Historical and contemporary philosophical writings on punishment.
Bringing together classic and contemporary texts, this collection considers general philosophical concepts about and justifications for punishment, along with particular issues such as the death penalty and possible alternatives to punishment. New to the second edition are sections on prison labor, solitary confinement, and issues relating to the punishment of people of color, women, and the poor. Drawing from philosophy, law, literature, and activism, Gertrude Ezorsky provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the philosophical issues underlying and growing out of punishment.
Gertrude Ezorsky is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, City University of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her books include Moral Rights in the Workplace, also published by SUNY Press.