Theories of Justice and Punishment



This unit introduces students to contemporary theories of punishment. To do this, punishment needs to be seen in the broader context of economical, political, social, historical and cultural changes. Starting from an international perspective, it explains the mechanisms that have influenced penal policies over the last decades.The unit enables students, on a theoretical and an empirical level, to critically examine to what extent macro and meso analyses are able to explain convergences and divergences in penal practices.
Course period1/09/16 → …
Course levelPostgraduate coursework
Course formatUnit