Criminal Law and Philosophy 6 (2):115-129 (2012)

This essay asks if there is a role for an active public in ratcheting down the harsh politics of crime control in the United States and the United Kingdom that has led to increased use of the criminal law and greater severity in punishment. It considers two opposing answers offered by political and legal theorists and then begins to develop a participatory democratic framework for institutional reform
Keywords Punishment  Citizen participation  Democracy  Restorative justice  Criminal jury
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11572-012-9149-x
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,046
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Core of the Case Against Judicial Review.Jeremy Waldron - 2006 - Yale Law Journal 115:1346-1406.
Depoliticizing Democracy.Philip Pettit - 2004 - Ratio Juris 17 (1):52-65.
Trials and Punishments.John Cottingham & R. A. Duff - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (149):448.

View all 15 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Why Should We Care What the Public Thinks? A Critical Assessment of the Claims of Popular Punishment.Frej Klem Thomsen - 2014 - In Jesper Ryberg & Julian Roberts (eds.), Popular Punishment. Oxford University Press. pp. 119-145.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Bioethics and Deliberative Democracy: Five Warnings From Hobbes.Griffin Trotter - 2006 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (3):235 – 250.
The Injustice of Territoriality.Paul Muldoon - 2012 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (5):631-648.
Comments on Foqué, “Criminal Justice in a Democracy”.Matt Matravers - 2008 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 2 (3):229-233.
Review Essay / Dominion as the Target of Criminal Justice.C. L. ten - 1991 - Criminal Justice Ethics 10 (2):40-46.
Review Essay / A Theory of Criminal Justice.Barbara Baum Levenbook - 1982 - Criminal Justice Ethics 1 (2):60-64.
Philosophical Essays.Teodros Kiros - 2011 - Red Sea Press.


Added to PP index

Total views
49 ( #219,540 of 2,454,447 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #449,269 of 2,454,447 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes