Christopher Bennett (BA Stirling, MA, PhD Sheffield)


What Is This Thing Called Ethics?
(London: Routledge, 2010)

The Apology Ritual: A Philosophical Theory of Punishment
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Journal Articles

"Considering Capital Punishment As A Human Interaction" Criminal Law and Philosophy (2013)

"Precis of the Apology Ritual" and "Reply to Commentators"
Teorema 31 (2012)

"Excuses, Justifications and the Normativity of Expressive Behaviour"
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 32 (2012)

"Expressive Punishment and State Authority"
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 8 (2012)

"State Denunciation of Crime"
Journal of Moral Philosophy
vol. 3, 2006, pp. 288-304

"Autonomy and Conjugal Love: a Reply to Golash"
Res Publica
vol. 12, 2006, 191-201

"Taking the Sincerity Out Of Saying Sorry: Restorative Justice as Ritual"
Journal of Applied Philosophy
vol. 23, 2006, pp. 127-143

“Communities at work? The concept of 'community' in organisational analysis” (with Michael Bennett and Stephen Bennett)
Philosophy of Management
vol. 5, 2005, pp. 31-42

"On the Right to be Punished: Responsibility and the Critique of the Rehabilitative Ideal"
Criminal Justice Matters
vo. 60, 2005, pp. 20-1

"The Limits of Mercy"
vol.17, no.2, 2004, pp. 1-11

"A Problem Case for Public Reason"
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
vol.6, no.3, 2003, pp. 49-68

"Is Amnesty a Collective Act of Forgiveness?"
Contemporary Political Theory
vol.2, no.1, 2003, pp. 67-76

"Personal and Redemptive Forgiveness"
European Journal of Philosophy
vol.11, no.2, 2003, pp. 127-144

"Liberalism, Autonomy and Conjugal Love"
Res Publica
vol. 9, 2003, pp. 285-301

"The Varieties of Retributive Experience"
Philosophical Quarterly
vol.52, no.207, 2002, pp. 145-163

“McTaggart on the Right to be Punished”
Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain
Nos 37/38 (Double Issue), 1998, pp. 85-96

Book Chapters

• “Public Opinion and Democratic Control of Sentencing Policy” in J. Roberts and J. Ryberg (eds), Popular Punishment: On the Normative Significance of Public Opinion for Penal Theory (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2013)

Retributivism: New Directions” in G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburg (eds), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 7 vols (Springer, forthcoming 2013)

"The Expressive Function of Blame" in J. Coates and N. Tognazzini (eds)
Blame: Its Nature and Norms 
(Oxford University Press, 2012)

"Do Multiple and Repeat Offenders Pose a Problem for Retributive Sentencing Theory?" in  C Tamburrini and J. Ryberg, Recidivist Punishments: The Philosopher's View
(Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012)

"Punishment and Rehabilitation"
in J. Ryberg and J. Angelo Corlett (eds), Punishment and Ethics: New Perspectives
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

"'More to Apologise For'": Can We Find A Justification for the Recidivist Premium in a Communicative Theory of Punishment?"
in J. Roberts and A. von Hirsch (ed.), Previous Convictions at Sentencing: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives
(Oxford: Hart, 2010)

"Blame, Guilt and Forgiveness"
in J. Skorupski (ed.), Routledge Companion to Ethics
(London: Routledge, 2009)

"Apology and Reparation in a Multicultural State"
in R. Harrison (ed.), Law and Philosophy
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 459-484

"Satisfying the Needs and Interests of Victims"
in G. Johnstone and D. Van Ness (eds), The Handbook of Restorative Justice
(Cullompton: Willan, 2006), pp. 247-264

Review Articles

"Review of Carla Bagnoli (ed.), Morality and the Emotions," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (online 2013)

"Review of Vera Bergelson, Victims' Rights and Victims' Wrongs"
Criminal Law and Philosophy 6 (2012)

"Actions, Institutions and the Common Good (Review of Seumas Miller, The Moral Foundations of Social Institutions)"
Criminal Justics Ethics 30 (2011)

"Recent Work on Punishment"
Philosophical Books
vol.45, no.4, 2004, pp. 324-334

“Forgiveness and the Claims of Retribution” (extended review of Trudy Govier, Forgiveness and Revenge)
Journal of Moral Philosophy
vol. 1, no. 1, 2004, pp. 89-102

“Punishment, Moral Community and Moral Argument: a Review of R. A. Duff, Punishment, Communication and Community and Matt Matravers, Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion”
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
vol. 4, no. 3, 2001, pp. 101-119