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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A Criminal Law for Citizens
Author(s): Duff, R A
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Keywords: citizenship
criminal law
penal parsimony
Criminal law
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Date Deposited: 17-Jun-2011
Citation: Duff RA (2010) A Criminal Law for Citizens. Theoretical Criminology, 14 (3), pp. 293-309.;
Abstract: Rather than appealing to penal parsimony as a constraint on the otherwise insatiable demands of the criminal justice system, we should develop a positive account of the proper aims of criminal law which shows parsimony, or moderation, to be integral to those aims. We can do this by developing a republican conception of criminal law as a law that citizens impose on themselves: such a law will be modest in its scope, and will provide a criminal process of trial and punishment that addresses those subjected to it with the respect due to them as citizens.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1362480610369784
Rights: Published in Theoretical Criminology. Copyright © 2011 by SAGE Publications.; The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Theoretical Criminology, 14/3, 2010, © SAGE Publications, Inc., 2010 by SAGE Publications, Inc. at the Theoretical Criminology page: on SAGE Journals Online:

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