Sistare, Christine T. (ed.)
Social Control and Coercion
Year of Publication: 1996
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1996. X, 230 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-2803-1 hardback (Hardcover)
Weight: 0.490 kg, 1.080 lbs
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Punishment: Social Control and Coercion is a collection of essays which address the history, present meaning, and prospective implications of legal punishment at the millennium. The authors draw on expertise in various fields including philosophy, psychology, semiotics, sociology, criminology, feminist theory, and law. The essays range in focus from discussion of justificatory theories to normative analyses of specific problems in penal practice to postmodern critiques of both theory and practice. The insights provided and questions raised in these timely essays are of particular interest in light of current debates about increasing reliance on penal responses to social concerns.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editor: Christine T. Sistare is an associate professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics at Muhlenberg College. She specializes in philosophy of law and ethics and has published extensively in responsibility theory. In her book, Responsibility and Criminal Liability, and in recent articles on omissions, she explores fundamental issues of agent responsibility and their connection with concrete moral and legal controversies. She also has published in the areas of feminist ethics and social philosophy.
The Contributors: Christine Sistare, Deirdre Golash, David O. Friedrichs, Lawrence Hass, Bruce A. Arrigo, Lyle V. Anderson, J. Ralph Lindgren, Rosemarie Tong, Joan Callahan, W. Richard Janikowski.
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General Editor: Roberta Kevelson