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1st Edition

Correctional Ethics

Edited By

John Kleinig

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ISBN 9780754624318
Published February 9, 2006 by Routledge
618 Pages

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Book Description

Correctional Ethics gathers the most prominent contributions to this burgeoning field, ranging from the philosophy of punishment through to ethical appraisals of incarceration, the professional responsibilities of prison personnel, and formative work in restorative justice. In addition, it provides an annotated research agenda to help shape the development of a comprehensive correctional ethic. For those working in correctional ethics, this collection provides an essential resource.

Table of Contents

Contents: Series preface. Wrongdoing, Crime and Punishment: Prolegomenon to the principles of punishment, H.L.A. Hart; Persons and punishment, Herbert Morris; Marxism and retribution, Jeffrie G. Murphy; The moral education theory of punishment, Jean Hampton; Justice, civilization and the death penalty: answering van den Haag, Jeffrey H. Reiman; Civil disqualifications attending a conviction: a suggested conceptual framework, Andrew von Hirsch, Martin Wasik. Punishment and Imprisonment: Imprisonment, Anthony O'Hear; Retribution and incarceration, Richard L. Lippke. The Restorative Challenge and Challenges in Restoration: Reason for emotion: reinventing justice with theories, innovations and research, Lawrence W. Sherman; New wine and old wineskins: four challenges of restorative justice, Daniel W. van Ness; Restoration and retribution, Antony Duff; Prosecuting violence: a colloquy on race, community and justice, Richard Delgado; Conditions of successful reintegration ceremonies: dealing with juvenile offenders, John Braithwaite and Stephen Mugford; Setting standards for restorative justice, John Braithwaite. Correctional Policy: Prison reform amid the ruins of prisoners' rights, James B. Jacobs; Cell out: renting out the responsibility for the criminally confined, Jess Maghan; The hardness of hard treatment, John Kleinig; Penal 'austerity': the doctrine of less eligibility reborn?, Richard Sparks; The virtuous prison: toward a restorative rehabilitation, Francis T. Cullen, Jody L. Sundt and John F. Wozniak; The correction officer subculture and organizational change, David Duffee . Correctional Ethics as Professional Ethics: Appreciative inquiry and relationships in prison, Alison Leibling, David Price and Charles Elliott; Health care in the corrections setting: and ethical analysis, Kenneth Kipnis; Brokering correctional health care, John Kleinig; Management-staff relations: issues in leadership, ethics, and values, Kevin N. Wright; The ethical dilemmas of corrections managers; confronting practical and political complexity, Michael Jacobson; Name index.

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John Kleinig is Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, USA and also at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Australia.


'This volume is a useful resource for those involved in correctional practice, policy-making, and research, as well as academics, students of criminology and criminal justice and those interested in applied ethics and the issues relating to crime and justice more generally.' Margarita Zernova, lecturer in criminology, University of Hull