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Philosophical Criminology$
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Andrew Millie

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323709

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323709.001.0001

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(p.33) Three Morality
Philosophical Criminology

Andrew Millie

Policy Press

This chapter demonstrates that there is much crossover between moral philosophy ad criminology. The day-to-day interests within criminology are linked with ideas and notions to do with morality, whether to criminalise, how to police, how to punish, limitations of social control and how to side with the powerless. These are all questions which revolve around ideas of morality. This chapter discusses different philosophical traditions such as virtues and consequences and deontological notions of duty and rules. Then a historic association between utilitarian thinking and criminology is noted, concluding by considering the Golden Rule and Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative.

Keywords:   morality, utilitarian thinking, Immanuel Kant, Golden Rule, social control, categorical imperative

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