ERIC Number: EJ531941
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Punitive Paradox: Desert and the Compulsion to Punish.
Clear, Todd R.
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, v33 n1 p94-108 Feb 1996
Explores the concept of a "just deserts" justice paradox in which carrying out a deserved penalty breaches the values that undergird the theory of just deserts. Examines whether it might ever be proper, from a desert perspective, to choose not to impose a deserved punishment. (KW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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