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Author Skotnicki, Andrew, author

Title Conversion and the rehabilitation of the penal system : a theological rereading of criminal justice / Andrew Skotnicki
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 192 pages)
Contents The state of penal ideology and penal affairs -- It is wrong to punish anyone for any reason -- Conversion as inclusion -- What is wrong with rehabilitation? -- How conversion can rehabilitate the penal system
Summary "The millions of men and women locked up in jails and prisons do not need to be punished, nor should they be punished. Neither should they be treated as objects whose suffering is used to deter others from committing crimes; nor should they be forced to enter programs whose goal is rehabilitation. It is the prison, not prisoners, that needs to be rehabilitated because it has lost touch with the only morally and practically sound justification for confinement: creating the conditions for the detainee to remove the shackles of alienation and violence through the process of conversion wherein the heart's natural humility and compassion are progressively expanded"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 29, 2019)
Subject Christianity and justice
Criminals -- Rehabilitation
Imprisonment -- Moral and ethical aspects
Imprisonment -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Christianity and justice.
Criminals -- Rehabilitation.
Imprisonment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Imprisonment -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018039916
ISBN 0190880848
9780190880842 (electronic book)
9780190880859 (electronic publication)
9780190880866 (electronic book)