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Foundations of State Punishment in Modern Liberal Democracies: Toward a Genealogy of American Criminal Law

Markus D Dubber

in Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559152
eISBN:
9780191725265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559152.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on how we should conceive of the inquiry into the foundations of criminal law, whether legal, philosophical, historical, genealogical, or political. It argues that we cannot hope ... More


Current Law’s Deference to Lay Judgments of Justice

Paul H. Robinson

in Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917723
eISBN:
9780199332854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917723.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses how current American criminal law often quietly defers to lay judgments of justice. It first considers three sorts of rules common in modern criminal codes that reflect a ... More


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