Criminal responsibility is almost universally thought to require moral responsibility. Using the psychological theory of "situationism,'" however, I will argue that criminal responsibility can survive-and therefore that defendants can be justly punished-without moral responsibility.
Criminal liability, Situation ethics, Psychology of defendants, Criminal psychology, Punishment (Psychology)
Date of Authorship for this Version
Levy, Ken, "Does Situationism Excuse? The Implications of Situationism for Moral Responsibility and Criminal Responsibility" (2015). Journal Articles. 412.