Antony Duff, University of Stirling
Miri Gur-Arye, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Alon Harel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The theme of the conference is identical to the theme of the research group, namely, the legitimation of criminal law. The discussed themes will include: moral panics (leading to harsh sentencing), the legitimacy of under-enforcement, mechanisms to correct wrongful convictions, the justifiability of taking into account retributive considerationsin determining the sentence, multiculturalism (the cultural defence), republican and communitarian approaches to sentencing, and others.