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COMPETING CONCEPTIONS OF MODERN DESERT: VENGEFUL, DEONTOLOGICAL, AND EMPIRICAL

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 March 2008

Paul H. Robinson
Affiliation:
Colin S. Diver Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
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The dispute over the role desert should play, if any, in assessing criminal liability and punishment has a long and turbulent history. “Deserved punishment” - referred to variously as desert, just punishment, retributive punishment, or simply “doing justice” - has moved to center stage in the UK and is on its way in the US, both in academic debate and in real world institutions.

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Copyright © Cambridge Law Journal and Contributors 2008

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