Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 September 2018

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198744290

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The Dual Penal State

The Crisis of Criminal Law in Comparative-Historical Perspective

Markus D. Dubber

  • Sheds new light on the legitimacy crisis of contemporary criminal law in the "dual penal state"
  • Explores the deep historical roots of the "penal paradox" of state punishment in liberal polities
  • Employs a systemic comparative approach focused on the US and Germany as paradigmatic common-law and civil-law countries