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From Social Justice to Criminal Justice : Poverty and The Administration of Criminal Law - William C. Heffernan

From Social Justice to Criminal Justice

Poverty and The Administration of Criminal Law

By: William C. Heffernan (Editor), John Kleinig (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780195129854
Number Of Pages: 312

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The economically deprived come into contact with the criminal court system in sorely disproportionate numbers. Should economic deprivation then figure in the administration of criminal law? And if so, how? This collection of essays explores the troubling questions and ethical dilemmas inherent in this situation.
The contributors, including well-known legal and political philosophers Philip Pettit, George Fletcher, and Jeremy Waldron, draw from a broad ideological spectrum to offer comprehensive coverage of these pressing issues. Making a vital contribution to the normative debate over the social and criminal justice nexus, From Social Justice to Criminal Justice will prove provocative reading for students and scholars of philosophy, criminal justice, and criminology.

Notes on Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Poverty, Crime, and Criminal Justicep. 25
Social Justice/Criminal Justicep. 47
Aid without Egalitarianism: Assisting Indigent Defendantsp. 84
Why Indigence Is Not a Justificationp. 98
Deprivation and Desertp. 114
The Ethics of Punishing Indigent Parentsp. 161
Punishing the Poor: Dilemmas of Justice and Differencep. 189
Class-Based Remedies for the Poorp. 217
Indigence and Sentencing in Republican Theoryp. 230
Homelessness in the Criminal Lawp. 248
Material Poverty - Moral Povertyp. 264
Index of Namesp. 277
Index of Subjectsp. 282
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ISBN: 9780195129854
ISBN-10: 0195129857
Series: Oxford Early Music (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 16.76  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.6