Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 May 2011

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199752232

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Essays on Theory and Policy

Edited by Mark D. White

  • Describes the relevance of retributivism to current debates over capital punishment, entrapment, excessive sentencing, and the necessity defense
  • Explains how the principled concerns of retributivist justice can be accommodated and compromised in a real-world system of criminal justice by adopting an explicitly political conception of the practice
  • Proposes a rethinking of the philosophical foundations of retributivism, even from seminal retributivist thinkers such as Immanuel Kant and G.W.F. Hegel

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