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Article: Poverty, distributive justice, and punishment

TitlePoverty, distributive justice, and punishment
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherUniversity of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.law.uwo.ca/research/the_canadian_journal_of_law_and_jurisprudence/index.html
Citation
Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 2012, v. 25 n. 1, p. 39-52 How to Cite?
AbstractShould poverty be a mitigating factor, if it affects neither the strength of temptations to commit a crime an offender faced nor his mental capacity to refrain from committing the crime? I argue that it should, because of distributive justice. I argue for this conclusion in two steps. First, I argue that we can improve distributive justice by mitigating poor offenders. Second, I argue that there are no strong objections against taking into account considerations of distributive justice in the sentencing process. I also compare my argument with an argument made by Jeffrie Murphy and explain how some objections against Murphy’s argument do not apply against my argument. 'Abstract by Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario'
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164153
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dc.contributor.authorChau, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T07:56:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T07:56:02Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationCanadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 2012, v. 25 n. 1, p. 39-52en_US
dc.identifier.issn0841-8209-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164153-
dc.description.abstractShould poverty be a mitigating factor, if it affects neither the strength of temptations to commit a crime an offender faced nor his mental capacity to refrain from committing the crime? I argue that it should, because of distributive justice. I argue for this conclusion in two steps. First, I argue that we can improve distributive justice by mitigating poor offenders. Second, I argue that there are no strong objections against taking into account considerations of distributive justice in the sentencing process. I also compare my argument with an argument made by Jeffrie Murphy and explain how some objections against Murphy’s argument do not apply against my argument. 'Abstract by Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario'-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.law.uwo.ca/research/the_canadian_journal_of_law_and_jurisprudence/index.html-
dc.relation.ispartofCanadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudenceen_US
dc.titlePoverty, distributive justice, and punishmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChau, P: pscchau@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChau, P=rp01529en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros209990en_US
dc.identifier.volume25en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage39en_US
dc.identifier.epage52en_US
dc.publisher.placeCanada-

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