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An 'opportunistic interpretation' of Bentham's panopticon writings

Gombert, Karolina; An 'opportunistic interpretation' of Bentham's panopticon writings. Journal of Bentham Studies , 16 pp. 1-16. 10.14324/111.2045-757X.004. Gold open access


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In line with Bentham, who states that no one deserves punishment, not even the offender, this article argues for the development goal of criminal justice systems genuinely to achieve ‘justice’ for the greatest good of society and the offender. To this end, this article offers an ‘opportunistic interpretation’ of Bentham’s Panopticon writings.

Type: Article
Title: An 'opportunistic interpretation' of Bentham's panopticon writings
Open access status: An open access publication
DOI: 10.14324/111.2045-757X.004
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/111.2045-757X.004
Additional information: © Karolina Gombert. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. Under the terms of this licence, you are allowed to copy and distribute this work, but must give the original author credit. You not use this work for commercial purposes, nor alter or transform this work, without prior permission from the author. To view a full copy of this licence, visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View.
Keywords: Jeremy Bentham, panopticon, punishment, penal reform, philosophy, justice, developing countries, prisons
UCL classification: ?? SH1 ??
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1418624
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