While philosophers almost all agree that punishment is at least sometimes justifiable, they offer various accounts of how it is to be justified as well as what the infliction of punishment is designed to protect – rights, personal autonomy and private property, a political constitution, or the democratic process, for instance.
Forensic research & criminology international journal the philosophy of punishment: a study to the history of classical and positive schools of penology. The punishment deserved is the punishment authorized under a fair penalty schedule no other conception of deserved punishment can be defended the perennial lure of an illusory independent criterion for desert, founded ultimately on intuition, as well as of utilitarian calculations, must be resisted.
The philosophy of punishment is a part of the criminal justice culture and society many people have strong views on punishment, which influence the behaviors and decision of criminal administrators, politicians, and officers. Governments have several theories to support the use of punishment to maintain order in society theories of punishment can be divided into two general philosophies: utilitarian and retributive the utilitarian theory of punishment seeks to punish offenders to discourage, or deter, future.
Punishment punishment involves the deliberate infliction of suffering on a supposed or actual offender for an offense such as a moral or legal transgression.
Peter karl koritansky, assistant professor of history, philosophy, and religious studies at the university of prince edward island, is the author of thomas aquinas and the philosophy of punishment he lives in charlottetown, prince edward island, canada. There are five punishment philosophies used in the criminal justice system, deterrence, rehabilitation, incapacitation, retribution, and restoration (meyer & grant, 2003) the goal of each philosophy is to prevent criminal offenses from occurring the first philosophy is deterrence, this philosophy. Theories of punishment can be divided into two general philosophies: utilitarian and retributive the utilitarian theory of punishment seeks to punish offenders to discourage, or deter, future wrongdoing.