An Expressive Theory of Punishment

  • Bill¬†Wringe

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy book series (PASEPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Paradigmatic Case

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Non-Paradigmatic Punishments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Bill Wringe
      Pages 91-110
    3. Bill Wringe
      Pages 111-130
    4. Bill Wringe
      Pages 131-153
    5. Bill Wringe
      Pages 154-177
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 178-188

About this book


This book argues that punishment's function is to communicate a message about an offenders' wrongdoing to society at large. It discusses both 'paradigmatic' cases of punishment, where a state punishes its own citizens, and non-paradigmatic cases such as the punishment of corporations and the punishment of war criminals by international tribunals.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bill¬†Wringe
    • 1
  1. 1.Bilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55340-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35712-0
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