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Klasyfikacja teorii i krytyki kary
Classification of Punishment Theory and Critique

Author(s): Jarosław Utrat-Milecki
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Instytut Profilaktyki Społecznej i Resocjalizacji UW
Keywords: humanist critique of penal practice; imperative punishment theory; instrumental punishment theory; imperative and instrumental punishment theory; penal negationism; penology; punitive populism

Summary/Abstract: The developments in the modern classification of the punishment theory may influence both penological research on punishment and the interpretation of the institutions of substantive criminal law which regulates its implementation. The criteria adopted for a new classification of the penal thinking may be defined as cognitive. The following categories of theories are introduced: imperative, instrumental, imperative and instrumental, penal negationism, humanist critique of penal practices, punitive populism and descriptive theories.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 275-283
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish