Retributivism

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF CRIME & PUNISHMENT IN AMERICA: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA, Wilbur Miller, ed., Sage Reference, 2012

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-55

7 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2012  

Eric D. Blumenson

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: January 21, 2011

Abstract

This encyclopedia entry, which appears in THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF CRIME & PUNISHMENT IN AMERICA: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA (Wilbur Miller, ed., Sage Reference, 2012). describes retributivism as a justificatory theory of punishment, examines fundamental critiques of the theory, and notes a "mixed model" that seeks to combine retributivism with consequentialist justifications for criminal punishment.

Suggested Citation

Blumenson, Eric D., Retributivism (January 21, 2011). THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF CRIME & PUNISHMENT IN AMERICA: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA, Wilbur Miller, ed., Sage Reference, 2012; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-55. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2192102

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