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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Husak on Preventive Detention as Punishment

Douglas Husak

Douglas Husak (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy) has posted Lifting the Cloak: Preventive Detention as Punishment (San Diego Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 1173, Fall 2011) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: 

I propose that the most promising means to defend preventive detention is to construe it as punishment for crime. I respond to conceptual and normative reasons to believe that my proposal is unsound.

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