Richard Lippke

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982
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Richard Lippke’s research focuses on philosophical issues raised by legal punishment, sentencing, criminal law and criminal procedure. He has written about such topics as felon disenfranchisement, prison labor, supermax confinement, and the preventive detention of dangerous offenders. He is the author of Rethinking Imprisonment (Oxford University Press, 2007) and The Ethics of Plea Bargaining (Oxford University Press, 2011). Currently, his main research focus is on the presumption of innocence and its implications for criminal procedure.

Recent Publications:

“Preventive Pre-Trial Detention without Punishment,” Res Publica (2014)

“Some Surprising Implications of Negative Retributivism,” Journal of Applied Philosophy (2014)

“Justifying the Proof Structure of Criminal Trials,” International Journal of Evidence & Proof (2013)

“Chronic Temptation, Reasonable Firmness, and the Criminal Law,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2013)

“Adjudication Error, Finality, and Asymmetry in the Criminal Law,” Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence (2013)

“Plea Bargaining in the Shadow of the Constitution,” Duquesne Law Review (2013)

“The Prosecutor and the Presumption of Innocence,” Criminal Law and Philosophy (2014)

“Anchoring the Sentencing Scale: A Modest Proposal,” Theoretical Criminology (2012)

“Modifying Double Jeopardy,” New Criminal Law Review (2012)

“Social Deprivation as Tempting Fate,” Criminal Law and Philosophy (2011)

“Why Sex (Offending) Is Different,” Criminal Justice Ethics (2011)

“Retributive Sentencing, Multiple Offenders, and Bulk Discounts,” in Mark D. White, Retributivism: Essays in Theory and Policy (OUP 2011)

“Punishing the Guilty, Not Punishing the Innocent,” Journal of Moral Philosophy (2010)

“The Case for Reasoned Criminal Trial Verdicts,” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (2009)

“Criminal Record, Character Evidence, and the Criminal Trial,” Legal Theory (2009)