From Social Justice to Criminal Justice: Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law / Edition 1

From Social Justice to Criminal Justice: Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law / Edition 1

by William C. Heffernan
     
 

The economically deprived come into contact with the criminal court system in disproportionate number. This collection of original, interactive essays, written from a variety of ideological perspectives, explores some of the more troubling questions and ethical dilemmas inherent in this situation. The contributors, including well-known legal and political

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The economically deprived come into contact with the criminal court system in disproportionate number. This collection of original, interactive essays, written from a variety of ideological perspectives, explores some of the more troubling questions and ethical dilemmas inherent in this situation. The contributors, including well-known legal and political philosophers Philip Pettit, George Fletcher, and Jeremy Waldron, examine issues such as heightened vulnerability, indigent representation, and rotten social background defenses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195129854
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Practical and Professional Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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