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  1. Jesper Ryberg (forthcoming). Punishing Adolescents—On Immaturity and Diminished Responsibility. Neuroethics:1-10.
    Should an adolescent offender be punished more leniently than an adult offender? Many theorists believe the answer to be in the affirmative. According to the diminished culpability model, adolescents are less mature than adults and, therefore, less responsible for their wrongdoings and should consequently be punished less harshly. This article concerns the first part of the model: the relation between immaturity and diminished responsibility. It is argued that this relation faces three normative challenges which do not allow for easy answers (...)
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  2. Jesper Ryberg & Thomas S. Petersen (forthcoming). Surgical Castration, Coercion and Ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics:2013-101508.
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  3. Jesper Ryberg (2014). Neuroscience and Criminal Justice: Introduction. Journal of Ethics 18 (2):77-80.
    This special issue of The Journal of Ethics is devoted to ethical considerations of the use of neuroscience in the criminal justice system. In this introduction, an overview is provided of the different topics dealt with in the volume.
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  4. Jesper Ryberg (2014). When Should Neuroimaging Be Applied in the Criminal Court? On Ideal Comparison and the Shortcomings of Retributivism. Journal of Ethics 18 (2):81-99.
    When does neuroimaging constitute a sufficiently developed technology to be put into use in the work of determining whether or not a defendant is guilty of crime? This question constitutes the starting point of the present paper. First, it is suggested that an overall answer is provided by what is referred to as the “ideal comparative view.” Secondly, it is—on the ground of this view—argued that the answer as to whether neuroimaging technology should be applied presupposes penal theoretical considerations. Thirdly, (...)
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  5. Jesper Ryberg (2013). Is Coercive Treatment of Offenders Morally Acceptable? On the Deficiency of the Debate. Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-13.
    Is it morally acceptable to instigate criminal offenders to participate in rehabilitative treatment by offering treatment in return for early release from prison? Some theorists have supported such treatment schemes by pointing to the beneficial consequences that follow from the treatment. Others have suggested that the schemes are unacceptably coercive, which implies that consent becomes an illusion. This paper argues that the discussion—with clear parallels to debates of other healthcare treatment offers in medical ethics—has adopted a too narrow focus. By (...)
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  6. Jesper Ryberg (2013). Retributivism and Resources. Utilitas 25 (1):66-79.
    A traditional overall distinction between the various versions of retributive theories of punishment is that between positive and negative retributivism. This article addresses the question of what positive retributivism implies for a society in which the state has many other types of obligation (e.g. obligations to provide its citizens with some degree of health care, education, protection, etc.). Several approaches to this question are considered. It is argued that the resource priority question constitutes a genuine and widely ignored challenge for (...)
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  7. Jesper Ryberg & Thomas S. Petersen (2013). Neurotechnological Behavioural Treatment of Criminal Offenders—A Comment on Bomann-Larsen. Neuroethics 6 (1):79-83.
    Whether it is morally acceptable to offer rehabilitation by CNS-intervention to criminals as a condition for early release constitutes an important neuroethical question. Bomann-Larsen has recently suggested that such interventions are unacceptable if the offered treatment is not narrowly targeted at the behaviour for which the criminal is convicted. In this article it is argued that Bomann-Larsen’s analysis of the morality of offers does not provide a solid base for this conclusion and that, even if the analysis is assumed to (...)
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  8. Jesper Ryberg (2012). Future Generations. In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  9. Jesper Ryberg (2012). Punishment, Pharmacological Treatment, and Early Release. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (2):231-244.
    Recent studies have shown that pharmacological treatment may have an impact on aggressive and impulsive behavior. Assuming that these results are correct, would it be morally acceptable to instigate violent criminals to accept pharmacological rehabilitation by offering this treatment in return for early release from prison? This paper examines three different reasons for being skeptical with regard to this sort of practice. The first reason concerns the acceptability of the treatment itself. The second reason concerns the ethical legitimacy of making (...)
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  10. Jesper Ryberg (2012). Restitutionism. Social Theory and Practice 38 (2):279-301.
    According to the restitutionist view on justice, criminals should compensate their victims for the losses they have suffered as the result of crime. The discussion amongst proponents and critics of restitutionism has, to a large extent, focused on the question as to whether the theory is capable of dealing with many of the complicated challenges that arise within a criminal justice system. However, in this paper it is suggested that the restitutionist theory of justice should be rejected from the very (...)
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  11. Jesper Ryberg (2012). Technology and Personal Moral Responsibility. In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  12. Jesper Ryberg (2011). Intergenerational Justice, Edited by Axel Gosseries and Lukas H. Meyer. Oxford University Press, 2009. Ix + 419 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 27 (1):83-87.
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  13. Jesper Ryberg (2011). Racial Profiling and Criminal Justice. Journal of Ethics 15 (1/2):79 - 88.
    According to the main argument in favour of the practice of racial profiling as a low enforcement tactic, the use of race as a targeting factor helps the police to apprehend more criminals. In the following, this argument is challenged. It is argued that, given the assumption that criminals are currently being punished too severely in Western countries, the apprehension of more criminals may not constitute a reason in favour of racial profiling at all.
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  14. Jesper Ryberg (2011). The Ethics of Racial Profiling: Introduction. [REVIEW] Journal of Ethics 15 (1-2):1-2.
