"Law students, especially, will value this historically informed, multi-disciplinary, and yet cutting-edge anthology on two of the perennial though most problematic questions of criminal law."--John Kleinig, Director of the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
"Why Punish? How Much?
is a brilliantly organized and highly focused collection on punishment purposes, compiled at a time when the discussion of purposes at all levels is sometimes incoherent and often incomplete. I recommend this volume to lawyers, judges and students of criminal law and criminology alike."--Marc L. Miller, Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law
"This is a wonderful selection of historical and contemporary readings that together address all the main themes of punishment theory. The editor's clear and insightful introductions situate the texts and allow readers to make sense of the debates. It will make an ideal textbook for any course on punishment theory"--Matt Matravers, Director of the School of Politics, Economics, & Philosophy, University of York
About the Author
Michael Tonry is Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School, and Senior Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Free University Amsterdam.