This course examines the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of criminal law through an examination of the classic and modern debates about punishment. Key concepts such as deterrence, rehabilitation, incapacitation, retribution and denunciation are critically examined. Topics include strict discipline, privatization of prisons, conditional sentences, aboriginal sentencing circles and the New Zealand Family Group Conference.


Anti-requisite: LAW 6786P - The Theory and Practice of Punishment

NCA equivalence:


Terms Offered

Fall 24

Video conference available

Course Section: A

3.0 credits

Fall 26

3.0 credits

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