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Criminal law in the age of the administrative state, Vincent Chiao

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Criminal law in the age of the administrative state
Title
Criminal law in the age of the administrative state
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Chiao
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is the criminal law for? One influential answer is that the criminal law vindicates pre-political rights and condemns wrongdoing. On this account, the criminal law has an intrinsic subject matter-certain types of moral wrongdoing-and it provides a distinctive response to that wrongdoing, namely condemnatory punishment. In Criminal Law in the Age of the Administrative State, Vincent Chiao offers an alternative, public law account. What the criminal law is for, Chiao suggests, is sustaining social cooperation with public institutions. Consequently, we only have reason to support the use of the criminal law insofar as its use is consistent with our reasons for valuing the social order established by those institutions. By starting with the political morality of public institutions rather than the interpersonal morality of private relationships, this account shows how the criminal law is continuous with the modern administrative and welfare state, and why it is answerable to the same political virtues. Chiao sketches a democratic egalitarian account of those virtues, one that is loosely consequentialist, egalitarian but not equalizing, and centered on a form of freedom-effective access to central capabilities-as its currency of evaluation. From this point of view, the role of the criminal law is to help public institutions create a society in which each person can lead a life as a peer among peers. Chiao shows how a democratic egalitarian approach to criminal justice provides a fresh perspective on a range of contemporary problems, from mass incarceration to overcriminalization, due process and the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Chiao, Vincent
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in penal theory and philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Public law
  • Administrative law
  • Welfare state
  • Criminal procedure
  • Administrative law
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Public law
  • Welfare state
Label
Criminal law in the age of the administrative state, Vincent Chiao
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Criminal law as public law I : context -- Criminal law as public law II : structure -- Criminal law as public law III : content -- Mass incarceration and the theory of punishment -- Reasons to criminalize -- Formalism and pragmatism in criminal procedure -- Responsibility without resentment
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780190273941
Lccn
2018013395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1029094947
Label
Criminal law in the age of the administrative state, Vincent Chiao
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Criminal law as public law I : context -- Criminal law as public law II : structure -- Criminal law as public law III : content -- Mass incarceration and the theory of punishment -- Reasons to criminalize -- Formalism and pragmatism in criminal procedure -- Responsibility without resentment
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780190273941
Lccn
2018013395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1029094947

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