Respect for persons and the harsh punishment of criminals

@inproceedings{Kershnar2004RespectFP,
  title={Respect for persons and the harsh punishment of criminals},
  author={Stephen Kershnar},
  year={2004}
}
In this paper, I explore whether harsh treatment fails to respect the criminal as a person. I focus on the most extreme treatment because if such treatment can satisfy the duty to respect a criminal as a person then less extreme cases (e.g., incarceration, fines, shaming practices) can also do so. I begin by filling out the notion of a duty to respect a person. Here I set out an account of autonomy and then show that it grounds the duty to respect a person. Next, I use this account of the duty… CONTINUE READING