Letters & Forthcoming Articles

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Preemptive Incapacitation, Victim’s Rights, Desert, and Respect for Persons: Replies to McCormick and Donelson. Forthcoming article by Gregg D. Caruso

Preemptive Incapacitation, Victim’s Rights, Desert, and Respect for Persons: Replies to McCormick and Donelson. Forthcoming article by Gregg D. Caruso

Posted by JPE Editors on 2022-10-03

I would like to begin by thanking Kelly McCormick and Raff Donelson for their thoughtful and challenging comments on my book, Rejecting Retributivism: Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice (2021a). They have both given me much to think about. While Donelson generally agrees with the dual aims of my book—i.e., rejecting retributivism and replacing it with the public health-quarantine [...]

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Caruso’s Negative Project in Rejecting Retributivism. Forthcoming article by Raff Donelson

Caruso’s Negative Project in Rejecting Retributivism. Forthcoming article by Raff Donelson

Posted by JPE Editors on 2022-10-03

In his recent book, Rejecting Retributivism,[1] Gregg Caruso offers a rigorous set of arguments to unseat retributivism as the dominant justificatory theory of punishment and to institute in its place his own public health-quarantine response to criminal wrongdoing. In these two major ambitions, I am largely sympathetic, but I part ways with respect to certain arguments and certain ways of [...]

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Comments on Gregg Caruso’s Rejecting Retributivism: Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice. Forthcoming article by Kelly McCormick

Comments on Gregg Caruso’s Rejecting Retributivism: Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice. Forthcoming article by Kelly McCormick

Posted by JPE Editors on 2022-10-03

In Rejecting Retributivism Gregg Caruso offers ambitious arguments for thinking that our current retributive system of criminal punishment should be abandoned. First, Caruso offers six powerful reasons for rejecting retributivism itself, on the grounds that legal punishment cannot adequately be retributively justified. Second, Caruso proposes, develops, and defends the public health quarantine [...]

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Rejecting Retributivism: Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice – A Précis. Forthcoming article by Gregg D. Caruso

Rejecting Retributivism: Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice – A Précis. Forthcoming article by Gregg D. Caruso

Posted by JPE Editors on 2022-10-03

Within criminal justice systems one of the most prominent justifications for legal punishment, both historically and currently, is retributivism. The retributive justification of legal punishment maintains that, absent any excusing conditions, wrongdoers are morally responsible for their actions and deserve to be punished in proportion to their wrongdoing. Unlike theories of punishment that aim [...]

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