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Punishment and Citizenship: A Theory of Criminal Disenfranchisement

Milena Tripkovic


The book develops a normative theory of criminal disenfranchisement and determines which offenders may justifiably lose electoral rights after criminal conviction. Having examined the historical development of the practice and contemporary electoral restrictions—which reveal that disenfranchisement is still widespread in European democracies—the book goes on to explore the nature of this sanction and its normative foundations. Diverging from common understanding, the book proposes that criminal disenfranchisement is not a form of punishment, but a citizenship sanction that aims to reduce membe ... More

Keywords: criminal disenfranchisement, criminal offenders, punishment, citizenship, citizenship sanctions, polity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190848620
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190848620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Milena Tripkovic, author
Lecturer, University of Birmingham