The Need for an Articulated Distributive Principle
Each of the justifications for punishment, or “purposes” as they are often called, might be used as a distributive principle for criminal liability and punishment. This chapter begins with a discussion of the criterion for each alternative distributive principle. It then considers conflicts among distributive principles and the problem of unarticulated combinations of distributive principles.
purposes, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, criminal liability, punishment
Distruptive Principles of Criminal Law: Who Should be Punished How Much
Robinson, Paul, "The Need for an Articulated Distributive Principle" (2008). Book Chapters. 163.