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

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

by William C. Heffernan
     
 

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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

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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:
9780195351583
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2000
Series:
Practical and Professional Ethics Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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