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About Thom Brooks

Thom Brooks is Reader in Law at Durham Law School and Associate in Philosophy at Durham University. He previously taught at Newcastle University and he has held visiting appointments at the universities of Oxford, St Andrews and Uppsala. Brooks is an Academician of the Academy of Social Science, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy.
Brooks works on various topics including citizenship, criminal law, global justice, immigration, political justice, public policy and sentencing. His latest book is "Punishment" (2012), named the "Book of the Month" for November 2012 by the European Sociological Association. Its central defence of Brooks's "unified theory of punishment" has been identified as one of the top 100 "Big Ideas for the Future" by the Research Councils UK.


Present Durham University, Durham University
Present Reader in Law, Durham University

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Durham Law School
Durham University
Durham, DH1 3LE
United Kingdom