Penal Coercion in Contexts of Social Injustice

Criminal Law and Philosophy 5 (1):21-38 (2011)
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This article addresses the theoretical difficulty of justifying the use of penal coercion in circumstances of marked, unjustified social inequality. The intuitive belief behind the text is that in such a context—that of an indecent State—justifying penal coercion becomes very problematic, particularly when directed against the most disfavored members of society
Keywords Criminal Justice  Social Justice  Inequality  Punishment  Fundamental rights  Democracy
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