From Social Justice to Criminal Justice : Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law

From Social Justice to Criminal Justice : Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law

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The economically deprived come into contact with the criminal court system in disproportionate number. This collection of original, interactive essays, written from a variety of ideological perspectives, explores some of the more troubling questions and ethical dilemmas inherent in this situation. The contributors, including well-known legal and political philosophers Philip Pettit, George Fletcher, and Jeremy Waldron, examine issues such as heightened vulnerability, indigent representation, and rotten social background defenses.... City University of New York John Kleinig Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Law and Police Science John Jay ... 29, 224 Model Penal Code, 71, 74-75, 267 modest disabilities and partial excuse, 71 monetary penalties as reservedanbsp;...


Title:From Social Justice to Criminal Justice : Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law
Author: William C. Heffernan Associate Professor of Law John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, City University of New York John Kleinig Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Law and Police Science John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2000-03-27
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