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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dubber on a Genealogy of American Criminal Law

Markus D Dubber (University at Buffalo School of Law) has posted Foundations of State Punishment in Modern Liberal Democracies: Toward a Genealogy of American Criminal Law on SSRN.  Here is the abstract:Dubber_markus
This paper explores the possibility of a theoretical inquiry into the foundations of criminal law that, straddling the line between philosophical speculation and historical search, aims to facilitate, and in fact to enable, the critical analysis of the practice of punishment as an exercise of the law power (Rechtsmacht) of the state.
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