Duff RA (2012) Penal Coercion and the Apology Ritual. Teorema: Revista Internacional de Filosofía, 31 (2), pp. 109-117. http://www.unioviedo.es/Teorema/English/Issues/XXXI2.html
In a comment on Christopher Bennett's The Apology Ritual, I sketch an alternative route to an account of criminal punishment very like Bennett's, though drawing more on a political conception of a polity and its citizens than on a moral conception of our social relations as individuals, and placing more importance than he does on the criminal trial; but I suggest that we need to revise certain important aspects of his account to explain how punishment can be justly imposed on an unwilling offender — in line with the kind of account for which I have argued, and which he criticises.
Bennett; Punishment; Apology; Ritual; Trial; Responsibility
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