Does private law punish? This collection answers this complex but compelling question. Lawyers from across the spectrum of the law (contract, tort, restitution) explore exactly how it punishes wrong doing. These leading voices ask whether that punishment is effective and what its societal role might be. Taking the discussion out of the technical and into a broader realms of a wider purpose, it is both compelling and thought-provoking.
Elise Bant, Wayne Courtney, James Goudkamp and Jeannie Paterson eds, Punishment and Private Law (Hart Studies in Private Law). Hart Publishing, 15 July 2021, hardcover, 352pp. ISBN-10: 1509939156. ISBN-13: 978-1509939152.