Some Thoughts About Retributivism

@article{Dolinko1991SomeTA,
  title={Some Thoughts About Retributivism},
  author={David Dolinko},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1991},
  volume={101},
  pages={537 - 559}
}
The quotations above illustrate a dramatic change in the regard in which courts and legislators hold the doctrine of retributivism. That doctrine, seemingly rejected by the Supreme Court a century ago, is today the official basis for penal policy in the nation's most populous state and an acceptable basis on which to send convicts to their deaths. This shift on the part of official legal sentiment parallels a shift in the views of philosophers and legal scholars. Fifty years ago a defender of… Expand
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