Source: (2004) Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. 18: 303-309.

This article consists of a foreword by Diarmuid O'Scannlain, a circuit judge in the United States Court of Appeals, to this issue of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. The issue presents papers from a wide-ranging symposium on criminal punishment, the topics spanning moral and philosophical theories of criminal liability to empirical analysis of deterrence and recidivism. Some of the specific papers, among others, cover Biblical perspectives on guilt and shame and punishment, Aquinas on capital punishment, white collar crime, morals legislation, juvenile offenders and criminal justice systems, and restorative justice. In his foreword, O'Scannlain sketches key ideas from the various papers.