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Peace and justice: a limited reconciliation

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This paper aims to relax the tension between the political requirements of making peace and moral demands of doing justice, in light of the 'peace processes' in South Africa and Northern Ireland. It begins by arguing that criminal justice should be reconceived as consisting primarily in the vindication of victims, both direct and indirect. This is not to deny the retributive punishment of perpetrators any role at all, only to insist that it be largely subservient to the goal of vindication. W...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1023/A:1016080506795

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Institution:
University of Leeds
Department:
School of Theology and Religious Studies
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Author
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
167-179
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
1572-8447
ISSN:
1386-2820
URN:
uuid:af37386d-a4eb-4fb4-ad06-989fe17cf43c
Local pid:
ora:3601

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