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  1. Peter Chau (2012). Duff on the Legitimacy of Punishment of Socially Deprived Offenders. Criminal Law and Philosophy 6 (2):247-254.
    Duff offered an argument for the conclusion that just or legitimate punishment of socially deprived offenders in our unjust society is impossible. One of the claims in his argument is that our courts have the standing to blame an offender only if our polity has the right to do so since our courts are acting as the representatives of, or to use the exact phrases by Duff, “in the name of”, or “on behalf of”, the whole polity. In this paper (...)
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  2. Peter Chau (2010). Temptations, Social Deprivation and Punishment. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 30 (4):775-785.
    Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth recently argued that there is generally a reason to punish a socially deprived offender less than his non-deprived counterpart (ie someone who is not socially deprived but is otherwise similar to the deprived offender in that he committed the same crime, caused the same harm, with the same degree of foresight, etc), because deprived offenders generally face stronger temptations to offend than their non-deprived counterparts. In reply, I will argue that we should draw a (...)
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  3. Peter S. C. Chau (2008). Book Review. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 42 (3):411-415.
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