Punishment as retribution

@article{Wittman1974PunishmentAR,
  title={Punishment as retribution},
  author={D. Wittman},
  journal={Theory and Decision},
  year={1974},
  volume={4},
  pages={209-237}
}
  • D. Wittman
  • Published 1974
  • Economics
  • Theory and Decision
The article is concerned with punishment as retribution. A number of reasonable assumptions concerning the punishment of criminals as well as the punishment of innocent individuals are made. These assumptions are consistent and from them a comprehensive ‘justice map’ is drawn. Several implications concerning justice are derived and there is an analysis as to where slack in the pursuit of justice is most likely to occur. It is then shown that all of the assumptions and consequently all the… Expand

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