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The Goal of Punishment

  • Zoltan J. TothEmail author
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Abstract

Criminal sanctions may have several legitimate aims, but the death penalty is not compatible with all of them. In this regard, I examine whether each punishment goal can be achieved by allowing the death penalty, or whether capital punishment serves the purpose of achieving those goals more effectively than other penalties.

Keywords

Special prevention General prevention Retaliation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Legal History and JurisprudenceKároli Gáspár UniversityBudapestHungary

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