on 17 July 2011
The first thing I should point out about this book is that this is a text exploring the philosophy of criminal law - this is not a legal textbook, so if you are looking for an explanation of the law itself, this is not the book for you. If, however, you are interested in issues such as the justification of punishment, and rationales behind sentencing theory, I would strongly recommend this title. The book contains a collection of readings on the philosophy of criminal law, as well as insightful commentary from the editors. This is a comprehensive and interesting book, and I would strongly recommend it both to those studying the philosophy of criminal law, and those with an interest in the subject, as this is a book which is both in depth and accessible to all.