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Article: Duff on the Legitimacy of Punishment of Socially Deprived Offenders

TitleDuff on the Legitimacy of Punishment of Socially Deprived Offenders
Authors
KeywordsBlame
Punishment
Social justice
Standing
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Citation
Criminal Law And Philosophy, 2012, v. 6 n. 2, p. 247-254 How to Cite?
AbstractDuff offered an argument for the conclusion that just or legitimate punishment of socially deprived offenders in our unjust society is impossible. One of the claims in his argument is that our courts have the standing to blame an offender only if our polity has the right to do so since our courts are acting as the representatives of, or to use the exact phrases by Duff, "in the name of", or "on behalf of", the whole polity. In this paper I will challenge that claim. I will argue that the courts can be seen as acting, not on behalf of the whole polity, but only on behalf of a subset of its citizens, namely, the just citizens (i. e. the citizens who cannot be seen to have wronged the deprived offenders). © 2012 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147103
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.208
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dc.date.accessioned2012-05-25T07:50:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-25T07:50:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCriminal Law And Philosophy, 2012, v. 6 n. 2, p. 247-254en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1871-9791en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147103-
dc.description.abstractDuff offered an argument for the conclusion that just or legitimate punishment of socially deprived offenders in our unjust society is impossible. One of the claims in his argument is that our courts have the standing to blame an offender only if our polity has the right to do so since our courts are acting as the representatives of, or to use the exact phrases by Duff, "in the name of", or "on behalf of", the whole polity. In this paper I will challenge that claim. I will argue that the courts can be seen as acting, not on behalf of the whole polity, but only on behalf of a subset of its citizens, namely, the just citizens (i. e. the citizens who cannot be seen to have wronged the deprived offenders). © 2012 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCriminal Law and Philosophyen_HK
dc.rightsThe Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectBlameen_HK
dc.subjectPunishmenten_HK
dc.subjectSocial justiceen_HK
dc.subjectStandingen_HK
dc.titleDuff on the Legitimacy of Punishment of Socially Deprived Offendersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://www.springerlink.com/link-out/?id=2104&code=Y28XP713K16K170P&MUD=MPen_US
dc.identifier.emailChau, P:pscchau@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChau, P=rp01529en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11572-012-9144-2en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume6en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage247en_HK
dc.identifier.epage254en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1871-9805en_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 25 May 2012en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChau, P=36661983000en_HK
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