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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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Remorse, Apology, and Mercy

Remorse, Apology, and Mercy

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(p.184) (p.185) 9. Remorse, Apology, and Mercy
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Criminal Law Conversations
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Jeffrie G. Murphy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.003.0009

This chapter presents an authoritative overview of the nature of remorse and its role in decisions to grant legal mercy, along with the relationship between remorse and apology. It includes comments by some of the nation's top legal scholars from the field of criminal law, tackling topics such as invasions of conscience and faked apologies, the dynamics of remorse, insincere and involuntary public apologies, and the social meaning of apology.

Keywords:   remorse, legal mercy, apology, criminal law, conscience, faked apologies, public apologies

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