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Much Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment

@article{Butler2007MuchRT,
  title={Much Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment},
  author={Paul D. Butler},
  journal={Stanford Law Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={56},
  pages={983-1016}
}
  • P. Butler
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Stanford Law Review
This Article imagines the institution of punishment in the hip-hop nation. Hip-hop can be used to inform a theory of punishment that is coherent, enhances public safety, and treats every human being with respect. As a top-selling genre of music in the United States, hip-hop already has had a significant social impact. Now, in a remarkable moment in American history, popular music is weighing the costs and benefits of punishment. In a Rawlsian sense, members of the hip-hop nation are best… Expand
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