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The desirability and feasibility of restorative justice

Author(s): Mcgeer, Victoria; Pettit, Philip N.

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Abstract: © Presses de Sciences Po (P.F.N.S.P.). Tous droits réservés pour tous pays. This article defends two main arguments. The first examines the philosophical grounds for welcoming restorative justice reforms of the penal institution, drawing on a neo-republican conception of freedom. The second argument is that, despite appearances to the contrary, these reforms would fit with what psychology suggests about our morally evolved punitive dispositions. They are not, therefore, reform proposals of a psychologically infeasible kind.
Publication Date: Mar-2015
Citation: Mcgeer, V, Pettit, P. (2015). The desirability and feasibility of restorative justice. Raisons Politiques, 59 (3), 17 - 33. doi:10.3917/rai.059.0017
DOI: doi:10.3917/rai.059.0017
ISSN: 1291-1941
EISSN: 1950-6708
Pages: 1 - 16
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Raisons Politiques
Version: Author's manuscript

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