This book discusses the topic of incapacitation from various angles and perspectives. It explores how theories of justice and objectives of punishment are affected by the new emphasis on incapacitation. It also looks at how criminal justice practice is changing as a consequence of this new emphasis. The book presents an overview of these trends, their consequences and alternatives. While a number of cases are focused on the Netherlands, these are placed within the wider comparative and international context. The volume contains contributions from leading experts in the area including: Jonathan Simon, Daniel Nagin, and Hans-Joerge Albrecht.