Assessing Criminal Justice Practice Using Social Justice Theory

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Matthew B. Robinson Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: In this paper, I introduce two of the leading theories of social justice put forth by John Rawls and David Miller. Then, I assess criminal justice practice, from law-making to corrections, in terms of ways in which it is consistent and inconsistent with these theories of social justice. Throughout the paper, I also identify ways in which criminal justice practice is inconsistent with social justice. I make recommendations for reforming criminal justice to make it more consistent with social justice.

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Robinson, Matthew B., (2010). Assessing Criminal Justice Practice Using Social Justice Theory. Social Justice Research. 23: 77-97. [Mar. 20, 2010] (ISSN: 0885-7466) Springer -- The original publication is available at
Language: English
Date: 2010

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