Moral versus Political Perspectives on Criminal Law

Friday, October 04, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
141 Boalt Hall
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Cynthia Palmerin
Kadish Center

Kadish Center Workshop in the Philosophy of Criminal Law, jointly organized with Hebrew University, to be held at Berkeley Law on Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th. The aim of the Workshop is to wrestle with the question whether criminal law and punishment are best thought of in moral terms, as responses to individual wrongdoing and desert, or in political terms, as matters of right and justice. Though abstract when put this way, the question of the right perspective for criminal law has important implications for the structure of criminal defenses, the privatization of punishment, and restrictions on state deceit and surveillance, among other subjects. We are gathering a small group of the most interesting people working in criminal law from across the US, the UK, and Israel. Please join us.  

The Workshop will be held in Room 141 Boalt Hall, between 9am and 5pm Friday, and 9am-12pm Saturday.

Papers are to be read in advance of the discussions, and are available here:

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