Moral Judgment: Does The Abuse Excuse Threaten Our Morals

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This series of books culminated in Moral Judgment: Does the Abuse Excuse Threaten our Legal System in 1997. Concerned about forces in our society threatening to undermine our moral sense, Wilson demonstrates in this book how our judicial system has compromised its obligation to discriminate between right and wrong. Citing highly publicized verdicts, he makes a case for re-examining the ethical drift of contemporary jurisprudence. Today's headlines, he claims, are proof that our judicial system relentlessly subjects itself to forces that limit its capacity to resolve even the gravest moral issues: judging guilt or innocence in the most grievous capital crimes. In a sense, Wilson sends a strongly worded message to criminal justice administrators:
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