Victim Impact Statements and Restorative Justice in a Retributivist World

Victim Impact Statements and Restorative Justice in a Retributivist World This is my term paper for a seminar on punishment and retribution.  The seminar was the highlight of my MA program.  Before reading, it will probably be helpful to go over the key concepts: Key Concepts:Victim Impact Statements (VIS):  In a criminal trial,  most states  permit victims […]

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Sidgwick on Philosophical Moral Intuitions

Sidgwick on Philosophical Intuitions (Book 3, Ch. 13)IntroYo, check it.  Weez gonna learn about Sidgwick’s philosophical intuitions.  Sidgwick (aka Jesus–in my opinion) had this idea that moral truths can be found in the “Common Sense” morality of the everyman.  Well, not exactly.  More precisely, he thought that if one could systematically analyze the common sense […]

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