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The problem of punishment

@inproceedings{Boonin2008ThePO,
  title={The problem of punishment},
  author={D. Boonin},
  year={2008}
}
OVERVIEW Legal punishment involves treating those who break the law in ways that it would be wrong to treat those who do not. Even if we assume that those who break the law are responsible for their actions and that the laws they break are just and reasonable, this practice raises a moral problem. How can the fact that a person has broken a just and reasonable law render it morally permissible for the state to treat him in ways that would otherwise be impermissible? How can the line between… Expand
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