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B.A. Iowa State University
M.A. and Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
- My main research and teaching interests are in applied ethics and the philosophy of law, particularly the philosophy of criminal law. Most of my recent research focuses on the wide range of philosophical questions raised by legal punishment and its allied institutions: How and whether legal punishment can be justified, the defensible forms that it can take, the kinds of conduct that should be criminalized, and the procedures that should be used to determine legal guilt and thus susceptibility to punishment.
Selected Recent Publication
Selected Recent Publications:
Rethinking Imprisonment, Oxford University Press, 2007
“Rewarding Cooperation: The Moral Complexities of Procuring Accomplice Testimony,” New Criminal Law Review 13 (2010), pp. 90-118.
“The Case for Reasoned Criminal Trial Verdicts,” Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 22 (2009), pp. 313-330.
“Retributive Parsimony,” Res Publica 15 (2009), pp. 377-95.
“Criminal Record, Character Evidence, and the Criminal Trial,” Legal Theory 14 (2008), pp. 167-91.
“No Easy Way Out: Dangerous Offenders and Preventive Detention,” Law & Philosophy 27 (2008), pp. 383-414.