Murphy on Mercy: A Prudential Reconsideration

Steiker, Carol S.
November 2008
APA Newsletters;Fall2008, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Special section p10
The author considers the work of Arizona State University law professor Jeffrie G. Murphy on mercy in the context of criminal justice in the U.S. She describes Murphy's shift in approach to mercy, from near complete rejection to a tentative embrace of mercy within the limited context of executive clemency. She suggests to try to proliferate opportunities for various discretionary actors within the criminal justice system to question and oppose the imposition of punishment.


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