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  15. Claudio Marcello Tamburrini, Jesper Ryberg & J. Angelo Corlett (eds.) (2011). Recidivist Punishments: The Philosopher's View. Lexington Books.
     
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  16. Jesper Ryberg (2010). Mass Atrocities, Retributivism, and the Threshold Challenge. Res Publica 16 (2):169-179.
    The purpose of this paper is to direct attention to a challenge—referred to as the threshold challenge —facing a non-absolutist retributivist view on international criminal justice. It is argued, on the one hand, that this challenge constitutes a practically pertinent problem for the retributivist approach to the punishment of mass crimes and, on the other, that it is very hard to imagine any principled way of meeting this challenge.
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  17. Jesper Ryberg (2010). Punishing War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity: Introduction. Res Publica 16 (2):99-100.
  18. Jesper Ryberg (2008). Moral Rights and the Problem of Privacy in Public: A Reply to Lever and Goold. Res Publica 14 (1):49-56.
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  19. Jesper Ryberg, The Repugnant Conclusion. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    In Derek Parfit's original formulation the Repugnant Conclusion is characterized as follows: “For any possible population of at least ten billion people, all with a very high quality of life, there must be some much larger imaginable population whose existence, if other things are equal, would be better even though its members have lives that are barely worth living” (Parfit 1984). The Repugnant Conclusion highlights a problem in an area of ethics which has become known as population ethics . The (...)
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  20. Jesper Ryberg (2007). Punishment : Restitutionism : For What and to Whom? In Jesper Ryberg, Thomas S. Petersen & Clark Wolf (eds.), New Waves in Applied Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan.
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  21. Jesper Ryberg (2007). Privacy Rights, Crime Prevention, CCTV, and the Life of Mrs Aremac. Res Publica 13 (2):127-143.
    Over the past decade the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) as a means of crime prevention has reached unprecedented levels. Though critics of this development do not speak with one voice and have pointed to a number of different problems in the use of CCTV, one argument has played a dominant role in the debate, namely, that CCTV constitutes an unacceptable violation of people’s right to privacy. The purpose of this paper is to examine this argument critically. It is (...)
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  22. Jesper Ryberg, Thomas S. Petersen & Clark Wolf (eds.) (2007). New Waves in Applied Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan.
    This volume contains work by the very best young scholars working in Applied Ethics, gathering a range of new perspectives and thoughts on highly relevant topics, such as the environment, animals, computers, freedom of speech, human enhancement, war and poverty. For researchers and students working in or around this fascinating area of the discipline, the volume will provide a unique snapshot of where the cutting-edge work in the field is currently engaged and where it's headed.
     
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  23. Jesper Ryberg & Thomas S. Peterson (eds.) (2007). Normative Ethics: Five Questions. Automatic Press/VIP.
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  24. Jakob vH Holtermann & Jesper Ryberg (eds.) (2006). Alf Ross: Kritiske Gensyn. Jurist- Og Økonomforbundets Forlag.
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  25. Jesper Ryberg, Torbjörn Tännsjö & Gustaf Arrhenius (2006). The Repugnant Conclusion. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Online; Last Accessed October 4:2006.
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  26. Jesper Ryberg (2005). Mercy and Justice in Criminal Law. SATS 6 (1):92-109.
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  27. Jesper Ryberg (2005). Retributivism and Multiple Offending. Res Publica 11 (3):213-233.
    This article addresses the question of how multiple offenders – that is, offenders who have committed more than one crime before they are apprehended – should be punished from a retributivist point of view. Two theories are evaluated, both defending the view that there should be a bulk discount for multiple offending. According to the first theory, a bulk discount follows from the idea of a punishment ceiling for types of crimes and the principle of parsimony in punishing. (...)
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  28. Jesper Ryberg (2002). Higher and Lower Pleasures – Doubts on Justification. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (4):415-429.
    According to the discontinuity view we can have a (lower) pleasure which, no matter how often a certain unit of it is added to itself, cannot become greater in value than a unit of another (higher) pleasure. All recent adherents of this view seem to rely basically on the same sort of reasoning which is referred to here as the preference test. This article presents three arguments, each of which indicates that the inference from the preference test to the discontinuity (...)
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  29. Jesper Ryberg (1998). Generation-Relative Ethics-A Critical Note on Dasgupta. Theoria 64 (1):23-33.
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  30. Jesper Ryberg (1998). On Goodman's Autographic/Allographic Distinction. Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 33:71-83.
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  31. Jesper Ryberg (1997). Population and Third World Assistance – a Comment on Hardin's Lifeboat Ethics. Journal of Applied Philosophy 14 (3):207–219.
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  32. Jesper Ryberg (1996). Is the Repugnant Conclusion Repugnant? Philosophical Papers 25 (3):161-177.
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  33. Jesper Ryberg (1996). Parfit's Repugnant Conclusion. Philosophical Quarterly 46 (183):202-213.
    A vcry important question raised by Dcrck Parfit in the part 0i` Reasons and Persons which dcals with population ethics is how t0 compare thc future outcomes 0i` those policies which differ in thc way they afTcct population growth} Such comparisons arc complicated by the fact that thcsc 0utcomcs may differ not only in thc avcragc Icvcls 0f well-being they gcncratc but also in thc identity and number 0i` thc persons who cxist.
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  34. Jesper Ryberg (1995). Do Possible People Have Moral Standing? Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 30:96-118.
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