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Criminal Justice in America: Constitutionalization Without Foundation


Markus D. Dubber


University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

March 16, 2012


Abstract:     
Criminal justice in America lacks foundation in three senses: historical, political, and substantive. The U.S. Constitution will continue to fail to place meaningful limits on American penal power without a radical reconceptualization of the challenge of state punishment in a modern democracy, i.e., ultimately as a fundamental question of political legitimacy. This paper explores the prospects for a constitutionalization of American criminal law, with some comparative glances at developments in other countries, notably Canada and Germany.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

Keywords: criminal law, constitutional law, comparative law, legal theory

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30

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Date posted: March 18, 2012  

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Dubber, Markus D., Criminal Justice in America: Constitutionalization Without Foundation (March 16, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2024942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2024942

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78 and 84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
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