This lecture offers a broad review of current punishment theory debates and the alternative distributive principles for criminal liability and punishment that they suggest. This broader perspective attempts to explain in part the Model Penal Code's recent shift to reliance upon desert and accompanying limitation on the principles of deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.
Robinson, Paul H., "The Ongoing Revolution in Punishment Theory: Doing Justice as Controlling Crime" (2010). Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law. 285.