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Durham University

Department of Philosophy


Publication details for Professor Thom Brooks

Brooks, Thom (2016). In Defence of Punishment and the Unified Theory of Punishment: A Reply. Criminal Law and Philosophy 10(3): 629-638.

Author(s) from Durham


My book, Punishment, has three aims: to provide the most comprehensive and updated examination of the philosophy of punishment available, to advance a new theory—the unified theory of punishment—as a compelling alternative to available theories and to consider the relation of theory to practice. In his recent review article, Mark Tunick raises several concerns with my analysis. I address each of these concerns and argue they rest largely on misinterpretations which I restate and clarify here.