Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
2019 Kendall J Hollimon
In this thesis I analyze both retributive and consequentialist justifications for punishment to understand the foundation for disenfranchisement as punishment. I then argue that although some of these justifications can condone disenfranchisement, the practice of disenfranchising criminals damages the democratic process, thus delegitimizing the punishments that societies democratically decide to impose.
Hollimon, Kendall, "Suffrage Over Suffering: How Disenfranchisement Erodes the Legitimacy of Democratic Punishment" (2020). CMC Senior Theses. 2351.