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Remorse and retribution: justifying mitigation at sentencing

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Remorse can be a powerful source of mitigation at sentencing. However, there is a lack of formal justification for this practice and a paucity of theoretical literature engaging with this issue. Addressing this gap, this thesis offers a comprehensive justification for why an offender’s remorse should mitigate the punishment he receives. It begins by discussing the emotion of remorse – its nature and value. With reference to broadly-retributive theories of punishment, it then considers various...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Centre for Criminology
Oxford college:
New College
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SSD
Department:
Law
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SSD
Department:
Law
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2012-07-11

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