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Criminology and Public Theology: On Hope, Mercy and Restoration

Andrew Millie


At a time when criminal justice systems appear to be in a permanent state of crisis, in this collection leading scholars from criminology and theology have come together to challenge criminal justice orthodoxy by questioning the dominance of retributive punishment. The book is a timely and unique contribution that considers alternatives which draw on Christian ideas of hope, mercy and restoration, rather than the norms of punishment, pain and retribution. Contributions focus on punishment, although wider criminal justice concerns in policing and probation, as well as mental health and surveill ... More

Keywords: Criminology, Public theology, Criminal justice, Hope, Mercy, Restoration, Retribution, Relationship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529207392
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529207392.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Millie, editor
Edge Hill University

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