Journals Higher Education



03 May 2013

584 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199917723

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Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert

Paul H. Robinson

  • Explores why ignoring public opinions about justice can compromise the legitimacy and credibility of the American criminal justice system
  • Explains empirical research that explores how the public's ideas about just desert and proper punishment differs from the criminal courts' approach
  • Looks at how society's views about criminality have changed over time
  • Demonstrates how to use empirical research on lay concepts of justice to change and guide policy and lawmaking