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Paul H. Robinson, Stephen Garvey, and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199861279

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.001.0001

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Post-Modern Meditations on Punishment

Post-Modern Meditations on Punishment

On the Limits of Reason and the Virtue of Randomization

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(p.163) 8. Post-Modern Meditations on Punishment
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Criminal Law Conversations
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Bernard E. Harcourt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.003.0008

This chapter presents an authoritative overview of punishment, with particular emphasis on the limits of reason and the virtue of randomization. It includes comments by some of the nation's top legal scholars from the field of criminal law, tackling topics such as the Enlightenment ideal of social engineering through punishment and the role of chance in the administration of criminal justice.

Keywords:   punishment, limits of reason, virtue of randomization, criminal law, social engineering, criminal justice

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