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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Crashing your Car and Eating it Too: Part 2. Tort Law and No-Fault Car Insurance

Notes and Thoughts on “Tort Law and No-Fault Car Insurance” by Murphy and ColemanRecapIn the last post we were talking about tort laws and how they might apply to car accidents/the insurance industry.  Recall that tort laws are laws about legal liability.  The proposal is that a no-fault system better meets our standards for justice […]

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Crashing your Car and Eating it Too: Tort Law and No-Fault Car Insurance

Notes and Thoughts on “Tort Liability and Corrective Justice” by Murphy and ColemanOverviewSuppose you’re a baby and you’re driving my car because the Beatles’ song told you too.  You crash the car and destroy someone’s beautiful pink flamingo lawn ornaments.  Who should pay to replace the flamingos?  Most reasonable people would say it’s the baby’s […]

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