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Retribution Doesn’t Get Us to the Death Penalty

Retribution Doesn’t Get Us to the Death Penalty

February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

by Matthew Cavedon My friend and colleague Ryan Mulvey rests his recent defense of the death penalty on the theory of retribution. The punishment of a criminal, he writes, “must fit his crime; this could even mean the loss of his life.” That’s not the way retribution actually works in […]

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Why “Pro-Life” May Mean Being “Pro-Death Penalty”

Why “Pro-Life” May Mean Being “Pro-Death Penalty”

January 17, 2013 at 8:30 am 3 comments

by Ryan Mulvey Should a pro-life activist be equally concerned with ending capital punishment as he is with prohibiting abortion?  Ultimately, one who cares to protect the fundamental right to life can consistently support the death penalty. In fact, respect for life may demand a retributive theory of justice that […]

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