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Foundations Once Destroyed: The Catholic Church and Criminal Justice

Skotnicki, Andrew
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Theological Studies. 65: 792-816.

On several occasions in recent years, the Catholic bishops of the United States have sought to present the Catholic position in matters pertaining to crime and punishment. While in many ways laudable, these statements pay insufficient attention to important historical and conceptual foundations of criminal justice in the Catholic tradition and reflect an inadequate understanding of current trends in present-day correctional policy. Author’s abstract.


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