Perspectives on the Ethics of Punishment in the United States and India

9th -16th October 2016
A Course under Global Initiative of Academic Networks
Organized by
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, IT Mandi


  • Introduction: an overview of criminal justice system in USA & India
  • What is the nature of our violent and anti-social tendencies?
  • Why do we punish?
  • Who do we punish?
  • How do we punish?
  • Law and Judgment
  • Law and Violence
  • Is there Justice without mercy?
  • Restorative justice
  • Summary & Concluding Remarks