Justifying Imprisonment as Punishment

Behan, Cormac and Stark, Abigail orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5693-0771 (2023) Justifying Imprisonment as Punishment. In: Prisons and Imprisonment. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 31-50. ISBN 978-3-031-09301-2

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-09301-2_3


This chapter will explore: why it is necessary to justify punishment and imprisonment; the different philosophical rationales that have been used to justify punishment; the challenges associated with particular philosophical rationales; and the ways different penal philosophies are evident and fulfilled (or not) in the use of imprisonment.

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