the Judges
Of Subsidiary Punishments
Of Surety for Good Conduct
Defeazance of Punishment
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