Justice and duty v mercy

Lauchs, Mark A. (2006) Justice and duty v mercy. In Hayes, S., Stobbs, N., & Lauchs, M. (Eds.) Social Ethics for Legal and Justice Professionals. Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, pp. 98-110.


This paper is a contribution to the debate over the apparent conflict between the natures of justice and mercy. It argues that justice and mercy are not in conflict as most prior authors on the topic mistake the concept of equity for mercy.

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ID Code: 13233
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Justice, mercy, equity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified (220199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Pearson Education Australia
Deposited On: 03 Apr 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2010 16:47

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