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Criminal Labelling, Publicity, and Punishment

Hadjimatheou, Katerina (2016) 'Criminal Labelling, Publicity, and Punishment.' Law and Philosophy, 35 (6). 567 - 593. ISSN 0167-5249

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This paper considers whether publicizing criminal labels is justified as a form of punishment. It begins by arguing that making criminal labels public is inevitably stigmatizing and that stigmatization is not, as is often implied, a defining aspect of censure, but needs independent justification. It argues that justifying grounds for public criminal labelling cannot be found in either the communicative account of punishment or deterrence theory. Rather, public criminal labelling should be understood as undermining of both the communicative and the deterrent functions of punishment. Recent empirical work is drawn upon to support the claims about public criminal labelling and deterrence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 14:07
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 14:07

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