Retributivism, Multiple Offending, and Overall Proportionality

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Abstract

This chapter examines the retributivist approach to the sentencing of multiple offenders, with particular emphasis on the argument that retributive justice implies overall proportionality constraints—that is, proportionality prescriptions with regard to classes of offenses. It first presents a few initial conceptual considerations concerning the notion of overall proportionality and its implications in multiple-offense cases before discussing possible ways of justifying overall proportionality. It then explores the role that harm and culpability play in the determination of the seriousness of a crime and goes on to explain Chris Bennett’s theory of interpersonal assessment of wrongdoing. It also challenges the alleged underlying intuition in favor of overall proportionality and contends that the idea of overall proportionality as an ingredient in the retributivist approach to multiple offending does not stand on firm ground.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelSentencing for Multiple Crimes
RedaktørerJan de Keijser, Julian V. Roberts, Jesper Ryberg
Antal sider19
UdgivelsesstedOxford
ForlagOxford University Press
Publikationsdato2017
Sider12-30
Kapitel2
ISBN (Trykt)9780190607609
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017

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