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Strict Liability, Justice, and Proportionality *

Douglas Husak

in The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585038
eISBN:
9780191723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585038.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter tries to identify whether and under what conditions strict liability in the penal law is morally objectionable or unobjectionable. It argues that liability without fault for one or more ... More


The Death Penalty After the Restoration of Centralized Review: An Empirical Study of Capital Sentencing

Moulin Xiong

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Based on data collected from eight courts in five provinces, this chapter shows that China’s use of the death penalty was mainly limited to violent crimes and drug offenses in practice. In addition, ... More


Testimony of Kemba Smith before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: March 3, 2006

Rickie Solinger, Paula C. Johnson, Martha L. Raimon, Tina Reynolds, and Ruby C. Tapia

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0069
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The testimony of Kemba Smith, who had never handled, used, or sold any drugs when she was sentenced as a first-time non-violent drug offender to almost twenty-five years in prison, defines the ... More


Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System

Rebecca Tiger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784068
eISBN:
9780814759417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784068.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The number of people incarcerated in the United States now exceeds 2.3 million, due in part to the increasing criminalization of drug use: over 25 percent of people incarcerated in jails and prisons ... More


The End of the Rozelle Era

Michael Oriard

in Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807871560
eISBN:
9781469604992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899656_oriard.6
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter examines various damages caused to the NFL and the resignation of Pete Rozelle in 1989. It discusses Bill Walsh's West Coast Offense which revolutionized defensive play. The media played ... More


Racial Disparities in Databanking of DNA Profiles

Michael T. Risher

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter outlines the development of the use of DNA databanks in the criminal justice system. It examines how various steps in the criminal justice system create and magnify racial disparities, ... More


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