5 Pages Posted: 3 May 2013 Last revised: 11 May 2013
Date Written: Spring 2013
This short essay reviews Michael Zimmerman’s recent book, in which he argues that legal punishment lacks moral justification. While sympathetic to Zimmerman’s project, the essay critiques the account of moral responsibility that underpins Zimmerman’s argument.
Keywords: Legal philosophy, criminal law, law and society, jurisprudence, crime, punishment
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Dempsey, Michelle Madden, Book Review of Michael J. Zimmerman's The Immorality of Punishment (Spring 2013). Law and Philosophy, Vol. 32, p. 333, 2013; Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3033. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2259875