• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Just Desert

The punishment theory of just desert involves the rational and moral justification of penalties for criminals who are said to “deserve” the punishment they receive for their crimes. Such a theory is retributivist in form and calls for the exact punishment ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles