Popular punishment : on the normative significance of public opinion /

"Should public opinion determine--or even influence--sentencing policy and practice? Should the punishment of criminal offenders reflect what the public regards as appropriate? These deceptively simple questions conceal complex theoretical and methodological challenges to the administration of...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Ryberg, Jesper, Roberts, Julian V.
Format: Book
Published: Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Series:Studies in penal theory and philosophy
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : exploring the normative significance of public opinion for state punishment / Jesper Ryberg & Julian V. Roberts
  • Penal theory, moral intuitions, and public opinion / Jesper Ryberg
  • Proportionality theory and popular opinion / Matt Matravers
  • The proper role of community in determining criminal liability and punishment / Paul H. Robinson
  • Proportionality in sentencing : the need to factor in community experience, not public opinion / Mirko Bagaric
  • Penal theory and popular opinion : the deficiencies of direct engagement / Jan W. de Keijser
  • Why should we care what the public thinks? A critical assessment of the claims of popular punishment / Frej K. Thomsen
  • Public opinion and democratic control of sentencing policy / Christopher Bennett
  • Criminal prosecutors : experts or elected officials? / Richard L. Lippke
  • Stakeholder sentencing / Thom Brooks
  • Repellent institutions and the absentee public : grounding opinion in responsibility for punishment / Albert W. Dzur
  • Clarifying the significance of public opinion for sentencing policy and practice / Julian V. Roberts