Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Andrew J Cohen
In this paper I discuss retributivist justifications for legal punishment. I argue that the main moral retributivist theories advanced so far fail to support a plausible system of legal punishment. As an alternative, I suggest, with some reservations, the legal retributivism advanced by Alan Brudner in his Punishment and Freedom.
Parsley, Stephen, "Rethinking Legal Retribution." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2011.