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“On the Role of Forgiveness in Criminal Sentencing.”

Nygaard, R. L.
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) Seton Hall Law Review 27(3): 980-1022.

This essay suggests that in certain instances it would be beneficial to society if, after having been punished, certain offenders who are sincerely sorry were permitted to atone for their crimes and seek official forgiveness, a “fresh startâ€? – to permit some offenders to move away from past mistakes and be fully readmitted to society


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