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Book Review of Michael J. Zimmerman's The Immorality of Punishment

5 Pages Posted: 3 May 2013 Last revised: 11 May 2013

Michelle Madden Dempsey

Villanova University School of Law

Date Written: Spring 2013

Abstract

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

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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

Michelle Madden Dempsey (Contact Author)

Villanova University School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

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