A Relational Critique
Punishment, Responsibility and Justice is about punishment, responsibility and criminal justice. Building on the author's previous work, it examines the Kantian retributive basis of the criminal law and explores an alternative relational or dialectical approach. The latter serves as the basis for a critique of perennial problems in criminal justice thinking. The book examines the work of modern theorists like Antony Duff, George Fletcher and Michael Moore, and central legal issues relating to offence and defence in the 'general part'. It contrasts the law's model of individual fault with one in which responsibility is shared between agents and their communities.