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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CPHL 449</span>

CPHL 449 Philosophy of Punishment


Certificate and Degree Credit
Arts Program Area


Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $611.02* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


What is the meaning of legal punishment? Why should we punish criminals (including natural and artificial persons, individuals and collectives)? In what ways should they be punished? How important is proportionality of punishment? How significant are expected consequences of punishment? This course critically examines developments in philosophical thinking about the conceptual foundations of punishment, focusing on theories of deterrence, retributivism, and restorative justice. Readings are comprised of classic and contemporary works by philosophers.

Fall 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2017.
Winter 2018
Enrolment for Winter 2018 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday & Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 25 Jun 2018-13 Aug 2018

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