Criminal Justice and the Liberal Polity

Criminal Justice Ethics 30 (2):173-191 (2011)
Abstract
There are several reasonable conceptions of liberalism. A liberal polity can survive a measure of disagreement over just what constitutes liberalism. In part, this is because of the way a liberal order makes possible a dynamic, heterogeneous civil society and how that, in turn, can supply participants with reasons to support a liberal political order. Despite the different conceptions of justice associated with different conceptions of liberalism, there are reasons to distinguish the normative focus of criminal justice from other aspects of justice in a liberal polity. Given the fundamental commitments of liberalism?of whatever variant?there are reasons for criminal justice not to be assimilated to wider conceptions of justice overall. Such assimilation risks undermining some of liberalism's distinctive commitments concerning the standing of individuals as voluntary, responsible agents. Criminal justice is not independent of other aspects of justice but has a distinct focus in a liberal polity
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/0731129X.2011.592678
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 25,683
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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Offenders, the Making of Amends and the State.Linda Radzik - 2007 - In Gerry Johnstone & Daniel W. van Ness (eds.), Handbook of Restorative Justice. pp. 192--207.
Liberal Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Justice.Kok-Chor Tan - 2002 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (4):431-461.
Environmental Justice and Rawls' Difference Principle.Derek Bell - 2004 - Environmental Ethics 26 (3):287-306.
The Circumstances of Justice: Pluralism, Community, and Friendship.Neera Kapur Badhwar - 1993 - Journal of Political Philosophy 1 (3):250–276.
Justice: Metaphysical, After All? [REVIEW]Ryan W. Davis - 2011 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (2):207-222.
Disagreement, Asymmetry, and Liberal Legitimacy.Jonathan Quong - 2005 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 4 (3):301-330.
Hyper-Pluralism and the Multivariate Democratic Polity.A. Ferrara - 2012 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (4-5):435-444.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-07-25

Total downloads

29 ( #169,661 of 2,143,797 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #387,162 of 2,143,797 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums