Social Theory and Practice 29 (2):325-341 (2003)

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Linda Radzik
Texas A&M University
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The recent literature on criminal justice has yielded an intriguing suggestion: that someone who does wrong has a right to make amends. In this essay, I evaluate arguments for and against this claim with regard to cases of both criminal wrongdoing and private wrongs. I conclude that the balance of arguments speaks in favor of a right to make amends. This conclusion has ramifications for the just design of criminal sanctions, and these will also be addressed here.
Keywords punishment  amends  atonement  crime  reparations  restitution  corrective justice
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