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Friday, May 10, 2013

Dempsey on Zimmerman's Immorality of Punishment

Dempsey michelleMichelle Madden Dempsey (Villanova University School of Law) has posted Book Review of Michael J. Zimmerman's The Immorality of Punishment (Law and Philosophy, Vol. 32, p. 333, 2013) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This short essay reviews Michael Zimmerman’s recent book, in which he argues that legal punishment lacks moral justification. While sympathetic to Zimmerman’s project, the essay critiques the account of moral responsibility that underpins Zimmerman’s argument.

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