SHUM 3475

SHUM 3475

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This course addresses central debates in the philosophy of legal punishment. We will analyze the leading theories of punishment, including the familiar retributivist and deterrent alternatives, as well as lesser-known hybrid, self-defense, and rehabilitative accounts. We will ask whether each theory offers a general justification for establishing institutions of punishment, and whether each theory justifies specific acts of punishment. Other topics may include criminal responsibility, the legitimacy of collateral consequences (e.g., the denial of felons' voting rights), alternatives to punishment, etc.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS, ETM-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LAW 6030PHIL 3475PHIL 6475

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17176 SHUM 3475   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person