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PHL 449

Philosophy of Punishment

How might goals of the criminal justice system, including the maintenance of public order and the protection of safety come into conflict with demands of justice that punishment should be only for the guilty and proportionate? What should be done to remedy the conflict? This course critically examines developments in philosophical thinking about conceptual foundations of punishment, focusing on theories of deterrence, retributivism, and restorative justice. Readings include classic and contemporary works by philosophers.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

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Philosophy