ISBN : 9780190888589
In The Will to Punish, Didier Fassin interrogates the philosophical presuppositions of modern punishment. Through his own fieldwork, history and anthropology, Fassin breaks the conceptual links between crime and punishment, showing that states punish without crime, and that the extent of punishment's focus on marginalized communities means that it lies beyond any rational justification.
Introduction Christopher Kutz
Section I: The Will to Punish Didier Fassin
Prologue: A Tale of Two Societies
Chapter 1: What Is Punishment?
Chapter 2: Why Does One Punish?
Chapter 3: Who Gets Punished?
Conclusion: Rethinking Punishment
Section II: Comments
Violence, Poverty, Values and the Will to Punish Bruce Western
Ideal Theory and Historical Complexity Rebecca M. McLennan
Representational Struggles and the Will to Punish David W. Garland
Section III: Reply
What Is a Critique of Punishment? Didier Fassin