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From the Publisher"Law without Justice is the best-written book on criminal justice I have read in years. The erudition that went into its creation is immense. Many lament departures from deserved punishment. Robinson and Cahill do more: they reveal just how deliberate these deviations are, and exactly what can be done to right the scales of justice."
—John Monahan, Doherty Professor of Law, University of Virginia
"Paul H. Robinson and Michael T. Cahill expertly confront departures from justice and the resulting harm to the legal system's credibility...The inspired result blends erudite analysis and expedient recommendations for reform."—New York Law Journal
"This book is a must-read for thoughtful legislators and all the rest of us who seek justice for persons charged with crime—proportional punishment of the guilty, and exculpation of the morally blameless. The authors demonstrate, with remarkable lucidity, how and why the criminal law sometimes deliberately sacrifices justice for other goals, and they provide thoughtful, controversial, and often persuasive, suggestions on how we can redesign our legal system to give people their just deserts."
—Joshua Dressler, Frank R. Strong Chair in Law, The Ohio State University
"Law without Justice is a compelling account of how the American criminal justice system fails to give offenders their just deserts in a number of different contexts. From the refusal to allow partial exoneration for defenses like mistake of law and insanity to the practical limitations on detecting and prosecuting offenders, Cahill and Robinson demonstrate through vivid discussions of actual cases the many areas where criminal sentencing fails to do justice. This book is a wonderful marriage of theoretical reflection and lessons drawn from practice."
—Claire Finkelstein, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School