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How to Reform a Serial Killer: The Buddhist Approach to Restorative Justice
Author Loy, David R.
Source Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Pages145 - 168
PublisherDepartment of History & Religious Studies Program , The Pennsylvania State University
Publisher Url
LocationUniversity Park, PA, US
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteDavid R. Loy, Faculty of International Studies, Bunkyo University;
KeywordEthics; Justice; Killing; Law
AbstractThis article considers how Buddhist perspectives on crime and punishment support the contemporary movement toward restorative (in place of retributive) justice. It begins by examining the two Pāli suttas that most directly address these issues: the Angulimala Sutta, about the reform of a serial killer, and the Lion’s Roar Sutta, about the responsibility of a ruler. Then it looks at the Vinaya, which has many implications for our understanding of motivation and reform, and finally at traditional Tibet to see how its criminal justice system embodied these Buddhist perspectives. It concludes with some reflections on why our present criminal justice systems serve the purposes of the state better than the needs of offenders and their victims.
Table of contentsAbstract 145
The Angulimala Sutta 149
The lion's Roar Sutta 151
The Vinaya 154
Tibetan Justice 159
A Genealogy of Justice 162
Notes 165
Bibliography 167
ISSN10769005 (E)
Created date2002.02.21
Modified date2017.07.11

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