Law as punishment/law as regulation / edited by Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey. - Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, 2011. - 1 online resource (185 pages) - JSTOR eBooks Amherst series in law, jurisprudence, and social thought . - Amherst series in law, jurisprudence, and social thought. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

On the blurred boundaries of punishment and regulation / Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas and Martha Merrill Umphrey -- Regulatory and legal aspects of penality / Markus D. Dubber -- Rights within the social contract : Rousseau on punishment / Corey Brettschneider -- Collateral consequences and the perils of categorical ambiguity / Alec C. Ewald -- In the prison of the mind : punishment, social order, and self-regulation / Susanna Lee -- Stop and frisk : sex, torture, control / Paul Butler.

Law depends on various modes of classification. How an act or a person is classified may be crucial in determining the rights obtained, the procedures employed, and what understandings get attached to the act or person. Critiques of law often reveal how arbitrary its classificatory acts are, but no one doubts their power and consequence. This book considers the problem of law's physical control of persons and the ways in which this control illuminates competing visions of the law: as both a tool of regulation and an instrument of coercion or punishment.

9780804782111 0804782113

22573/ctvqrnxf2 JSTOR

Criminal law--Philosophy.
Punishment--United States.
Criminal law--Philosophy.--United States

K5103 / .L369 2011