Beyond the Death Penalty
Reflections on Punishment
This book contains a selection of papers that were presented during the multidisciplinary conference ‘Beyond the Death Penalty: Reflections on Punishment’, organised by the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights. The event marked the 150th anniversary of the de facto abolition of the death penalty in the Netherlands.
As the title suggests, the scope of this volume moves beyond the death penalty. After a first cluster of chapters with a strong focus on capital punishment, an intriguing mixture of topics in relation to punishment is presented, including chapters on the populist context of contemporary crime control, reconciliation and rehabilitation, prison life, and efficiency and effectiveness.
The aim of the conference was to reflect on punishment from a variety of angles and, additionally, to give some food for thought to the contemporary debate on crime and punishment. Undoubtedly, this book will have the same impact on its readers. It will match the interest of many academics, including legal scholars, criminologists, penologists, legal philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, and historians.
|Type of product||Book|
|EAN / ISSN||9781780680606|
|Series name||Maastricht Series in Human Rights|
|Number of pages||xiv + 326 p.|
|Access to exercice||No|
|Publication Date||Apr 17, 2012|
|Available on Jurisquare||No|
|Available on Strada Belgique||No|
|Available on Strada Europe||No|
|Available on Strada Luxembourg||No|
- Table of Contents
- Chapter I. General Introduction
- PART 1. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND
- Chapter II. Whatever Happened to the Death Penalty?
- Chapter III. The Abolition of the Death Penalty in the Netherlands
- Chapter IV. The Long and Peculiar History Without the Death Penalty in Finland
- Chapter V. Imprisonment as an Alternative to the Death Penalty. Historical Observations Complementary to an Emerging Discussion
- Chapter VI. Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty Based on International Obligations of a State
- PART 2. PUNISHMENT IN A POPULIST CONTEXT
- Chapter VII. Crime and Punishment in a Populist Context
- Chapter VIII. Too Readily Dismissed? A Victimological Perspective on Penal Populism
- Chapter IX. A ‘Natural Right’ to Revenge?
- Chapter X. Lay Participation in the Dutch Criminal Procedure Will Not Result in Higher Public Satisfaction
- Chapter XI. Eye to Eye with the Dutch Anti-Social Behaviour Agenda
- Chapter XII. Sex with a Child Robot. Psychological, Ethical and Legal Arguments
- PART 3. RECONCILIATION AND REHABILITATION
- Chapter XIII. Crime and Punishment: Reflections on (Capital) Punishment from a Religious Perspective
- Chapter XIV. The South African Model of Transitional Justice: Revenge or Reconciliation?
- Chapter XV. Criminal Records and Judicial Rehabilitation in the Netherlands
- PART 4. PRISON LIFE
- Chapter XVI. Life Without Parole
- Chapter XVII. Working as a Prison Officer: To Be Human is To Be Emotional
- Chapter XVIII. Health care in Detention in the Netherlands: Dilemmas and Decisions
- PART 5. EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS
- Chapter XIX. The Efficiency of Solving Criminal Conflict through Negotiation
- Chapter XX. Recidivism in the Netherlands: Dutch Research on the Effectiveness of Penal Interventions
- About the Authors