Remorse and criminal justice: multi-disciplinary perspectives

Steven Tudor (Editor), Richard Weisman (Editor), Michael Proeve (Editor), Kate Rossmanith (Editor)

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Remorse is one of the most powerful and transformative emotions we can experience. It is a particularly important emotion within criminal justice systems around the world. Whether or not a criminal offender experiences and displays remorse can profoundly shape, formally and informally, how they are treated by the criminal justice system. It can also have an important effect on victims and the community more broadly.

Once a relatively neglected topic, remorse and its place in criminal justice have received renewed attention from scholars across various disciplines over the last ten years. This edited collection showcases work from among the best scholars currently working in this area. Contributors are drawn from a variety of academic disciplines: law, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and criminology. The chapters present current thinking about the nature and place of remorse in the context of criminal justice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages314
ISBN (Electronic)9780429001062
ISBN (Print)9780367028763, 9781032104768
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameNew Advances in Crime and Social Harm


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