The following sections will present a brief overview of theories of justice that have underpinned the development of the institutions and administration of justice in modern Western societies. It will begin with an examination of the general political–philosophical ideas and concepts in the area of justice in the modern era. It will then examine the perspectives of punishment, which are linked to these philosophical theories.
Leonard, L. and Kenny, P. (2010), "Chapter 2 The theories of justice", Leonard, L. and Kenny, P. (Ed.) Sustainable Justice and the Community (Advances in Ecopolitics, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 35-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2041-806X(2010)0000006005Download as .RIS
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