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Beyond Retribution

Brooks, Thom

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Retribution enjoys an unwarranted appeal from the public and its politicians. This is because it is impractical and perhaps even incoherent. This does not mean that we should reject the importance of morality for criminal justice nor should we reject the link between desert and proportionality. Nevertheless, we can reject the way retribution has understood these ideas in defense of a more plausible and compelling alternative.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Sep 30, 2014
Publication Date Sep 30, 2014
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2012
Publicly Available Date Apr 11, 2013
Journal Think
Print ISSN 1477-1756
Electronic ISSN 1755-1196
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 38
Pages 47-50
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/s1477175614000037
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1469829

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