This book offers analysis and explanations of new developments in retributivism the philosophical account of punishment that holds that wrongdoers must be punished as a matter of right duty or justice rather than to serve some general social purpose such as deterrence or individual purpose such as rehabilitation of the criminal or the vengeance of the victim. Retributivism essays on theory and policy brings together twelve leading and emerging thinkers for a series of reflections on the nature foundation and application of retributive justice the first eight essays are conceptual and philosophical in nature. Fair use policy account login essays philosophy deterrence or retributivism which theory philosophy essay print reference this published 23rd march 2015 in that the victim feels a sense of involvement justice and fairness retributivism is a backward looking theory on punishment and aims to create a just society by looking to . Retributivism broadly defined as the view that punishment is justified and motivated by considerations of justice rights and desert rather than by personal. Oxford university press 2011 description in retributivism essays on theory and policy professor mark d white and his contributors offer analysis and explanations of new developments in retributivism the philosophical account of punishment that holds that wrongdoers must be punished as a matter of right duty or justice rather than
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