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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, September 17, 2012

Alexander on Tadros on Self Defense as a Justification for Punishment

AlexanderLarry Alexander (University of San Diego School of Law) has posted Can Self-Defense Justify Punishment? (Law and Philosophy, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This piece is a review essay on Victor Tadros’s The Ends of Harm. Tadros rejects retributive desert but believes punishment can be justified instrumentally without succumbing to the problems of thoroughgoing consequentialism and endorsing using people as means. He believes he can achieve these results through extension of the right of self-defense. I argue that Tadros fails in this endeavor: he has a defective account of the means principle; his rejection of desert leads to gross mismatches of punishment and culpability; and he cannot account for punishment of inchoate crimes.

September 17, 2012 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads

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RankDownloadsPaper Title
1 464 Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Verse 2: A Close Reading with Fourth Amendment Guidance for Cops and Perps 
Caleb E. Mason
Southwestern Law School, 
Date posted to database: August 13, 2012 
2 412 Preventing Sex-Offender Recidivism Through Therapeutic Jurisprudence Approaches and Specialized Community Integration 
Heather CucoloMichael L. Perlin
New York Law School, New York Law School, 
Date posted to database: July 26, 2012 
3 333 Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Verse 2: The Canadian Response to Professor Mason 
Emir Crowne
University of Windsor - Faculty of Law,
Date posted to database: July 13, 2012 
4 328 The Unexonerated: Factually Innocent Defendants Who Plead Guilty 
John H. BlumeRebecca K. Helm
Cornell Law School, Unaffiliated Authors - affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date posted to database: July 11, 2012
5 237 Crime, Weather, and Climate Change 
Matthew Ranson
Abt Associates, Inc., 
Date posted to database: July 18, 2012 (new to top ten)
6 170 Foreign Affairs and Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 
Stephen J. ChoiKevin E. Davis
New York University (NYU) - School of Law, New York University (NYU) - School of Law, 
Date posted to database: July 24, 2012 (new to top ten)
7 163 A Technology-Centered Approach to Quantitative Privacy 
David C. GrayDanielle Keats Citron
University of Maryland-Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law, 
Date posted to database: August 15, 2012 (10th last week)
8 162 The Mandatory Meaning of Miller 
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law, 
Date posted to database: July 19, 2012 
9 158 The International Commission of Inquiry on Libya: A Critical Analysis
Kevin Jon Heller
Melbourne Law School, 
Date posted to database: August 5, 2012 
10 153 Does Corruption Pay in Indonesia? If so, Who are Benefited the Most? 
Rimawan Pradiptyo
Universitas Gadjah Mada, 
Date posted to database: July 16, 2012 (7th last week)


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